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There are 3 ways to get from Mutare to Kalahari Desert by train, plane or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Harare, fly to Maun, travel

  1. Take the train from Mutare to Harare
  2. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Maun (MUB)
  3. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

2 alternative options

Drive to Beira, fly to Gaborone, travel

  1. Drive from Mutare to Beira
  2. Fly from Beira (BEW) to Gaborone (GBE)
  3. Travel from Gaborone to Kalahari Desert

Train to Harare, fly to Windhoek, travel

  1. Take the train from Mutare to Harare
  2. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Windhoek (WDH)
  3. Travel from Windhoek to Kalahari Desert

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Questions & Answers

It is approximately 1195 km to get from Mutare to Kalahari Desert.

It takes approximately 21h 18m to get from Mutare to Kalahari Desert, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Maun Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Air Zimbabwe, Air Botswana, Airlink and Fastjet offer flights from Harare Airport to Maun Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mutare to Kalahari Desert.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1194.5 km
  • Duration: 21h 18m

What companies run services between Mutare, Zimbabwe and Kalahari Desert, Botswana?

There is no direct connection from Mutare to Kalahari Desert. However, you can take the train to Harare, take the walk to Flyover Rank, Seke Road, take the taxi to Airport Hub, take the walk to Harare airport, fly to Maun, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Beira airport, fly to Gaborone, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Harare to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Beira to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Harare to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Harare to Maun via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Harare to Maun via Johannesburg, Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $950
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $450
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Harare to Maun via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Harare to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Train operators
NRZ
Phone
+263-029-2363521
Email
pubreloffice@nrz.co.zw
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Mutare to Harare
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$7
2nd Class Sleeper
$5
Economy
$4

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