Zimbabwe enjoys a temperate climate with 10 hours of sunshine hours per day on average. The seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere, with midsummer at Christmas and winter lasting from May to July. It is considerably warmer all year round in low-lying areas such as Kariba, Victoria Falls, Hwange, Gonarezhou and the Zambezi valley.
Daily temperatures reach c.42°C in Oct & Nov. May, June & July experience very cold mornings & evenings with daytime temperatures of c.14°C
The winter months of mid April - mid August are dry and cool. Mid August - mid October is dry but increasingly hotter.
January, February & March is the rainy season with shorter, heavy showers start in November., bringing much relief from the hot temperatures.
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Zimbabwe Tourism Board contact information
Zimbabwe COVID-19 Travel Protocols
Updated: 09 June 2023
- COVID-19 Arrival Protocols lifted
- Pre Departure testing for unvaccinated travellers no longer required
- COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates no longer required
- No COVID-19 special Protocols
Dependent on airline / transit point / final destination
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