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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.

Showing 31-40 of 40
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Mr & Mrs D

"My Sep 2014 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 17 Sep 2014 and 4 Oct 2014
"A fascinating experience, very well organised. we not only experienced high quality game drives but also much more of Zimbabwe as well as meeting a very interesting variety of people both local Zimbabwean and from further afield.

We did feel that our requests had been noted and passed on including our celebratory reason for the trip.

There is no separate subheading for transfers and this was an important aspect of our tour. All drivers were efficient, courteous and friendly with the one exception from NJ to Harare airport as already mentioned." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 15 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr P

"My Sep 2013 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 23 Sep 2013 and 5 Oct 2013
"A very enjoyable holiday with the highlight the whole Camp Hwange experience. Victoria Falls was well worth seeing particularly when staying at the Vic Falls Hotel, a lovely old world hotel supplying excellent modern services.With hindsight I would now tailor the trip to include one more night in Camp Hwange and one less in Amalinda.

I am strongly recommending this to my family and hope they can enjoy this experience next year." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr & Mrs T

"Thanks EA for arranging a great trip"

I visited Zimbabwe between 3 Aug 2013 and 18 Aug 2013
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Mr N & Ms S

"Our eleventh Expert Africa experience"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 28 Dec 2012 and 12 Jan 2013
"This, our eleventh, trip with Expert Africa was arranged at very short notice. As always EA in general and, in thjis instance, Claire Scott in particular, pulled out all the stops to find an itinerary which worked for us and we were delighted with the results.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We are very impressed by the outcome of the upgrading of the website. And we welcome the addition to the EA portfolio of Kenya, which we are currently actively investigating with an eye to our twelfth EA-arranged trip." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr & Mrs H


I visited Zimbabwe between 15 Nov 2012 and 1 Dec 2012
"Good trip thank you Expert Africa and Zimbabwe employees.

Very pleased we travelled at a quiet time of year as it greatly added to the pleasure of the trip, particularly with regard to the game drives." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr H & Ms E

"Great Zimbabwe!"

I visited Zimbabwe between 7 Oct 2012 and 22 Oct 2012
"Expert Africa has consistently supported travellers going to Zimbabwe. Why did we wait so long! This was a great trip which gave us a real insight into a complex country and its history. We would encourage other travellers to go.

Everything worked very smoothly in terms of transfers and the camps did not disappoint. We decided not to try and cover too much and spent our time in Hwange, Matopos and Bulawayo which gave us a great mix of experiences. We saw a good range of game, some important historical sites and met a great mix of people. We look forward to going back." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
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E & D
New Mexico

"My Jul 2012 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 11 Jul 2012 and 29 Jul 2012

Malawi and Zimbabwe proved to be two great countries to combine on this trip. There were many similarities. We found the staff in the camps and the people we met along the way to be very friendly, helpful and interested in us. The high standards of our guides impressed us, from Chris the manager at Mkulumadzi who personally took us on a walk and on a boat up the Shire River, to Richard Chamwala at Mvuu who delighted in sharing all things big and small with us. In our book you can always tell the best guides when they like finding the little birds and bugs to point out, not just the hippos fighting 30 feet away from the boat, both of which Richard did.

Our guide Nduduzi Ndlovu at Camp Amalinda in Matobo Hills was great at listening to us and discovering our interests, as evidenced by the wonderful day we spent with him driving through the park and the local communal lands, visiting a school, and hiking up to a cave with ancient paintings. He not only knows 7 languages but also knows where to find a zonkey!

Even our drivers that took us from one camp to another (or to an airport) were excellent, like Mike from Wilderness Safaris who stopped the car several times so we could see and talk to people and who also helped me buy a tchenge (those colorful traditional fabrics that woman wear as a wrap) in a roadside market.

We went to both countries in the hope that our visit would encourage and support the conservation of wildlife and wild areas. We also came to really appreciate the people of these two countries, where life has not been easy but there is a great determination to carry on and do better.

Claire at Expert Africa, with assistance from Chris, shared many insightful comments from personal experience so that we came up with this list of places to visit that really suited us. As usual, all details were handled and executed perfectly on the ground. This is really saying something because we gave quite short notice of our desire to travel.

And next time I will really believe you when you say that it gets cold in July at night!" Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 11 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr M & Ms C


I visited Zimbabwe between 12 Nov 2011 and 23 Nov 2011
"Great experience to check out Zimbabwe. People everywhere were really pleasant and friendly.

In Amalinda while we were there, there were six people involved in the tourist industry in Botswana. They all had high praise for Expert Africa. Someone, somewhere else, had high praise for Claire.

So well done to all of you. Doing a super job." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zimbabwe safari
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The G family

"Our first trip to Zimbabwe"

I visited Zimbabwe between 24 Jul 2011 and 8 Aug 2011
"We all enjoyed it thoroughly and got a great insight into the country. Three nights at each place worked perfectly. 2 would be fine in Vic Falls and is enough in Bulawayo.

The trip was very varied and rounded so things like the connection to Mother Africa and the more cultural/historical dimension of Matobos made a perfect balance.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really, we were thoroughly satisfied." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Drs N & S

"I trip I would recommend"

I visited Zimbabwe between 18 Jun 2011 and 30 Jun 2011
"We were really satisfied of our trip.

In Zimbabwe we found wonderful places, very friendly and reliable people, an attentive and personalized service.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We think you did a very good job. Next trip to Africa will be booked with you again!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
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40 reviews of Matobo by travellers since August 2007
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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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