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Zimbabwe in December

December

A green season month, December sees plenty of rain, lush landscapes, brilliant birdlife, and the return of wildebeest and zebra to many of Zimbabwe’s safari areas

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

  • The rain usually comes in short afternoon showers, but it can continue for days
  • December falls near the beginning of the green season
  • Temperatures are relatively warm
  • It’s wet enough for us to highly recommend packing your waterproofs

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in December?

  • As it’s low season, properties are widely available
  • Prices are cheaper than during peak season months
  • Parks and accommodations are much quieter during the rainy season
  • As the grass grows, wildebeest and zebra return in big numbers
  • A lot of herbivores give birth during the rainy season, as there is plenty of vegetation to provide for their young
  • As the rains increase, amphibians come out of hibernation and spawn, which creates a sudden increase in the number of birds – especially as many migratory birds return
  • The scenery is lush and green – and exotic red fireball lilies spring up across the landscape
  • There are fantastic photo opportunities at Victoria Falls

Any lowlights?

  • Some lodges in Mana Pools are closed
  • Humidity is high
  • Some travellers might not enjoy the rain when it goes on for days
  • The thick vegetation makes wildlife harder to spot
  • Heavy rainfall can make some of the roads impassable, disrupting safari activities

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