The months of July and August are when Victoria Falls is at its busiest. Although this falls during this region’s winter period, temperatures still reach up to 30°C and weather conditions are sunny and dry. Of course a trip to Victoria Falls itself is not a ‘dry’ experience. Water levels drop during the peak season, which provides for excellent visibility. Cheap flights to Victoria Falls during these months will be difficult to find, unless flight tickets are booked very far in advance.
There is no definite off peak season. It depends on whether travellers who fly to Victoria Falls are looking to see the falls when water levels are at their highest or whether they would like to get better visibility. Summer is its rainy season. In January and February, a number of attractions are closed due to high water levels. During this period, it is therefore easier to get cheap flights to Victoria Falls.
The best time to book flights to Victoria Falls is between August and November. Thousands of years of erosion have caused rock pools like Devil’s Pool to form. This pool is open during this period due to lower water levels. With careful planning it is possible to find the cheapest flights to the region at this time and enjoy temperatures of 32°C on average during the day.
Flights from Cape Town to Victoria Falls – 23 hours 10 minutes (average 2 stops)
Flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls – 1 hours 35 minutes (average 1 stop)
Flights from Durban to Victoria Falls – 4 hours 45 minutes (average 1 stop)
These are the major airlines that offer flights to Victoria Falls: British Airways, South African Airways, Kulula.com and Air Zimbabwe. If you’re planning to fly to Victoria Falls, remember to check the facilities and offerings of the various airlines to ensure that your flight is as comfortable as possible.
After you book your flights to Victoria Falls and secure your seats, it’s a good idea to consider how you’ll get from the airport to the city centre. A number of hotels provide for pre-arranged transfers. Alternatively, airport transfers can be booked through a travel agent at around R200 for a one way trip. Taxis are also available at the airport and costs are negotiable.