28 Day Self-Drive Road Trip Through Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe & the Zambezi Epic - Self Drive Road Trip (Itinerary and Guide) [Overlanding Zimbabwe]

28 Day Self-Drive Road Trip Through Zimbabwe

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28 days

4546 km

  • Go tiger fishing on the famous Zambezi River.
  • Camp right above the Mucheni Gorge.
  • Experience the stillness of Lake Kariba.
  • See the amazing wildlife that surrounds Matusadona National Park.
  • Start and stock up on supplies in Johannesburg
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Travel Gigolo is a travel channel from a Zimbabwe-born South African YouTuber. Join me on my trips as we travel, overland, camp, and adventure all around Southern Africa, and post our adventures and campsite reviews on the amazing places we've experienced.


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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 From Johannesburg, we made our way to the Zvakananka campsite before heading through to the Beitbridge border in Zimbabwe the next morning. 443 Zvakananka campsite
Day 2-12 Drove to Lake Kariba for 10 day quarantine due to COVID-19. Spent the time fishing and relaxing. 816 Maabwe Bay
Day 13-14 Drove to Chizarira National Park for a 2 night stay. 113 Mucheni Gorge
Day 15-16 Drove to Matusadona National Park for a 2 night stay. 200 Tashinga Camp
Day 17-18 Drove to Chirundu for a 2 night stay. 364 Chirundu
Day 19-21 Drove to Mana Pools National Park for a 3 night stay. 112 Nyamepi Campsite
Day 22-23 Drove to Gweru for a 2 night stay. The reason for this route was due to COVID curfew restrictions and to break the long drive to Hwange. 531 Gweru
Day 24-25 Drove to Hwange National Park for a 2 night stay. 592 Robin's camp
Day 26-27 Drove to Matabo National Park for a 2 night stay. 480 Big Cave Campsite
Day 28 See the final sights of Zimbabwe while driving back to Johannesburg. 836 Johannesburg

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