23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Victoria Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Hwange National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Bulawayo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Gweru
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Harare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Mana Pools National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Harare
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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 striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Victoria Falls, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

4
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Go for a jaunt from Hwange National Park to Hwange to see Painted Dog Conservation about 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Hwange National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hwange National Park trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel 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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bulawayo driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

2
nights
Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos journey tool.

Drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Gweru.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

2
nights
Gweru

Gweru ©
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Cathedral, stroll through Antelope Park, and then don't miss a visit to Danamombe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gweru road trip app.

You can drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Gweru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Matobo National Park - The Matopos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gweru, with lows of 6°C. You'll set off for Harare on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Gweru

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Antelope Park ©
Antelope Park
St Theresa Cathedral ©
St Theresa Cathedral
Danamombe ©
Danamombe

3
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: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral, meet the residents at Lion and Cheetah Park, and stop by Sam Levy's Village.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Harare tour planner.

Getting from Gweru to Harare by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
National Heroes Acre ©
National Heroes Acre
Lion and Cheetah Park ©
Lion and Cheetah Park

3
nights
Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park
To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mana Pools National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Harare to Mana Pools National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Harare on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Harare

Harare ©
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, stop by kiki's gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mana Pools National Park to Harare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
kiki's gallery ©
kiki's gallery
National Botanical Gardens ©
National Botanical Gardens

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