10 days in Zimbabwe & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in Zimbabwe & Zambia Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Victoria Falls is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, contemplate the long history of Matobo Hills, and then make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Livingstone trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bulawayo to Livingstone in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bulawayo in March since evenings lows in Livingstone dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Lusaka, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Zambezi River, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and then browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Livingstone to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Zimbabwe travel guide

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.

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.