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Zimbabwe in September


Wildlife highlights abound during this dry season month, including huge herds of elephant and the ongoing return of migratory birds – and all amidst landscapes featuring red-leaf Msasa trees.

What's the weather going to be like in Zimbabwe in September?

  • Days are hot and dry, with only a little rain
  • It’s the end of Zimbabwe’s winter, or dry season
  • Temperatures warm up throughout the month, reaching an average of 84 degrees during the day and even hotter in low-altitude parks such as Gonarezhou – 86 degrees!
  • YZ recommends packing a light fleece for the evenings

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in September?

  • Temperatures are warming up, but not too extreme
  • September is fantastic for seeing big elephant herds in Hwange National Park – and Hwange’s annual game count takes place this month too
  • This is one of the best months for safari – animals are more visible because the vegetation is sparse and they are looking for water
  • Msasa trees begin to grow new leaves, which are a vibrant red colour
  • It’s a fine time to enjoy white water rafting and other wet-and-wild activities in Victoria Falls because the waters of the Zambezi river are low
  • Fishing on the Zambezi river or Lake Kariba is highly recommended this month, as the rivers and lakes are cleaner in the dry season than in the wet season. The water is warming up
  • Gold and red landscapes with sparse vegetation are a superb subject for photography, as is Vic Falls this month

Any lowlights?

  • September’s a popular time to travel, so properties are likely to be full
  • Grazing on the plains deteriorates, as only small numbers of wildebeest and zebra are usually seen

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