Welcome to Matobo National Park
Home to some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world, the Matobo National Park is one of the unsung highlights of Zimbabwe. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a stunning and otherworldly landscape of balancing rocks known as kopjes – giant boulders unfeasibly teetering on top of one another. When you see it, it's easy to understand why Matobo is considered the spiritual home of Zimbabwe.The national park... Read More
Top experiences in Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park activities
7-Day Small Group Kruger and Victoria Falls Safari from Johannesburg
Leaving from Johannesburg, the city of gold, early this morning and once you have left the urban areas behind your journey takes you through the scenic Mpumulanga Province. You travel via the Blyde River Canyon and its distinctive Three Rondavels to your first night stop a short distance away from the world famous Kruger National Park in Hazyview. To make the most of the day 2, you have in this world famous park, your specialised guide meets you in the open 4x4 game drive vehicles before dawn in order to enter the park when the gates open. The park, founded in 1898 is truly South Africa's flagship park and you will be lucky enough to see some of the many species of flora and fauna in your days drive. From the province of Mpumulanga and onto the province of Limpopo which gets its name from the river that forms the northern border of South Africa. Travelling through the rolling hills you reach Polokwane and this afternoon you take an afternoon game walk in this beautiful Nature Reserve Crossing the Limpopo River this morning at the Beitbridge border post you enter Zimbabwe. With a fair distance to cover today you push on through the scenic countryside to Bulawayo and your comfortable hotel.Transferring into open 4x4 game drive on the morning of day 5 with your specialised guide you venture into the Matobo National Park with its distinctive wind rounded rock formations. There will also be the opportunity, conditions permitting, to take a walking safari in this intriguing park. Optionally it will be possible to extend the drive to a full day including a historical and village tour. Journeying north you reach the town of Victoria Falls. Settling into your comfortable hotel and this afternoon you visit the falls themselves getting a multitude of different views of the water plunging over 100 metres into the gorge below. This evening you take a peaceful sunset cruise on the upper stretches of the Zambezi river spotting game in and around this mighty river. Arrangements end after breakfast on Day 7 but it would be a shame to come to this amazing area and not take part in some of the many different activities that are on offer. Please Note: Each small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income. The Safari Pass is USD620 per person
14-Day Small Group South Africa Safari from Johannesburg
A 14 day accommodated adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga and the Big 5 of Kruger. Cruising the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers with hippos and crocodiles, walking the Polokwane National Game Reserve, Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, viewing elephant in Botswana, feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls, gliding the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and open vehicle game drives in Chobe and Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
9-Day Zimbabwe Highlights Tour from Harare
From Harare you'll journey to the Eastern Highlands and experience the Bvumba Mountains, then head for Masvingo with a tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a national monument and World Heritage Site. We visit the Matobo Hills and enjoy a tour of the Matobo National Park. Make your way to Hwange National Park and enjoy open-vehicle game drives on the Hwange concession, and visit the Painted Dog Sanctuary. Travel to the district of Binga towards Lake Kariba's south-western shore, getting ready for spectacular views and dramatic sunsets! Relax on scenic boat cruises and enjoy time at leisure at the lake. Transfer to Victoria Falls, with the perfect opportunity to extend your trip to include the impressive Victoria Falls.
Southern Africa Encompassed
When it comes to raw, in-your-face wildness, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe are incredible – and from the vantage of our rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV), even more spectacular. Witness traditional dancing, explore the Okavango Delta with a wildlife walk and bush camping, track rhinos on foot in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, and capture the Big Five (with your camera, of course) in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Camping will keep you close to the incomparable scenery. This quick tour isn't simply a taste of Africa; it's a full-course meal – with seconds.
Kruger, Falls & Zimbabwe
When it comes to raw, in-your-face wildness, Southern Africa can’t be topped. This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly authentic experience of the natural and cultural wonders of this incredible region. In Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, you’ll track rhinos on foot and the resident wildlife on an open-vehicle wildlife safari drive, capture the Big Five (with your camera, of course) in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and witness the unique traditional dances of the local people. This isn’t a taste of Africa; it’s a full-course meal – with seconds.
Cape Town, Falls & Kruger Adventure
Like action, adventure, and wildlife documentaries? Then you’re going to flat-out love this trip. The itinerary reads like a special double-issue of your favourite travel mag: towering sand dunes, impossibly deep canyons, game drives in Etosha, Kruger, and Matobo National Parks, the bone-shaking roar of Victoria Falls, Shangaan dinner and dance, campouts under a sprawling blanket of stars – and that’s just the start! With expert CEOs and loads of optional activities available, you’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do, see, and experience.