29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Harare
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mashonaland East Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Nyanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Chimanimani
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Masvingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: London

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.
On the 7th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip maker .

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mutorashanga Quarry in Gweru (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, and stop by kiki's gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Harare road trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Harare by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Victoria Falls in May, you will find days in Harare are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mashonaland East Province.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Mutorashanga Quarry
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

2
nights
Mashonaland East Province

Mashonaland East Province ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mashonaland East Province visit app .

Traveling by car from Harare to Mashonaland East Province takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mashonaland East Province

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

2
nights
Nyanga

Nyanga ©
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mtarazi Falls. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls and then make a trip to World's View.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nyanga road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mashonaland East Province to Nyanga takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature Parks
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Mount Nyangani ©
Mount Nyangani
World's View ©
World's View
Mtarazi Falls ©
Mtarazi Falls

1
night
Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chimanimani trip website .

Getting from Nyanga to Chimanimani by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chimanimani when traveling from Nyanga in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature Parks
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Chimanimani Mountains National Park ©
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Masvingo

Masvingo ©
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kyle Recreational Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Masvingo trip planner .

You can drive from Chimanimani to Masvingo in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Chimanimani in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Masvingo, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kyle Recreational Park ©
Kyle Recreational Park
Great Zimbabwe National Monument ©
Great Zimbabwe National Monument

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, stroll around The Hillside Dams Conservancy, stroll through Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, and see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo day trip tool .

Getting from Masvingo to Bulawayo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bulawayo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park trip planner .

Drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Nature Parks
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park

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