• Elephant behind, Zimbabwe

July weather and when to go

July weather and when to go

July is a great time to travel to Zimbabwe as it falls in the peak dry season so you are pretty much guaranteed dry days to enjoy your safari. Although the dry season means the landscapes will be less lush and therefore perhaps less photogenic, it does mean that wildlife will be easier to spot and you will be able to keep track of prowling big cats and herds of elephants as they move through the bush.


However, when the sun sets these clear skies will produce cold nights so layers will be necessary for sitting round the campfire and enjoying early morning game drives. 

Cheetah running, Zimbabwe

Of course, peak wildlife season brings with it higher prices, lower availability and somewhat busier parks so make sure you book your safari well in advance to secure the lodges you want. Victoria Falls is busy year-round and this is no different in July. Try to head down to the Falls early in the morning to wander round the park before the crowds arrive.

As the season dries out further throughout the month head to Hwange National Park for fantastic sightings of elephant herds congregating round the waterholes.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Zimbabwe. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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