Stanley & Livingstone sunset

What you need to know

Families

  • Ursula’s Homestead can be booked out on an exclusive basis, and is an ideal retreat
    for a family or friend group
  • Each of its four rooms can be configured as double or twin, and come with: a private terrace, en-suite shower room, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, tea/coffee-making facilities, a minibar, telephone and safe
  • There are a variety of activities offered, both on and off the property, to suit all ages
    and different interests

Weather

  • Hot summers from September to April, and mild winters from May to August
  • During summer, daytime high temperatures average 30°C, while night-time lows seldom drop below 14°C
  • The summer rains wash through the area between November and March, and dramatic thunderstorms often light up the afternoons
  • During winter, daytime high temperatures average 20°C, while night-time lows average
    a chilly 8°C
  • Winter is the dry season, and days are usually clear and sunny

Best time to travel

  • A year-round travel destination
  • With hot summers and mild winters, most of the area’s wildlife is non-migratory
  • February to May: last months of the rainy season, when the falls have their highest flow and are at their most impressive
  • June to August: warm days and cool evenings, with little to no rain, but plenty of water still flows over the falls
  • October to November: dry months, when the falls are at their lowest – but without the dense spray from the falls, visitors are afforded a clear view
  • Water flow over Zimbabwe’s side of the falls is permanent, but the flow volume changes according to the seasons

Health info

  • Malaria
    Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve is located in a malaria area, and we urge you to consult your doctor about malarial prophylactics before visiting.
  • Yellow fever
    There is no risk of yellow fever in Zimbabwe. Proof of vaccination on applying for a Zimbabwean visa is only required if you are travelling from a yellow fever risk country (e.g. Zambia).