8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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8 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Harare
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Harare
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Mashonaland East Province
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Bulawayo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Harare

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Simpli Simbi, browse the exhibits of The Shona Sculpture Gallery, then stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Harare trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Harare. In September, daytime highs in Harare are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Mashonaland East Province.

Things to do in Harare

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The Shona Sculpture Gallery ©
The Shona Sculpture Gallery
National Heroes Acre ©
National Heroes Acre
Simpli Simbi ©
Simpli Simbi

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Mashonaland East Province

Mashonaland East Province
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mashonaland East Province online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Harare to Mashonaland East Province takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Mashonaland East Province can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Mashonaland East Province

Parks Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bulawayo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mashonaland East Province to Bulawayo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Nature Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

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Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then admire all the interesting features of Matobo Hills.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Matobo National Park - The Matopos attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Matobo National Park - The Matopos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

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

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, tee off at Elephant Hills Golf Club, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

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Getting from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Victoria Falls by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

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