Victoria Falls Through The Seasons

Posted on February 25, 2020

January to March

January, February and March fall in the height of the rainy season. The weather is hot and humid and you can expect afternoon rain and thunderstorms.

Victoria Falls becomes more intense with increased river flow and the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ rises high in the sky. Vic Falls is high – but not yet at full capacity. Take a look at the activities we recommend you try if you’re visiting in Jan, Feb or March.

22 Minute Helicopter Flight


Following recent rains over January to March, the vegetation within Batoka Gorge is beautifully green and lush.

The Zambezi River water level is higher, so the rapids are highly visible from the air, and when flying close to the water you can almost feel the raging force of the Zambezi.

Rate: US$250 per person
Duration: 22 minutes
Times: 07h00 to 18h00


Quad Biking


More rains in the summer months mean more mud and more fun on a quad biking adventure around Vic Falls. View our Quad Biking options below.

Eco Trail at Batokaland Quad Trail – US$80 per person
Local Village Quad Trail – US$140 per person

African Queen Sunset Cruise


The summer sunsets in Vic Falls are a different colour to winter – you can expect cotton candy colours – burnt oranges and red hues which offer fantastic photographic opportunities from aboard the African Queen.

Rate: US$75 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Time: 16h30 in summer


Bundu River Float


A tranquil drift on the Zambezi River offers great bird watching and beautiful green scenery along the river banks. A fantastic way to enjoy the surroundings of Vic Falls during the summer months.

Rate: US$55 per person
Duration: +/- 4 hours
Times: 08h00 – 12h00 & 14h00 – 18h00



Half Day White Water Rafting


This exciting half day rafting activity is available January to July – but is usually closed in April and May when water levels get too high. Quick, book this before the river gets too high!

Rate: US$130 per person
Duration: +/- 6 hours
Time: 07h30 to 13h30


April to July

This is when the water levels at Vic Falls are their highest, with an average of 750 million litres/minute. The “Smoke That Thunders” is at its most intense.

Some of our top activity recommendations:


Any Microlight Flights – fly through the ‘smoke’ of the Vic Falls.
Fishing Trips – days are starting to get cooler, so better fishing.
Makora Quest Canoeing – great bird life, cooler on the river in the daytime.
Horse riding – cooler days, the river and Vic Falls views are magnificent.
Bobo Camp Picnic – less chance of being rained out. Cooler weather and Vic Falls still high.

August to December

Another shift in seasons; the days are (mostly) dry and warm and wildlife congregates along the banks of the Zambezi – especially at dusk and dawn. Our most popular activities from August to December are as follows:

White water rafting 
Swimming under the Falls
Multi-day rafting trips
River safari cruises
Dinners and Sunset Cruise combo

For more information on any of the above activities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our helpful reservations team via email at or by calling  +260 21 3 323589 or +260 978 770175.

We look forward to helping you arrange all your bucket list activities in Vic Falls and Livingstone.

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