21 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

21 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train:  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
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour train ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, Victoria Falls is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Gaborone online trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Gaborone by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gaborone, 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 Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
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): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta attractions website.

Fly from Gaborone to Okavango Delta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in August, you will find days in Okavango Delta are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish up 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum. Keep things going the next day: walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy, explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bulawayo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Bulawayo takes 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

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.
When in Harare, make a side trip to see Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza, approximately Wedza away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, stroll around Kingfisher Park, stop by Simpli Simbi, and make a trip to Raintree Venue.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harare online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bulawayo to Harare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough 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
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

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