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:  4 h
2
Kariba
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Hwange
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
5
Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 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. Catholic Cathedral and National Heroes Acre will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Ngomakurira Mountain. Take a break from Harare with a short trip to Chinhoyi Caves in Chinhoyi, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at kiki's gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Doon Estate, stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, and pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Cathedral.

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Perth, Australia to Harare is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Harare due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Harare: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. 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

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

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): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kariba attractions planner .

Getting from Harare to Kariba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, Kariba is a bit warmer than Harare - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hwange.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks Nature
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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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hwange trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Kariba to Hwange in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kariba in December since evenings lows in Hwange dip to 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

Parks Wildlife
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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.
Head to Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Villagefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours. Spend the 31st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Siduli Hide, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

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Traveling by car from Hwange to Victoria Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matobo Hills and Khami Ruins. Escape the urban bustle at Matobo National Park and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Bulawayo side-trips: Cecil Rhode's Burial Place (in Matobo National Park - The Matopos) and Naletale (in Shangani). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the ancient world of Dananombe Ruins, steep yourself in history at Old Bulawayo, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bulawayo road trip planning app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. 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
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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