When do the Vic Falls have Water?

August 7, 2013 Roho Ya Chui
The Victoria Falls are a popular safari destination and the worlds largest sheet of falling water, at least when there is enough water to fall.

From February to May is the Zambezi River’s flood season and the moment that the falls’ spray rises to a height of over 400 meters and sometimes even twice as high, visible from a distance of about 30 miles. During this time it is not possible to see the foot of the falls and walking on the opposite cliff means being showered all the time. Some people even saw a moonbow at full moon, the equivalent of the rainbow during daylight, caused by the falls’ spray and the moonlight.

From September to January the visitor will see very different falls with up to half of the fall’s rocks becoming dry. The foot of the falls is then visible and the walk on the opposite cliff is dry to.

Both seasons of the falls are awesome, each has its own greatness and photographerswill love it. There is always the option to see the falls from a helicopter and capture some great shots. And for the brave ones and loved by team buildingsare the famous bungee jumping bridge and the canoeing on the Zambezi.

However, the Vic Falls are a must when visiting Southern Africa. They are magic and great fun for photographers.

Happy travel snapping!

Ute Sonnenberg for www.rohoyachui.com

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