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Victoria Falls in October

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Victoria Falls in October

We are looking at a visit to Southern Africa next Sept. or October. What does the Victoria Falls look like at the time of the year? I've read that it's the lowest water flow. Is is still worth the time to visit?

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1. Re: Victoria Falls in October

Viewing the Falls from the Zimbabwean side at that time of year is definately still worth it, there is still a good volume of water coming over Devils Cataract and Main Falls. The Zambian side (eastern cataract) however at that time of year is almost dry and by late October will be a dry rock face.

September is one of the best months all round - Good weather, Falls are great and game viewing is at it peak - October gets extremely hot.

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2. Re: Victoria Falls in October

It is indeed pretty dry in October, and better from the Zim side.

Whether it's "worth it" or not rather depends on what it will cost you, in terms of money and what else you might have to drop from your itinerary to do it.

If it's out of the way compared to the rest of your itinerary, or you would have to give up safari days to visit, then personally I wouldn't bother. But if your itinerary takes you nearby and you have the time to spare, then you might as well. There are other things to do there- I like some of the boat trips on the river (the ones in small boats that are more about game/bird viewing, rather than the "booze cruises").

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