29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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29 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  30​h
1
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
2
Harare
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Bulawayo
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hwange National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Seattle

5
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.
On the 1st (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Victoria Falls is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harare: Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza) and Mutorashanga Quarry (in Gweru). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain, and get your game on at Tamba Tamba.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Harare holiday planner .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Harare is slightly colder than Victoria Falls - with highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, Mutorashanga Quarry
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Haka Game Park ©
Haka Game Park

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naletale (in Shangani) and Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, explore the ancient world of Dananombe Ruins, stroll through Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Harare to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Naletale
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

6
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
When in Hwange National Park, make a side trip to see Painted Dog Conservation in Hwange, approximately 58 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hwange National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will leave for home on the 21st (Thu).

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

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