28 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

28 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe tour planner
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Fly
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive
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Chimanimani
— 1 night
Drive
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Harare
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kariba
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mlibizi, Drive to Hwange, Train to Hwange National Park
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Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls
— 8 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Exeter

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Bulawayo — 5 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.
Explore Bulawayo's surroundings by going to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at African Wanderer Safaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa, and explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park.

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Exeter, UK to Bulawayo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time is 2 hours. In May in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Masvingo.
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Masvingo — 1 night

Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kyle Recreational Park and then delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Masvingo itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bulawayo to Masvingo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Chimanimani.
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Chimanimani — 1 night

Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chimanimani trip planner.

Getting from Masvingo to Chimanimani by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Masvingo in May since evenings lows in Chimanimani dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Harare.
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Harare — 7 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, soothe aching muscles at Amara's Health Spa, stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lion and Cheetah Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Harare trip planner.

You can drive from Chimanimani to Harare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Chimanimani in May, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Harare. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kariba.
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Kariba — 2 nights

Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the north-western end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Kariba Heights View Point and then explore the activities along Lake Kariba.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kariba trip tool.

You can drive from Harare to Kariba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Harare in May, expect Kariba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. You will leave for Hwange National Park on the 19th (Thu).
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Hwange National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hwange National Park trip builder site.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and train from Kariba to Hwange National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kariba in May, Hwange National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls — 8 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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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