39 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

39 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip planner

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly
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Harare
— 12 nights
Drive
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Kariba
— 1 night
Drive
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Wedza
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chimanimani
— 1 night
Drive
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Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive
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Gweru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manchester to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 8:

Harare

— 12 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.
Step out of Harare to go to Marondera and see Gosho Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lion and Cheetah Park, don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, and relax and rejuvenate at Amara's Health Spa.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Harare by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Harare. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 20:

Kariba

— 1 night
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 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kariba travel route planner.

You can drive from Harare to Kariba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Harare in March, with highs in Kariba at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wedza.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Wedza

— 1 night
Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wedza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kariba to Wedza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kariba in March, things will get little chillier in Wedza: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Wedza

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Nyanga

— 2 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani, don't miss a visit to World's View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Gairezi River and then admire the sheer force of Mtarazi Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyanga trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Wedza to Nyanga in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Mutare

— 2 nights
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve. On the next day, get great views at Prince of Wales View and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mutare vacation planner.

You can drive from Nyanga to Mutare in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Mutare

Historic Sites · Golf · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Chimanimani

— 1 night
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chimanimani vacation planner.

Getting from Mutare to Chimanimani by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Chimanimani sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Masvingo

— 1 night
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyle Recreational Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Masvingo trip planner.

You can drive from Chimanimani to Masvingo in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gweru.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Gweru

— 2 nights
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Antelope Park and then make a trip to Danamombe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gweru itinerary planner.

You can drive from Masvingo to Gweru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Gweru

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

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.
Bulawayo is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Ride Zimbabwe.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bulawayo road trip tool.

Getting from Gweru to Bulawayo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then take an exotic tour of African Wanderer Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Matobo National Park - The Matopos online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. In April in Matobo National Park - The Matopos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Hwange National Park

— 3 nights
On the 7th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Painted Dog Conservation and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Hwange National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Zimbabwe travel guide

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National Parks · 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.