MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK

Zimbabwe

Matopos National Park

Idyllically located in the spectacular Matobo Hills, the renowned Matobo National Park is known for its rich human history, its remarkably diverse flora and fauna and its magnificent rugged terrain. This unspoiled natural wilderness features a range of massive red-tinged, granite boulders interspersed with gorgeous wooded valleys making it a dream destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers alike.

The reserve is compact, easily accessible and is home to an impressive range of African wildlife including the highly endangered black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, warthog and crocodile as well as Africa’s largest concentration of leopard and black eagles. This unforgettable national park serves as an ideal stopover for travellers heading to the popular tourist sites.

Best time to visit Matopos National Park

The best time to visit Matopos National Park is during Zimbabwe’s long dry winter from June to October.

Zimbabwe, like its neighbours Zambia and Botswana has a very similar climate with the rainy season running from November through to mid April. The cooler winter months are drier. 

Wildlife

Animal that can be encountered in this park include giraffe, hippo, hyeana, cheetah, rhino, wildebeest and zebra. Antelope species such as eland, tsessebe, klipspringer and kudu are also present.

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN MATOPOS

Why travel with African Travels to Zimbabwe?

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WHERE DO YOU STAY?

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.

From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

  • All accommodations are carefully selected by us
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  • The location compliments the African experience

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Zimbabwe has a total of 24 natural reserves, which are covering about 12% of the landmass of the country. A few small parks are privately owned, but most of the parks are managed and controlled by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management.

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