How Zimbabwe’s Climate Will Influence Your Vacation

One of the most significant factors that will impact when you visit a holiday destination is the weather. If you’re thinking about visiting Zimbabwe and spending some time at a guest house or hotel in the beautiful city of Harare, weather conditions can make or break your experience. What do you need to pack? Will you need to bring a raincoat or waterproof jacket? Will you regret not packing extra socks for long, chilly evenings or are cool summer outfits all you need? Here you’ll see what the general climate of Zimbabwe is like, when the best time for your vacation is, and how you should pack when you go there.


The climate of Zimbabwe is warm with wet summers and dry winters. You’ll rarely find snow in Zimbabwe. It’s important to know that temperatures across the country vary significantly with some areas being warmer than others. The Highveld areas have average summer temperatures of 24°C and winter temperatures of 12°C, while the Lowveld have average summer temperature of 34°C, and average winter temperatures of 8°C.

The Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Zimbabwe will be after the rainy months, which are from December to March. The reason why this is the best time to visit is that one of the greatest attractions in Zimbabwe will be at the peak of its beauty – The Victoria Falls. After the rain, it will be flowing in all its glory. Once the rains have replenished water supplies and encouraged greenery to grow, it will also bring out animals to feed and graze during game drives.

How To Pack

Visiting Zimbabwe after the rainy months means that you’ll probably be able to get away with summer shorts and shirts as well as open shoes. However, it’s always a good idea to pack a day or two’s worth of warm outfits – just in case.

It’s important to remember that plans don’t always work out, and while you can monitor the upcoming weather every day for months before your vacation, surprises do happen. Make sure you select a guest house or hotel in Harare that can comfortably accommodate you in all conditions. At Willow Lodge, we’ll make sure that you’re comfortable, no matter how the weather is behaving.