8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Bulawayo
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bulawayo vacation app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bulawayo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Bulawayo: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

5
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 14th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Helicopter Tours

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