28 days in Zanzibar Island, Zimbabwe & Kilimanjaro National Park Itinerary

28 days in Zanzibar Island, Zimbabwe & Kilimanjaro National Park Itinerary

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28 days in Zanzibar Island, Zimbabwe & Kilimanjaro National Park Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  29​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Kariba, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kuza Cave and Christ Church Cathedral. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Zanzibar City is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Zanzibar City is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Kuza Cave
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

5
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

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've now added Chinhoyi Caves to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Heroes Acre and Anglican Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and Catholic Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Harare to Mashonaland East Province to see Domboshawa Caves about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haka Game Park, get lost in a book at National Archives of Zimbabwe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, and make a trip to Raintree Venue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Harare tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Harare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Harare due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zanzibar City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chinhoyi Caves, Domboshawa Caves
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Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Chinhoyi Caves ©
Chinhoyi Caves
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Siduli Hide and Zipline. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Harare, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 10°C. You will leave for Kariba on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Zipline
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

5
nights
Kariba, Zimbabwe

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Kariba and Kariba Heights View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kariba trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Kariba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kariba, with lows of 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks Nature
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Lake Kariba ©
Lake Kariba
Kariba Heights View Point ©
Kariba Heights View Point

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Kibo.

To plan Kilimanjaro National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kariba to Kilimanjaro National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kariba to Kilimanjaro National Park. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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