21 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

21 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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21 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20​h
1
Harare
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kariba
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Hwange
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Perth

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN as well as Antelope Park. Escape the urban bustle at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Mukuvisi Woodlands. Head to kiki's gallery and The Shona Sculpture Galleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Harare to Chinhoyi to see Chinhoyi Caves about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral, stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre, admire the masterpieces at Chapungu Sculpture Park, and browse the exhibits of National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Harare trip maker .

Perth, Australia to Harare is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Harare, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chinhoyi Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, Antelope Park
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Antelope Park ©
Antelope Park
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Kariba.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kariba day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Harare to Kariba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Harare in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kariba: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature Parks
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Lake Kariba ©
Lake Kariba

1
night
Hwange

Hwange ©
Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hwange trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Kariba to Hwange in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kariba in December, Hwange is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange

Wildlife Parks
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Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

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.
For shopping fun, head to Cultural Vibes Music Shop or Prime Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip builder app .

Drive from Hwange to Victoria Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

4
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.
Visiting Matobo Hills and Safaris will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Dananombe Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bulawayo: Cecil Rhode's Burial Place (in Matobo National Park - The Matopos) and Naletale (in Shangani). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins, explore the world behind art at Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe, explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Marys Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bulawayo travel route site .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Naletale
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Khami Ruins ©
Khami Ruins

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