8 days in Zambia & Zimbabwe Itinerary

8 days in Zambia & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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8 days in Zambia & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Bhopal, India
Fly:  21​h 15​min
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Bhopal, India

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Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and then view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Lusaka trip planning website .

Bhopal, India to Lusaka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bhopal to Lusaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery

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Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip planner.

Getting from Lusaka to Livingstone by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls visit planner .

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in December, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, and then examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bulawayo trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Parks Nature
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain and then stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Harare day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Harare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bulawayo in December, plan for little chillier days in Harare, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

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