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May weather and when to go

May weather and when to go

Throughout May the weather is likely to dry out making it a more popular time to travel than April but still not as busy as the later months in the season. The daytime temperatures will still remain warm, around 27 degrees throughout the morning and afternoon but evening and night-time temperatures will drop. Therefore it is important to remember to bring layers for early morning game drives and for journeys back after sundowners. 

Zimbabwe lion

After the long rainy season, landscapes will be verdant giving plenty of sustenance for rhinos and elephants roaming through the bush. It may make smaller wildlife more difficult to see but your guides are experts at seeking out wildlife in these conditions so will assist you in having the very best encounters possible.

May is also a great time to witness Victoria Falls as water levels will still be high. However, thanks to there being slightly less spray than April, photographing this stunning spectacle will be somewhat easier. You’ll be able to capture the power of the Falls by walking round the national park but we also recommend booking a helicopter flight to see Victoria Falls from a different perspective.


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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