When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Zimbabwe, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Harare are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Harare are September, October and November, and the coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Bulawayo, Gweru, Gwanda, Kwekwe and Masvingo, with good weather at least 11 months a year

Annual weather in Zimbabwe

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Zimbabwe for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 86°F
8 to 22 days*
February 67°F to 85°F
7 to 18 days*
March 65°F to 86°F
3 to 13 days*
April 63°F to 85°F
1 to 4 days*
May 59°F to 83°F
0 to 1 days*
June 54°F to 79°F
0 days
July 52°F to 79°F
0 days
August 59°F to 86°F
0 days
September 67°F to 95°F
0 days
October 70°F to 99°F
1 to 2 days*
November 72°F to 95°F
4 to 7 days*
December 70°F to 90°F
9 to 18 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Zimbabwe by cities

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The best months to go to Harare are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.



The best months to go to Bulawayo are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Gweru are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Temperatures and rainfall in Zimbabwe

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Zimbabwe and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare and Chinhoyi.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Zimbabwe

Find out when Zimbabwe has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Zimbabwe

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May and June. The number of visitors to Zimbabwe is high in: July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Zimbabwe: January, February, March and May.
  • Low season in Zimbabwe: April and June.
  • High season in Zimbabwe: July, September, October and November.
  • Peek season in Zimbabwe: August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Zimbabwe month by month

Average price for flights to Zimbabwe

A return flight between London and Harare is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 837 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 306 more for your airline ticket to Harare if you go in august.

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Where to go in Zimbabwe?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Victoria Falls86°F85°F86°F85°F83°F79°F79°F86°F95°F99°F95°F90°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

About Zimbabwe

What can I do in Zimbabwe?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Zimbabwe reliable?

Climate data for Zimbabwe has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Zimbabwe allows us to determine the average for each month in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Chinhoyi, Gwanda, Kwekwe, Victoria Falls and and 1 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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