13 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive to Inhambane Airport, Fly to London

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crocodile Park Victoria Falls and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online trip builder.

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Victoria Falls. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bulawayo.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natural History Museum and Matobo National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Bulawayo Railway Museum and Matobo Hills. Take a break from Bulawayo with a short trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place in Matobo National Park - The Matopos, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa and look for all kinds of wild species at Ride Zimbabwe.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo day trip app.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Masvingo.
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Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe — 1 night

Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. On the 6th (Fri), explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Masvingo trip builder app.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Masvingo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Masvingo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Vilanculos.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 3 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA. Change things up with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Masvingo to Vilanculos takes 11 hours. Traveling from Masvingo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Tofo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · 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.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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