23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls vacation planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Amsterdam in July, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Safaris

4
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Take a break from Hwange National Park with a short trip to Painted Dog Conservation in Hwange, about 58 minutes away.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hwange National Park travel route builder website .

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hwange National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Bulawayo on the 13th (Mon).

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): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

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You can drive from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. July in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

2
nights
Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Matobo National Park - The Matopos ©
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Matobo Hills. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos online travel planner .

Getting from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos by car takes about 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 toGweru.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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: pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Cathedral, stroll through Antelope Park, and then don't miss a visit to Danamombe.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gweru trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Gweru in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Matobo National Park - The Matopos in July, Gweru is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. You will leave for Harare on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Gweru

Parks Wildlife 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, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harare travel planning app .

You can drive from Gweru to Harare in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Lion and Cheetah Park ©
Lion and Cheetah Park
National Heroes Acre ©
National Heroes Acre
Eastgate Centre ©
Eastgate Centre

3
nights
Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mana Pools National Park travel planning tool .

You can drive from Harare to Mana Pools National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Harare on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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2
nights
Harare

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

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Harare online journey planner .

You can drive from Mana Pools National Park to Harare in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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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