Travelers to southern Africa have two choices for travel timing:
Dry season: lower water levels mean a less spectacular Victoria
Falls, however the game animals are much easier to find since they need what
water is left, and the flies and mosquitoes are virtually nowhere to be
found. Vegetation will be dry and colourless.
Wet season: higher water levels mean you will see Victoria Falls
at its best and get wet in the process. Game animals will be harder to
find and flies and mosquitoes will seek you out (with or without bug spray
and mosquito nets). Vegetation will be a lush green, and the
possibility of spontaneous wildflower blooms exists.
Migration Route Safari - online brochure from Natural Migrations, the
company who arranged my tour of Zambia and Botswana
Zambia - details, maps and pictures from Wilderness Safaris, the
operators of the tours and staff on the ground in Zambia