10 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

10 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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10 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  23​h
1
Harare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wedza
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Bulawayo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Victoria Falls
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, then stop by kiki's gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN and then stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Harare online driving holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Harare is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May; daily highs in Harare reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wedza.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Domboshawa Caves
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves
kiki's gallery ©
kiki's gallery

1
night
Wedza

Wedza ©
Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wedza trip planner.

You can drive from Harare to Wedza in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Wedza

Parks Wildlife
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Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bulawayo trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Wedza to Bulawayo by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

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night
Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then take in the dramatic natural features at Matobo Hills.

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

You can drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 29th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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