Lunar Rainbow Experience Vic Falls
Victoria Falls has Predictable, Regular Lunar Rainbows called Moon Bows. Dates, rates and info
When the moon is full, the sky is relatively clear and the Victoria Falls are at their peak flow, (Jan to May) huge rainbows appear through the mist at night
This unique event, is visible the day before, the day of and the day after the full moon.
The lunar rainbow is best seen at times of high water Jan to July : the months of March, April, May, June and July are ideal as clear skies are normal and the waters have subsided
It is then that the light of the moon is refracted through the mists that rise up from the base of Victoria Falls
During high water on the Zimbabwe side you will be soaked with spray as sheets of endless water thunder into the Zambezi below. The sound is deafening as over ten million litres of water a second plunge 100 metres over the edge. (Jan to March)
At the rising of the full moon the park stays open late, on both sides of the falls and tour operators also offer special tours
The Lookout Cafe offers spectacular views of the Spray of the Falls and the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge.
The The Lookout Café, usually closed in the evenings, offers a full moon dining experience due to its prime position on the edge of the Zambezi Gorge allowing for diners to view the moon-rise over a truly special scene.
Pre-booking not required
best to go to entrance - night before Full moon or after
2017 Full moon for Moonbow - Lunar Calendar
Jan 12 : Feb 11 : March 12 : April 11 : May 10 : June 9 :
A night time moon rainbow or moonbow is created by the light of a full moon and water particles from the mist of a waterfall
To look on the delicate Lunar Rainbow, which the light of the moon shining through the spray creates, is a natural wonder without equal
When the Moon is Full, it rises at sunset and is visible all night long. At the end of the night, the Full Moon sets just as the Sun rises
The Rainforest gates are open the night before
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