32 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

32 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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32 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Harare
1
Harare
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Victoria Falls
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hwange National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Chimanimani
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Nyanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Harare

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harare: Mutorashanga Quarry (in Gweru) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Harare trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Harare. In April, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mashonaland East Province, Mutorashanga Quarry
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

7
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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls route planner.

Getting from Harare to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

3
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
When in Hwange National Park, make a side trip to see Painted Dog Conservation in Hwange, approximately 58 minutes away.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hwange National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

3
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Matobo National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bulawayo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hwange National Park in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Bulawayo, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

1
night
Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Matobo Hills and then don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Matobo National Park - The Matopos road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Matobo National Park - The Matopos can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

1
night
Masvingo

Masvingo ©
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. On the 25th (Thu), walk around Kyle Recreational Park and then contemplate the long history of Great Zimbabwe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Masvingo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Masvingo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Masvingo

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

2
nights
Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chimanimani trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Masvingo to Chimanimani takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. In April in Chimanimani, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Chimanimani

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

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 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Prince of Wales View and then play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mutare trip planner .

Getting from Chimanimani to Mutare by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mutare can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mutare

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve ©
Leopard Rock Casino ©
Leopard Rock Casino
Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral

2
nights
Nyanga

Nyanga ©
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): 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 Mutare to Nyanga by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Nyanga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nyanga

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

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