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Zimbabwe in February


February is a very wet month, but travellers seeking sights of herbivore calves amidst gorgeous green landscapes will not be disappointed – and rates are lower too.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 30°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 16°C
  • Average rainfall = 176mm
  • Average daylight = 11 hours

What’s the weather going to be like in Zimbabwe in February

  • Days are very wet, with thunder and lightning common in the afternoons
  • It’s the middle of the wet season, and rain can continue for days on end
  • Temperatures are reasonably high
  • Waterproofs are a packing essential

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in February

  • Camps and lodges are cheaper during the wet season
  • Sable antelope and waterbuck are calving at this time of year
  • Lots of migrant bird species may be viewed
  • Ducklings are hatching, so you can expect to see young waterfowl in every pond
  • February is a great time for white-water rafting on the Zambezi river, as the water is low and the white water is more dramatic
  • Huge storm clouds provide a spectacular backdrop for photographs

Any lowlights?

  • Many camps around the national parks of Mana Pools are closed during the low rainy season
  • February is another humid month
  • The constant rain doesn’t suit all travellers
  • Wildlife is often hidden behind thick vegetation, and as there are plenty of water sources the animals are more dispersed around the parks
  • Depending on the severity of rainfall, dirt roads are wet and sometimes impassable because of flooding

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