34 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe travel route planner
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
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Masvingo
— 1 night
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Chiredzi
— 1 night
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Chimanimani
— 1 night
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Mutare
— 2 nights
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Nyanga
— 2 nights
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Wedza
— 1 night
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Harare
— 7 nights
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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
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls
— 8 nights
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Bulawayo — 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.
Bulawayo is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, contemplate the long history of Bulawayo Town, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bulawayo trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bulawayo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Bulawayo is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an exotic tour of African Wanderer Safaris and then make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Matobo Hills.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos trip planner.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. October in Matobo National Park - The Matopos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Masvingo.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Masvingo — 1 night

Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and then explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Masvingo trip planner.

Getting from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Masvingo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Masvingo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiredzi.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Chiredzi — 1 night

Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Gonarezhou National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiredzi online travel route builder.

Getting from Masvingo to Chiredzi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Chiredzi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chimanimani.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Chimanimani — 1 night

Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chimanimani trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Chiredzi to Chimanimani in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chiredzi in November; daily highs in Chimanimani reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mutare.
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Mutare — 2 nights

Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino and then tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Prince of Wales View and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mutare road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chimanimani to Mutare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Mutare are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nyanga.
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Golf · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos
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Nyanga — 2 nights

Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. On the 7th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani and then take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Gairezi River and then don't miss a visit to World's View.

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You can drive from Mutare to Nyanga in 2 hours. November in Nyanga sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wedza.
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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Wedza — 1 night

Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

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Traveling by car from Nyanga to Wedza takes 3 hours. November in Wedza sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Harare.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, get to know the resident critters at Lion and Cheetah Park, make a trip to Raintree Venue, and look for gifts at kiki's gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Harare tour itinerary site.

Drive from Wedza to Harare in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kariba.
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:

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. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Kariba Heights View Point and then explore the activities along Lake Kariba.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kariba trip builder.

Drive from Harare to Kariba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, Kariba is somewhat warmer than Harare - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hwange National Park.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Hwange National Park — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Hwange National Park to Hwange to see Painted Dog Conservation about 58 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Hwange National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hwange National Park holiday tool.

Getting from Kariba to Hwange National Park by combination of ferry, car, and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kariba in November: high temperatures in Hwange National Park hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip tool.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 29:

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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