Matopos National Park also known by the locals as Matobo National Park is located in the South of Zimbabwe and was established in 1953. The Park spans an area of 44 500 hectares and over the years become an intensive protection zone for endangered black and white rhino’s and In 2003 the park was awarded World Heritage Status.
The park is located a mere 34 km’s from the charming town of Bulawayo, which will be your home for two nights. In 2019, Matopos National Park will be one of the stops on a variety of Adventure tours with Africa4Us, and we couldn’t think of a better way to explore the fantastic Zimbabwe gem, that is Matobo National Park than with a full day Matopos Safari!
You will be collected from your hotel in the early morning, ready to set out on your day of safari, so have your camera fully charged and the sunscreen packed! The main road to Maleme dam is tarred while other park roads are gravel (mostly in good condition), along the way you will notice the most unique rock formations ever seen. The Park is famous for one formation specifically, which is known as the “Mother and Child”.
Your experienced guide is extremely knowledgeable on the local fauna, birds and of course, the wildlife, soak up and take in all that you can! You may have the opportunity to Walk with Rhinos, a very popular activity not only with International tourists but locals too! Speaking of which, I was lucky enough to experience this first hand, and what an unforgettable moment!
The park is home to a variety of animals such as Hippo, Rhino, Antelope, Zebra, Leopard and one of the highest concentrations of a black eagle in the world. View the final resting place of Cecil John Rhodes, and experience the 360-degree views while “on-top” of Worlds’ view! With so much to offer our guests, we definitely had to include this Majestic National Park on our trips!