In Zimbabwe, there are two seasons- the wet and dry season. Regardless, the temperatures are rather moderate and less arid and humid than in the Northern part of Africa. The dry season generally is from May to October. At the tail end of the dry season, it is the least desirable time to visit Africa. In fact, October and November are known as “suicide months” because the temperatures remain high through the night as well.


The summer wet season is called the "green season", since it provides much needed rains to the area. In November, the first rains begin as migrant birds arrive in the area and the bush becomes green.  During this time, it is also very hot generally. In the summer, the rains can be literal torrential downpours for a day and then, the sky can clear and it is suddenly sunny the next day. The weather is very difficult to predict. However, in January and February, there tends to be long periods of heavy rain and floods even, making it often difficult to travel.

  At night in this area during the wet season, it can become very very cold depending on the altitude. In fact, at times temperatures can fall below freezing! Travelers should bring coats and cover-ups to bear the cold nights.
It is recommended to travel between April to May and August to September.