58 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

58 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip planner

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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 3 nights
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
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Gweru
— 4 nights
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Masvingo
— 5 nights
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Chimanimani
— 4 nights
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Mutare
— 4 nights
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Nyanga
— 3 nights
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Harare
— 13 nights
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Kariba
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Mlibizi, Drive to Hwange, Train to Hwange National Park
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Hwange National Park
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls
— 7 nights
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 3 nights
Matobo National Park - The Matopos is known for historic sites and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Matobo Hills, take an exotic tour of African Wanderer Safaris, and make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

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Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Bulawayo on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, take an exotic tour of Ride Zimbabwe, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bulawayo driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Bulawayo in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gweru.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Gweru

— 4 nights
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. When in Gweru, make a side trip to see Naletale in Shangani, approximately Shangani away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Antelope Park, don't miss a visit to Danamombe, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gweru online journey builder.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Gweru in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gweru when traveling from Bulawayo in July, with lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Masvingo on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Gweru

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Masvingo

— 5 nights
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Masvingo is known for historic sites and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Great Zimbabwe National Monument and contemplate the waterfront views at Kyle Recreational Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Masvingo trip planner.

You can drive from Gweru to Masvingo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Chimanimani on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Chimanimani

— 4 nights
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Go for a jaunt from Chimanimani to Chipinge to see Birchenough Bridge about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Chimanimani Mountains National Park and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chimanimani trip planner.

You can drive from Masvingo to Chimanimani in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Masvingo in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chimanimani, with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Mutare on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Mutare

— 4 nights
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Mutare is known for golf, parks, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club, try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mutare travel route planner.

Getting from Chimanimani to Mutare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chimanimani in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mutare, with lows around 8°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mutare

Golf · Museums · Casinos · Outdoors
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Nyanga

— 3 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Nyanga is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani, explore the activities along Gairezi River, don't miss a visit to World's View, and admire the sheer force of Inyangombe Falls.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nyanga route builder website.

Traveling by car from Mutare to Nyanga takes 2 hours. July in Nyanga sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Harare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
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Harare

— 13 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.
Explore Harare's surroundings by going to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza) and Gosho Park (in Marondera). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, walk around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain, and make a trip to Raintree Venue.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Harare road trip tool.

You can drive from Nyanga to Harare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Kariba

— 5 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. Change things up with a short trip to Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park in Mana Pools National Park (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Kariba and get great views at Kariba Heights View Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kariba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harare to Kariba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Harare in August, expect Kariba to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Hwange National Park

— 4 nights
Step out of Hwange National Park to go to Hwange and see Painted Dog Conservation, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hwange National Park tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and train from Kariba to Hwange National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kariba in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Hwange National Park. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Victoria Falls

— 7 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 31st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls itinerary builder.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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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.