11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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11 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Bulawayo
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Harare
— 4 nights
3
Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Explore Bulawayo's surroundings by going to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bulawayo online trip maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bulawayo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Bulawayo is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 31°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Take a break from Harare with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre, and get your game on at Tamba Tamba.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Harare road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Harare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Harare, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

4
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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Harare in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

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