You catch sight of a spotted hide moving quickly through the tall grasses. In an instant, a leopard emerges and you lock eyes with the magnificent cat before you.
Go on a Private Tour of Matobo National Park for a Majestic Safari
When you take a private tour of the Matobo National Park, you are in for a majestic safari of wonderful sights and heart-stopping thrills.
There is so much to see here from the magnificent wildlife, explorable caves with art, Historical and Cultural sites in and around the National Park, unique landscape to excellent accommodation and facilities.
The Matobo National Park is located within the Matobo Hills and the Hills themselves are impressive alone. These Hills are spread out over a large area and are made up of balancing rock formations and domes of granite that were and still are being formed by millions of years of weather and erosion.
Due to the diversity of the terrain found in the Hills, there is a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. Some of the great activities here include climbing, hiking and walking trails and horse safari tours.
There are a good few dams found in the Park and it is possible for you to take boat tours in the larger ones to see the Park from an entirely different aspect.
When on a Thrilling Safari Tour of Matobo National Park, Meet Endangered White Rhinos, Leopards and So Much More
The type of animals that can be seen on a thrilling Safari tour or game drive include the endangered Black and White Rhinos, Zebra, tsessebe, hippo, giraffe, impala, wildebeests, kudos, hyena, cheetah, leopards, baboons, monkeys and crocodiles but that is only a few of the 88 or more species.
There are more leopards in the Matobo National Park than anyway else in the world and as this Park is an Intensive Protection Zone for white and black rhinos, these endangered species are gradually increasing in numbers here.
For any keen birdwatcher, they will be very excited to see the likes of Black eagles, martial eagle, fish eagle, secretary bird, pied crow, weavers or Egyptian geese. It is a popular destination for migrating birds.
Top Things to Do in Matobo National Park
Travel Tips for Matobo National Park
The best time to visit the Matobo National Park is during the Dry Season, their Winter, April to October. There are morse animals to spot as they gather around the rivers and waterholes. Also mosquitoes are not so plentiful in dry weather, It does get cold at night though. If you visit during the Wet Season, their summer, November to April, you see more beautiful greenery, lots of new borns and excellent bird watching but it is very hot and humid.
When you decide to go to the Matobo National Park the same costs apply here as with the Hwange National Park, the costs will all depend on how long you are staying, how many safari tours you want to take and what level of accommodation you would prefer. Generally, the prices start US$500 and can rise to US$4000 but everything is included; accommodation in lodges and camps when on a safari tour, your meals, safari fees, transport and evening entertainment.
Always do a lot of research on the time you wish to visit the Matobo National Park. It is important you know what the weather is going to be like and if the time you are travelling is the best time to see all you want to see. Be sure to check if you need any shots and make sure if you do you have them done well in advance. Always do what the Rangers say when on a safari tour because they only have your safety in mind.
The warmest weather in Matobo National Park is during September through to March with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees Celsius but it is also when the most rain falls. The rain showers tend to short showers but every day. The April to October is the dry season and temperatures during the day average 25 degrees Celsius, however, the temperatures drop at night to as low as 5 degrees Celsius.