Zimbabwe in July

July

July is peak season, featuring sights such as huge herds of elephant and masses of animals around the few remaining water sources in Zim’s dried-up parks.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 25°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 6°C
  • Average rainfall = 2mm
  • Average daylight = 11 hours

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

  • Nights can be close to freezing, but during the day it warms up quickly
  • July is the peak of dry season, so travellers are pretty much guaranteed dry and sunny days
  • Temperatures throughout the day are pleasant and warm
  • It can be chilly at night and first thing in the morning, so we recommend layers for when you’re sitting around the campfire and enjoying early morning game drives

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in July?

  • July is a terrific time for safari, as small amounts of vegetation makes wildlife easy to spot
  • You can expect to see big herds of elephants in Hwange National Park as they return from Botswana
  • Impressive concentrations of wildlife cluster around scarce water sources
  • The grass turns to a golden sandy colour and the land is drained of water, making for some unique photo opportunities

Any lowlights?

  • As July falls in peak season, you’ll need to book your safari well in advance to secure your first-choice accommodation
  • Properties are more expensive and parks are busier
  • Dry days result in less verdant landscapes
  • Herbivores disperse over the dry plains

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