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Exploring Matobo Hills National Park
Best time to go: April to September
2 Nights | from £745pp
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This is a trip extension and can be added on to the Classic Zimbabwe holiday.
- Stay at Camp Amalinda, a luxurious lodge tucked into an ancient Bushman's shelter in the UNESCO Wold Heritage site of the Matobo Hills
- Track black and white rhino on foot and in 4x4, looking out for giraffe, zebra and other game
- Trek to the historic grave of Cecil Rhodes
- See the ancient bush art of San tribe etched into the park's granite boulders
Stay among the granite boulders that are adorned with ancient rock art paintings and explore the sites, trekking to see the historic grave of Cecil Rhodes. Take sunset hikes and game drives into the National Park.
Bulawayo is the gateway to Matobo Hills National Park, so when you arrive at the airport there's a short half-hour drive to Camp Amalinda, your home for the next two nights. You'll have a full day to explore the park, looking out for giraffe, zebra and rhino. A guided hike will lead you around the surreal granite landscape to the grave of Cecil Rhodes, the famous British imperialist and politician, and some of the ancient rock art that was daubed onto the stone by San Bushmen many years ago.
Camp Amalinda | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 3 day suggested itinerary will cost from £230 per person, based on two sharing, excluding international flights.
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12 hrs 15 mins
GMT+ 2 hrs
Required for UK passport holders
The UNIVISA system (which allowed travellers to enter both Zimbabwe and Zambia using a dual visa) is currently suspended. If you’re travelling between Zimbabwe and Zambia (more than one entry either way), you should get a double entry visa for both countries. Both Zimbabwe and Zambia issue double entry visas at ports of entry.
Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area
Best time to travel
Apr-Jun when the water levels are at their greatest at Victoria Falls and large herds of animals can be seen in Hwange National Park.
The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.