• Zimbabwe elephants at Ruckomechi Camp

November weather and when to go

November weather and when to go

November’s weather can be somewhat unpredictable with some warm weather but also a notable amount of rain. Rains generally fall in the afternoon but it is wise to take a waterproof out with you on all game drives and nature walks just in case. Morning and evening temperatures will be well over 15 degrees Celsius so will be perfectly pleasant to sit outside and dine al fresco. During the day the mercury is likely to tip 30+ degrees so will be rather hot, especially in parks such as Gonarezou which lie at a low altitude. 

Birding, Zimbabwe

With the rains come thicker vegetation and migratory birds. Although dense vegetation means wildlife may be harder to spot the range of animals around will be great as they seek out new sources of nutrition. The number of birds will also greatly increase with the arrival of some interesting migratory species.

As November falls in the low season, lodge rates will be lower allowing a more affordable and perhaps longer Zimbabwe safari

Although Victoria Falls is a year-round destination, the water levels may be down to just a trickle by this time of year. The return of the impressive flow will depend on when the heavier rains arrive. The low water levels mean activities such as swimming in the Devil’s Pools will be accessible and with the warm temperatures throughout November this could be a great option!


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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