21 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

21 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

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21 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls road trip planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, admire the landmark architecture of National Assembly Building, and buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gaborone trip planning app .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Gaborone in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, Gaborone is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Okavango Delta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Gaborone, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Okavango Delta, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

2
nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, and then make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bulawayo day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Bulawayo takes 4.5 hours. In August in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

5
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, pause for some photo ops at National Heroes Acre, don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, and walk around Kingfisher Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Harare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Harare, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Kingfisher Park ©
Kingfisher Park

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