Explore a world of rocks! Dominated by two billion year old granite hills, Matopos National Park is a fascinating place of natural beauty but also one with a historical significance. The incredible boulders panorama of World’s View is where the grave of Cecil John Rhodes is situated. It’s here where you can discover 3000 well-preserved rock paintings from as far back as the Stone Age – hence why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This wildlife sanctuary offers 100 square kilometers of habitat for many wild specifics, including black and whito rhino, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, leopard, hyena and antelope.

Interests

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Wooded Valleys
  • Breathtaking Vantage Point
  • Game Viewing

Places to Stay

Camp Amalinda

Style: Lodge

Camp Amalinda is situated just outside Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe and is nestled in the granite domes and kopjes of the Matobo Hills and has some of the most majestic rock scenery in the world.

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Activities in Matopos

Activities at Camp Amalinda

Day & night game drives and cultural Explore the magic of the Matobo Hills where nomads once used to hold their sacred ceremonies. The dramatic landscape provides one of the last remaining shelters in Africa to both black and white rhino. Hop on to a four wheeler with a professional guide and go on an expedition in search of game in the wildlife-rich region. Seek the adventure of tracking rhinos on foot during bush walks, accompanied by national parks scouts whom you can hire. Stroll across the region and get mesmerized by the scenic beauty as well as the delicate balance of nature.

Activities at Big Cave Camp

There is simply so much to do at Big Cave Camp! Offered twice, during the day and at night, you can glimpse ample wildlife on game drives into the Whovi Park. Professional guides take you to areas frequented not only by the rare black rhinos, but also leopards and other plains game. Take a night drive and discover the plenitude of nocturnal creatures. Tracking the rhino on foot that culminates on actual sighting of this endangered animal will give you a guaranteed adrenaline rush. With experienced trackers marking the way, you can silently creep up to these animals and photograph them closely. Don’t miss out the sunset drive and a chance to marvel at the panoramic view of the Matopos Hills.

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