14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h
1
Harare
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam

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, get to know the resident critters at Lion and Cheetah Park, stop by Simpli Simbi, and don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Harare trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Harare is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Harare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Harare reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lion and Cheetah Park ©
Lion and Cheetah Park
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Harare to Bulawayo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Painted Dog Conservation and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hwange National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. February in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.

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

5
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. February in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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