11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Harare
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls journey builder tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Bulawayo

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, and explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bulawayo online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bulawayo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

3
nights
Harare

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Step out of Harare to go to Mashonaland East Province and see Domboshawa Caves, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, get your game on at Tamba Tamba, and admire the striking features of Eastgate Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare road trip planner .

Getting from Bulawayo to Harare by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Domboshawa Caves
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Tamba Tamba ©
Tamba Tamba
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

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