21 days in Zimbabwe & Vilanculos Itinerary

21 days in Zimbabwe & Vilanculos Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive
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Kariba, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Fly to Vilanculos
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-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 a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zambezi National Park.
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on African Exodus Safaris.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zambezi National Park trip planner.

Zambezi National Park is very close to Victoria Falls. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kariba.
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Kariba, Zimbabwe — 6 nights

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. Step out of Kariba with an excursion to Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park in Mana Pools National Park--about 2 hours away. There's more to do: get great views at Kariba Heights View Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kariba online day trip planner.

Drive from Zambezi National Park to Kariba in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Kariba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Mana Pools National Park on the 5th (Sat).
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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Take a break from Mana Pools National Park with a short trip to Mutorashanga Quarry in Gweru, about 1h 10 min away.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mana Pools National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kariba to Mana Pools National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 8th (Tue).
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, center your mind and body at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mana Pools National Park to Vilanculos. In August, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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