29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
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Harare
— 7 nights
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Mutare
— 5 nights
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Kariba
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls
— 7 nights

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khami Ruins and Naletale. Get outdoors at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary and Matobo Hills. Take a break from Bulawayo with a short trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place in Matobo National Park - The Matopos, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bulawayo vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bulawayo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in October, expect Bulawayo to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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World heritage site
Matobo Hills
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World heritage site
Khami Ruins
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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.
The Shona Sculpture Gallery and Al Abbas Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to kiki's gallery and Avondale Flea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harare: Chinhoyi Caves (in Chinhoyi) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Raintree Venue, get your game on at Paintball Blitz, stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Harare online trip builder.

Getting from Bulawayo to Harare by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
kiki's gallery
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Mutare

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Chimanimani Mountains National Park and Mtarazi Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and Mutare Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nyanga (Mount Nyangani & World's View). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mutare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harare to Mutare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mutare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kariba.

Things to do in Mutare

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

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Mountain
Mount Nyangani
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Waterfall
Mtarazi Falls
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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. Kariba is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kariba Heights View Point and explore the activities along Lake Kariba.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kariba trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mutare to Kariba by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. In October, Kariba is somewhat warmer than Mutare - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Lake Kariba
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kariba to Victoria Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Kariba in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Victoria Falls, with lows of 23°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cultural Vibes Music Shop
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