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Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park

Matobo, joked King Mzilikazi, is translated as Bald Heads

You can discover the fascinating rock art created several years ago...

...and enjoy the views from the ‘World’s View’.

The national park is also one of the best places in the country to see Rhino.

Matobo National Park

Reviews of safaris to Matobo National Park

40 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Matobo.

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Mr S.
Clontarf

"Zimbabwe is well worth visiting"

I visited Zimbabwe between 31 Aug 2018 and 17 Sep 2018
"Another very well organised trip with Expert Africa.

Freddie responded well to our request to select camps primarily for the quality of their guides. The camps were all of high quality and each had unique experiences, and great, knowledgable and experienced guides.

It is pleasing to see each camp supporting their local communities and doing their best to protect the wildlife and prevention of poaching. Clearly they are managing despite the current political and economic crises facing the country and are well worth supporting.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We like the fact that we can chat to your reps and you make suggestions to help us choose camps and locations based on our past experiences with you and don’t simply refer us to your website or brochures so the trip is truly tailored to our wishes." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 15 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Sue
Cape Town

"Zimbabwe: still beautiful and welcoming"

I visited Zimbabwe between 25 Aug 2018 and 14 Sep 2018
"It was a most rewarding experience. I lived in the country many years ago and was gratified to see that no matter what difficulties they face, the people are as welcoming and open and friendly as I remember. There are definitely challenges ahead, but I hope that there will be a gradual improvement in the economy. To this end, I would encourage tourists to visit the whole of Zimbabwe, and not just the outer northwest corner. The Eastern Highlands are indescribably beautiful, as are the Matobo Hills, Great Zimbabwe and the Zambezi Valley.

I suppose the unexpected thing about our trip was that apart from a delightful train journey which gave us double the travel time we had paid for, things actually do work. There were unavoidable delays from time to time, but there were no glitches in the arrangements made for local transfers or accommodation.

All in all it was a wonderful three weeks, and my thanks to EA for their excellent service.

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No improvements possible on the service we received from both Freddie and Claire.
We were picky and difficult and not altogether consistent, and they managed us brilliantly, thanks so much." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 16 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms L
Elma

"Great Trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 12 Oct 2017 and 25 Oct 2017
"Our first time using a travel company. It went very well.

There was not one issue which says a lot considering all the different places we traveled to." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr T.
United Kingdom

"A Memorable Trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 9 Sep 2017 and 29 Sep 2017
"What made this trip so special was its diverse nature.

Our itinerary was a balance between adventure (self-drive in Botswana and the Caprivi Strip); land- and water-based game and bird viewing; history and culture. All of this using accommodation ranging from the rustic to the luxurious. We always felt comfortable, even in Zimbabwe which was really the wild card.

We would have no hesitation in returning there (though not driving) or recommending it to others. It is a country with great tourism potential which one day will be allowed to flourish." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr Steve King
USA

"Unforgettable Trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 15 Sep 2016 and 27 Sep 2016
"Visiting Africa was an experience unlike any other. We saw and learned a lot. We are already talking about our next visit and seeing gorillas will be on the itinerary.

Everything came off without a hitch. All transfers were on time and uneventful. (Except when the plane at Mana Pools started rolling backwards with no one in it. We were able to stop the plane about ten feet from the pick up vehicle, avoiding a collision.)

I will not hesitate to recommend Expert Africa." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs D & family
UK

"Zimbabwe Safari"

I visited Zimbabwe between 2 Jun 2016 and 14 Jun 2016
"Great experience, the whole trip was very well organised and I have already recommended you to friends.

The team member who helped us was Nick Hobbs but I had to select someone below and he isn't named so I also had contact with James." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr K
New York

"My Oct 2015 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 3 Oct 2015 and 19 Oct 2015
"Great trip to Zimbabwe. Everyone raves about safari guides in Zimbabwe and they really are excellent." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 15 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr S & Ms H
Kent

"Great trip to southern Africa"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 25 Sep 2015 and 14 Oct 2015
"Excellent.

Interesting variety of activities and (nearly) all logistics worked to plan." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Miss P & Mr C
Weeton

"4th safari to Zimbabwe"

I visited Zimbabwe between 10 Sep 2015 and 25 Sep 2015
"Yet another fantastic safari to Zimbabwe, our fourth to this beautiful country.

We had an amazing time in Matopos, superbly guided by Paul Hubbard.
We had a brilliant time on our mobile safari in Mana Pools, with our excellent guide Mark.
There was an issue with ZimParks double-booking one of our campsites but this was handled on the ground by our guide and Natureways to our satisfaction.

Hopefully we will be able to return again in the not too distant future.

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This was our 6th trip with Expert Africa, with another booked for 2016. We are more than happy with the service you provide." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 3 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr M.
Loughborough

"Zimbabwe trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 4 Sep 2015 and 16 Sep 2015
"On returning to the UK many people when they asked me about my trip to Zimbabwe wanted to know if it was safe. Yes it is, and the local people are very keen to encourage more tourists to visit. Most of your money goes to ordinary Zimbabweans, and only a small amount to the government.

You will be welcomed wherever you go, especially should you visit any junior schools. More and more lodges are forming partnerships with local people to develop conservancies and concession areas that help to protect wild animals and to provide benefits for local communities." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Matobo

Our suggestions for safari camps in Matobo National Park


Amalinda Lodge

Amalinda Lodge

Imaginatively built into the massive granite kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Amalinda offers unique scenery, layered with history, and rhino tracking.


95% (39 reviews)
Big Cave Camp

Big Cave Camp

Located on the top of a granite whaleback, Big Cave makes a simple base from which to explore Matobo Hills National Park.


80% (1 review)
Khayelitshe House

Khayelitshe House

In a private reserve bordering the Matobo National Park, Khayelitshe House is an exclusive private house in a remote & less visited area of Zimbabwe.


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