12 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

12 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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12 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h
1
Harare
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Harare

Harare ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery, and get advice or help at National Archives of Zimbabwe.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Harare is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. March in Harare sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Raintree Venue ©
Raintree Venue
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

4
nights
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls road trip planning site.

Getting from Harare to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge
Safaris

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
On the 27th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hwange National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hwange National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

3
nights
Bulawayo

Bulawayo ©
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.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, and then steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo online route planner.

Drive from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bulawayo when traveling from Hwange National Park in March, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills

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