39 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

39 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe attractions 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 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, take a memorable tour with Tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip app.

Manchester, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Victoria Falls to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

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 with an excursion to Gosho Park in Marondera--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, walk around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, make a trip to Raintree Venue, and explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in January; daily highs in Harare reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 8:

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 9th (Tue), make a trip to Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kariba online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harare to Kariba in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Harare in February; daily highs in Kariba reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wedza.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Wedza

— 1 night
Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wedza online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kariba to Wedza in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kariba in February: high temperatures in Wedza hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Wedza

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Nyanga

— 2 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. On the 11th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani, then make a trip to World's View, and then admire the sheer force of Inyangombe Falls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gairezi River and then admire the sheer force of Mtarazi Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nyanga itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Wedza to Nyanga in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sat): tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Prince of Wales View and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mutare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nyanga to Mutare in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mutare can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Mutare

Golf · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Chimanimani

— 1 night
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chimanimani online day trip planner.

You can drive from Mutare to Chimanimani in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Chimanimani can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Masvingo.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Masvingo

— 1 night
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kyle Recreational Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Masvingo vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Chimanimani to Masvingo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Masvingo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gweru.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Gweru

— 2 nights
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Antelope Park and then don't miss a visit to Danamombe. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Theresa Cathedral.

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You can drive from Masvingo to Gweru in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. February in Gweru sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Gweru

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins, and relax and rejuvenate at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bulawayo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gweru to Bulawayo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and then take an exotic tour of African Wanderer Safaris. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Matobo Hills.

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You can drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Hwange National Park

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Hwange National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
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.