Whatever time of year you choose to visit Victoria Falls, you are going to be awe inspired. The colours and the water levels change depending on the month, but Mosi-oa-Tunya ('The Smoke that Thunders'), as the locals call it, is always an impressive sight. Along the gorge are numerous viewpoints where you can survey the falls and feel the spray upon your face, but for something even more thrilling, you can white water raft along the river, or even take a microlight or helicopter flight, circling in the sky above!
Visiting Victoria Falls from February to May is a sensory overload. It is at this time of the year that the water level is at its highest, and flowing at the greatest speed. Stay at Gorges Lodge for some of the very best views in Africa, plus a fantastic range of activities, from kayaking and rafting to gorge walks and eagle viewing. The dry season lasts from June to August, but the Falls are still high with water rushing down from the highlands. If you plan to combine Victoria Falls with a safari, this is the time to come. The Elephant Camp is a luxurious choice in Victoria Falls National Park, and in addition to safari drives and walks you can have a close-up elephant encounter at the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage.
In October and November, the falls are at their driest, but as the spray is significantly reduced, you will have the clearest views and be able to see the full width of the gorge. At this time of year you can also safely hop across the border into Zambia to swim in the Devil’s Pool, the terrifying (yet exhilarating) natural swimming pool at the very top of Victoria Falls. You can check into the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, opened in 1904, and walk sepia photograph lined halls where the likes of King George VI and Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth) once trod. It’s an incredibly elegant property and nothing compares to sitting out on the lawn on a quiet afternoon, drinking tea from a porcelain teacup and listening to the rushing of the falls.