The best time to visit Zimbabwe is May-October
The very hottest temperatures in Harare, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Zimbabwe, tend to reach around 32℃ (91℉) in the height of summer. The average Harare temperatures in winter reach lows of around 8℃ (47℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 7℃ (45℉). Other areas in Zimbabwe can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.
The days are longest in Zimbabwe in November, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in January, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Zimbabwe, check out climate info on some of the top places to visit, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Zimbabwe is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||December to February|
|Autumn/fall||March to May|
|Winter||June to August|
|Spring||September to November|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Zimbabwe
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Zimbabwe: