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Climate & when to go

Despite lying in a tropical zone, Zimbabwe’s generally high altitudes produce a beautiful and moderate climate, meaning higher temperatures from November to April (summer) and lower temperatures from May to October (winter). Temperatures are never very extreme (7°C in winter is considered freezing and 35°C in summer considered boiling). The warm, wet season (November to May) should provide the year’s rain. Days are sunny with a dramatic afternoon/evening thunderstorm. The end of the cool, dry season, around September/October, is the top time for wildlife viewing.