14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  29 h
1
Harare
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Chiredzi
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
3
Kariba
— 1 night
+5
Drive + Bus + Taxi + Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5 h
4
Victoria Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Calgary

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Chinhoyi Caves. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thetford Game Reserve and kiki's gallery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, stroll around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, browse the different shops at The Garmin Concept store / Fereday and sons, and explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Harare road trip planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Harare is an approximately 29- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Harare is 9 hours. In June in Harare, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Chinhoyi Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Chinhoyi Caves ©
Chinhoyi Caves

1
night
Chiredzi

Chiredzi ©
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. On the 5th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gonarezhou National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chiredzi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harare to Chiredzi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. In July, Chiredzi is a bit warmer than Harare - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Nature Parks
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Gonarezhou National Park ©
Gonarezhou National Park

1
night
Kariba

Kariba ©
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 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Kariba and then get great views at Kariba Heights View Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kariba trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Chiredzi to Kariba by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. In July in Kariba, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature Parks
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Lake Kariba ©
Lake Kariba
Kariba Heights View Point ©
Kariba Heights View Point

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Siduli Hide. Step off the beaten path and head to Victoria Falls Snake Park and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online journey planner.

Getting from Kariba to Victoria Falls by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kariba in July since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park

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