19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Fly
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Harare
— 5 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Fly to Harare, Train to Rusape
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Nyanga
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Marondera
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kariba
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chirundu, Bus to Lusaka, Fly to London Heathrow

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Harare

— 5 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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, walk around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, make a trip to Raintree Venue, and browse the exhibits of The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Harare vacation planner.

London, UK to Harare is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Harare hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Spas
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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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Harare in December: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nyanga.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Nyanga

— 2 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mtarazi Falls. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani, make a trip to World's View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nyanga trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Victoria Falls to Nyanga takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in December: high temperatures in Nyanga hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marondera.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Marondera

— 3 nights
Marondera is a town in Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe, located about 72 km east of Harare; population 39,384 . Venture out of the city with trips to Chirinda Forest Reserve (in Makoni) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Gosho Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marondera trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nyanga to Marondera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Marondera are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Marondera

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Kariba

— 2 nights
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. On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kariba attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Marondera to Kariba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Marondera in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kariba: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · 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.