23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Victoria Falls
— 3 nights
2
Hwange National Park
— 4 nights
3
Bulawayo
— 1 night
4
Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
5
Gweru
— 2 nights
6
Harare
— 3 nights
7
Mana Pools National Park
— 3 nights
8
Harare
— 2 nights

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 wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get interesting insight from Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls travel route planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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
River Rafting & Tubing

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, 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: take a train. In July in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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, thenexamine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, 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. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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
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.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, 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. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Gweru.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Nature Parks 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Cathedral, stroll through Antelope Park, and then don't miss a visit to Danamombe.

For maps, where to stay, 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 °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.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harare tour planner.

Getting from Gweru to Harare by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Harare can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, 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. You will leave for Harare on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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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.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, 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. 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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