October weather and when to go
October is the final month of the peak dry period and can be seen as a shoulder season thanks to the arrival of the short rains being difficult to predict. It is likely the beginning of the month will remain dry and therefore Zimbabwe's wildlife will still be congregating around waterholes. When the rains do arrive they will bring some much-needed relief from the warm temperatures of October.
The whole month will be much warmer than the dry season months with parks at lower altitudes being particularly hot and humid so some respite may be greatly appreciated.