16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Hwange National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Kariba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Harare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mashonaland East Province
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Chimanimani
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Chiredzi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hwange National Park driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hwange National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hwange National Park is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Hwange National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls Snake Park and Siduli Hide. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls day trip website .

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kariba.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kariba

Kariba ©
Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the north-western end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get great views at Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Kariba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Kariba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Harare.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks Nature
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Lake Kariba ©
Lake Kariba
Kariba Heights View Point ©
Kariba Heights View Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, get lost in a book at National Archives of Zimbabwe, and then stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Heroes Acre, don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, then stop by kiki's gallery, and finally get lost in a book at Mt Pleasant Library.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Harare attractions planner.

Getting from Kariba to Harare by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Kariba in July, things will get little chillier in Harare: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mashonaland East Province.

Things to do in Harare

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Raintree Venue ©
Raintree Venue
kiki's gallery ©
kiki's gallery

1
night
Mashonaland East Province

Mashonaland East Province
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mashonaland East Province trip planner.

You can drive from Harare to Mashonaland East Province in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. July in Mashonaland East Province sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Mashonaland East Province

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 26th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chimanimani travel planner .

You can drive from Mashonaland East Province to Chimanimani in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Mashonaland East Province in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Chimanimani. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Parks Nature
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Chimanimani Mountains National Park ©
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

1
night
Chiredzi

Chiredzi ©
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): walk around Gonarezhou National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chiredzi day trip website .

Getting from Chimanimani to Chiredzi by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Chimanimani in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Chiredzi, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Parks Nature
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Gonarezhou National Park ©
Gonarezhou National Park

1
night
Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Matobo Hills.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Matobo National Park - The Matopos travel route planner .

You can drive from Chiredzi to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, Matobo National Park - The Matopos is a bit cooler than Chiredzi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

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