Best time to visit Zambia

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The seasons of the Zambezi

Come Rain or Shine

An all year round destination

Royal Chundu is a superb year-round destination, with each season bringing something unique to the Zambezi and Victoria Falls experience.

At 3,540km long, the Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa and the largest that flows into the Indian Ocean from the continent. It's journey begins in Zambia, moves through eastern Angola, weaves its way along the eastern border of Namibia and the northern border of Botswana; onwards between Zambia and Zimbabwe before eventually reaching Mozambique, where it finally finds its way into the Indian Ocean.

October is the hottest month while the chilliest time is in June. This month also welcomes shooting stars to the sky while July and August hold the promise of the Parrot Fish Run, an incredible natural spectacle to behold.

The Zambezi River is at its fullest between February and July, and peaks between March and April. The rise in water level creates a magnificent spray from Victoria Falls, with superior rainbows worth an ogle. At the Zambezi’s lowest, between November and early December, there is little spray, but a better view of the Falls’ full geological form. This is also a superb time to take a dip in Devil's Pool.

Temperatures on the Zambezi River are relatively mild, generally between 64° and 86° F (18° and 30° C). Winter runs from May is cool and dry while the period between August and October sees temperatures rise excessively, often reaching 104° F (40° C). November to April is rainy season with relief coming from occasional clear skies between downpours.

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