14 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Mozambique Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Mozambique Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Harare
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls day trip tool.

Milan, Italy to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, Victoria Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Livingstone.
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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.
Make the 2nd (Fri) an unforgettable day with Safpar Rafting Company. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, get a taste of the local shopping with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, and surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Livingstone online driving holiday planner.

Livingstone is very close to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Livingstone to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Free Walking Tour Harare.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Harare online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Harare in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Livingstone in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Harare, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with Mozambique Horse Safari, find your balance on the water with VilanCool Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip planner.

You can fly from Harare to Vilanculos in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vilanculos when traveling from Harare in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

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 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tofo journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Maputo.
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Maputo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maputo online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tofo to Maputo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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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Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
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.
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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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