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National Parks fees are not part of Victoria Falls activities prices. They are an additional fee charged by the Government when you enter the National Park, and help to maintain the Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and the surrounding National Park areas. These fees are to paid on arrival before your Victoria Falls activity if applicable.
Your safety and enjoyment are our main concern. Your Victoria Falls activities may be delayed due to weather conditions. Normally rainstorms only last about half an hour in Victoria Falls, so be patient, we will try to ensure you get to experience your activity. If you are unable to do the activity in Victoria Falls because of bad weather, we will refund you for the activity in full.
The water level of the Zambezi River varies remarkably throughout the year. The Victoria Falls region receives seasonal rainfall, and therefore the amount of water flowing over the Victoria Falls changes drastically.
The water level is at its lowest point around November each year. At this time of year the water falls mainly in the deeper section of the river on the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls. During the low water season some areas of the Zambian side dry up completely leaving a gigantic crack of exposed bare rock in the earth. This may not be as spectacular as the Victoria Falls in full flood.
The water level is at its highest between April and May. During these months the Victoria Falls are a thundering wall of falling water and the spray from the falls can obscure the view.
So which time of year is best to visit Victoria Falls? The real answer is all year round. During the dryer months between June and September you are more likely to spot wildlife in Victoria Falls, but during the wetter months, the Victoria Falls themselves are more impressive.
During the Jurassic Period (150-200 million years ago), volcanic activity resulted in thick basalt deposits covering large parts of Southern Africa. As the lava cooled and solidified, cracks appeared in the hard basalt crust, which were filled with clay and lime. Erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River cut through these softer materials, forming the first of a series of waterfalls.