8 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

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Start: Vilanculos, Mozambique
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— Few hours
Drive:  10 h 30 min
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kariba, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
End: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Vilanculos, Mozambique

Vilanculos
Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos online tour builder.

August in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F at night. You'll set off for Harare on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery and then get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Harare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harare when traveling from Vilanculos in August, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
The Shona Sculpture Gallery ©
The Shona Sculpture Gallery

1
night
Kariba, Zimbabwe

Kariba
Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the north-western end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kariba online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Harare to Kariba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Harare in August; daily highs in Kariba reach 84°F and lows reach 61°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls Snake Park and Siduli Hide. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Kariba to Victoria Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kariba in August since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 50°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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