You may wonder if there is a big difference between staying on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls; i.e. the towns of Victoria Falls vs Livingstone? With a whopping 75% of the Victoria Falls seen from Zimbabwe, and 16 different viewpoints bisecting the rainforest, you’d think it’s an obvious choice. Well yes, at certain times of the year it may well be. But there are a number of pluses for both sides to check out before your decision.
Posted on January 26, 2017 by Christine - African Travel Tips
More often than not, the first question that comes to mind when planning a safari is, ‘when is the best time to go?’ Typically in Southern Africa, the safari season we recommend is the dry winter and spring months of June through to October.
But why do we say this, and what are the implications if you simply cannot come on safari at this time?
To answer the question of when is the best time for the Serengeti migration, we need to first understand that the animals move in continuous cycle in search of water and fresh nutritious grasses.
Up to two million wildebeest and half a million zebra live in the Serengeti National Park along with thousands of gazelles, impala and other antelope. This in turn attracts the predators which make this area a piece of dramatic open air theatre.