18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  29​h
1
Bulawayo
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Harare
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bulawayo side-trips: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place, Matobo Hills, & more). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Matobo National Park. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, explore the ancient world of Dananombe Ruins, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bulawayo travel planner.

Cardiff, UK to Bulawayo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Bulawayo is 2 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cardiff in April: highs in Bulawayo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

6
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.
Shearwater Victoria Falls - Bungee, Bridge Tours and Activities has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Victoria Falls to Hwange to see Painted Dog Conservation about 2 hours away. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire all the interesting features of Crocodile Ranch, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN and Thetford Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Simpli Simbi, take in nature's colorful creations at Harare Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lion and Cheetah Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harare trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, expect Harare to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Lion and Cheetah Park ©
Lion and Cheetah Park
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

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