15 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

15 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip builder

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Harare
— 4 nights
Fly

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Victoria Falls

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Helicopter Tours will thrill your kids. Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls travel route planner.

Doha, Qatar to Victoria Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in August, expect Victoria Falls to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Hwange National Park

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Painted Dog Conservation and then explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hwange National Park itinerary planning website.

Drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Bulawayo

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at African Wanderer Safaris, stroll through Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins, and explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park.

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Drive from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Harare

— 4 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Family-friendly places like Mukuvisi Woodlands and Lake Chivero Recreational Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, get your bearings at National Archives of Zimbabwe, and soothe aching muscles at Amara's Health Spa.

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You can fly from Bulawayo to Harare in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Harare are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Zimbabwe travel guide

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Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.