60 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

60 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe itinerary builder

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Harare
— 14 nights
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Kariba
— 4 nights
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Wedza
— 3 nights
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Nyanga
— 3 nights
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Mutare
— 3 nights
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Chimanimani
— 2 nights
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Chiredzi
— 2 nights
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Masvingo
— 3 nights
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Gweru
— 3 nights
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 4 nights
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Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
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Hwange
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls
— 7 nights
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Harare

— 14 nights

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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, meet the residents at Lion and Cheetah Park, look for gifts at Sam Levy's Village, and stroll around Lake Chivero Recreational Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Harare day trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Harare is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 2 hours. In June in Harare, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 16:

Kariba

— 4 nights
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. Step out of Kariba with an excursion to Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park in Mana Pools National Park--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Kariba and get great views at Kariba Heights View Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kariba online tour itinerary builder.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Harare in June, with highs in Kariba at 31°C and lows at 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Wedza.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Wedza

— 3 nights
Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Go for a jaunt from Wedza to Marondera to see Gosho Park about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wedza trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kariba to Wedza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, Wedza is slightly colder than Kariba - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nyanga.

Things to do in Wedza

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Nyanga

— 3 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Nyanga is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to World's View, take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani, and explore the activities along Gairezi River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nyanga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wedza to Nyanga takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mutare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Mutare

— 3 nights
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Mutare is known for golf, parks, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club, stroll through Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino, and examine the collection at Mutare Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mutare trip planner.

Drive from Nyanga to Mutare in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Mutare

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Casinos
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Chimanimani

— 2 nights
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): walk around Chimanimani Mountains National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chimanimani online journey planner.

Getting from Mutare to Chimanimani by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mutare in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chimanimani, with lows of 13°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Chiredzi

— 2 nights
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Gonarezhou National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiredzi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chimanimani to Chiredzi takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chimanimani in July: highs in Chiredzi hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Masvingo.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Masvingo

— 3 nights
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Masvingo is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

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Drive from Chiredzi to Masvingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chiredzi in July, things will get little chillier in Masvingo: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gweru.

Things to do in Masvingo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Gweru

— 3 nights
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. Take a break from Gweru with a short trip to Naletale in Shangani, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Antelope Park, make a trip to Danamombe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Theresa Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gweru trip maker.

You can drive from Masvingo to Gweru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Gweru

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Bulawayo

— 5 nights
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.
Bulawayo is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, contemplate the long history of Old Bulawayo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bulawayo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gweru to Bulawayo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bulawayo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 4 nights
Matobo National Park - The Matopos is known for historic sites and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place, see exotic creatures in open habitats at African Wanderer Safaris, and steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills.

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Drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Matobo National Park - The Matopos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Hwange National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hwange National Park vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Hwange National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. July in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hwange.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Hwange

— 3 nights
Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. When in Hwange, make a side trip to see Zambezi River in Msuna, approximately Msuna away. There's more to do: stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

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You can drive from Hwange National Park to Hwange in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Hwange, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Victoria Falls

— 7 nights
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 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hwange to Victoria Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.