Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe? If you're planning to go to Victoria Falls, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Based on the climate and weather in Victoria Falls, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe by month

January

In January, Victoria Falls is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Victoria Falls, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

February

If you vacation in Victoria Falls during February, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

March

March in Victoria Falls is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

If you vacation in Victoria Falls during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

May

If you visit Victoria Falls during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

June

Traveling to Victoria Falls in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July in Victoria Falls is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

August

August in Victoria Falls is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

If you go to Victoria Falls in September, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you visit Victoria Falls during October, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts

November

Traveling to Victoria Falls in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

December

If you visit Victoria Falls during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Victoria Falls, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Victoria Falls
  • Appropriate museum wear

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