8 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Zimbabwe & Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa journey planner
Make it your trip
Vilanculos, Mozambique
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Kariba, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights


Vilanculos, Mozambique

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, more things to do, 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).
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Harare, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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 Shona Sculpture Gallery and then get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vilanculos to Harare takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Kariba, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, 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.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kariba to Victoria Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Kariba in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 50°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.

Zimbabwe travel guide

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.