22 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

22 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe journey planner
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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hwange
— 2 nights
Fly
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chiredzi
— 1 night
Drive
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Chimanimani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nyanga
— 1 night
Drive
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Wedza
— 1 night
Drive
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Mana Pools National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Fly to London

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Victoria Falls — 6 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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Victoria Falls Snake Park and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village. Spend the 6th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on African Exodus Safaris, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and take in the exciting artwork at Tami Walker Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Victoria Falls is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hwange.
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Hwange — 2 nights

Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hwange route planning app.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Hwange sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for Matobo National Park - The Matopos on the 10th (Wed).
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at African Wanderer Safaris and then don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Matobo Hills.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hwange to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Matobo National Park - The Matopos, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bulawayo.
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Bulawayo — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ride Zimbabwe and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Khami Ruins and Naletale. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. In August in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chiredzi.
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Chiredzi — 1 night

Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gonarezhou National Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Chiredzi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Chiredzi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Chiredzi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chimanimani.
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Chimanimani — 2 nights

Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chimanimani Mountains National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Birchenough Bridge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chimanimani itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Chiredzi to Chimanimani takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Chiredzi in August, plan for slightly colder days in Chimanimani, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nyanga.
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Nyanga — 1 night

Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to World's View and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Nyanga trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chimanimani to Nyanga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chimanimani in August, Nyanga is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wedza.
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Wedza — 1 night

Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Wedza road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nyanga to Wedza in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mana Pools National Park.
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Mana Pools National Park — 2 nights

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mana Pools National Park journey planner.

Drive from Wedza to Mana Pools National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).
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Zimbabwe travel guide

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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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