14 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Mozambique Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Mozambique Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Harare
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights


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, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls road trip planning app.

Milan, Italy to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Victoria Falls, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Livingstone.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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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. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, head outdoors with The Explorer Club, get a taste of the local shopping with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone online trip maker.

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Harare.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Side Trip
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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): take in the local highlights with Free Walking Tour Harare.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Harare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Livingstone in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Harare. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Mozambique Horse Safari, glide peacefully along the water with VilanCool Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip planner.

You can fly from Harare to Vilanculos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Harare in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
Outdoors · Nature · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip
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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo journey site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maputo.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, then admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, and finally shop like a local with CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Zimbabwe travel guide

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.

Zambia travel guide

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.

Mozambique travel guide

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.