24 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

24 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Harare
— 5 nights
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Kariba
— 1 night
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Mana Pools National Park
— 1 night
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Nyanga
— 1 night
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Mutare
— 2 nights
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Chimanimani
— 1 night
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Chiredzi
— 1 night
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 day
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
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Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls
— 3 nights

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Harare

Harare ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Umfurudzi Park and Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary. The Shona Sculpture Gallery and Chapungu Sculpture Park will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at National Handicraft Centre, and get advice or help at National Archives of Zimbabwe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Harare tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Harare is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Harare. Traveling from Calgary in July, things will get little chillier in Harare: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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Must see
Umfurudzi Park
4.3

1
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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 (Fri): get great views at Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kariba itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harare to Kariba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Harare in July; daily highs in Kariba reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Lake Kariba
4.5

1
night
Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park ©
On the 25th (Sat), trek along Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mana Pools National Park tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kariba to Mana Pools National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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1
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Nyanga

Nyanga ©
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani, and then don't miss a visit to World's View.

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Getting from Mana Pools National Park to Nyanga by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Nyanga, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mutare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
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Mountain
Mount Nyangani
4.4
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Waterfall
Inyangombe Falls
4.1
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Landmark
World's View
4.5

2
nights
Mutare

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Mutare Museum, take some stellar pictures from Prince of Wales View, and then play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mutare trip site.

Getting from Nyanga to Mutare by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mutare are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Mutare

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Mutare Museum
3.1

1
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Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 29th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then walk around Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chimanimani road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mutare to Chimanimani takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chimanimani when traveling from Mutare in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature · Parks
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Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
4.6

1
night
Chiredzi

Chiredzi ©
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Gonarezhou National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiredzi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Chimanimani to Chiredzi by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Chimanimani in July, you will find days in Chiredzi are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Gonarezhou National Park
4.6

1
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos trip builder.

You can drive from Chiredzi to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chiredzi in July; daily highs in Matobo National Park - The Matopos reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Must see
Matobo Hills
4.4

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo and Khami Ruins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bulawayo and Bulawayo Railway Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bulawayo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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World heritage site
Khami Ruins
4.0

2
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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation and then stroll around Hwange National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hwange National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Nature / Park
Painted Dog Conservation
3.9

3
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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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip maker app.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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