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Country: Zimbabwe
City: Bulawayo
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

 

 

The Matobo Hills cover about 320 000ha and have been eroded from an exposed granite batholiths thought to be over 3 000 million years old.  Hump-backed domes have resulted from exfoliation of the granite often forming remarkable ‘balancing rock’ formations.  The Matobo region is particularly well known for the number and quality of its Stone Age rock art site.  The Matobo Hills, are located 40km south of Bulawayo, they are remarkable for their unusual scenery and the diversity of their flora and fauna.  They are also a focal point of much of Zimbabwe’s history and prehistory. The hills were the scene of the famous indaba between Cecil Rhodes and Ndebele leaders in 1896.  Rhodes and several other leading early settlers are buried on the summit of Malindizimu, the “hill of the spirit’s”, 44 km south of Bulawayo.

 

 

  • Museums – Visit the Sites at Nswatugi and Pomongwe
  • walking Safari –  Rhino-tracking
  • View of the World -are the tombs of Cecil John Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson, Sir James Coghlan, and the Allan Wilson Memorial
  • Rock Paintings – outstanding collection of rock paintings, the largest in southern Africa.

 

Itinerary

 Day 1   Arrive in Bulawayo; drive to Matobo NP

On arrival at Bulawayo Airport you will be met and transferred to a Lodge/Camp of your choice.  Afternoon game viewing activity.   The Matobo Hills form a vital part of the Matobo National Park, with the Black eagles soaring in the restless winds, swooping and diving high above the grandeur of tumbled red hills. A haunt of leopards, baboons, rhinos, hyenas, sable and other smaller mammals are a special feature. Visit the San painted caves as well as a number of caves which can be visited and contain rock paintings.

 Overnight Standard Lodge Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2   In Matobo Hills

This day you have a full day to explore the Matobo hills, which are home to an outstanding collection of rock paintings, the largest in southern Africa. Indeed, Matobo does offer a variety of sights; some striking scenery notably the “Kopjes” – strangely shaped weathered granite outcrops often in the form of huge “marbles” balanced on top of each other. This is an outstanding game park, which is full of reintroduced animals  and, in terms of the whole gamut of African wildlife parks. By exploring the Matobo Hills, you will learn a lot about the African culture. You will be gathering a lot of knowledge about the history of this area. There are some amazing ancient rock paintings in the Matobo Hills. We will Visit the Site Museums at Nswatugi and Pomongwe San painted caves as well as a number of caves or overhangs which can be visited and contain Rock paintings. On the hill ¨Malindidzimu¨, the legendary place of benevolent spirits also known as ¨View of the World¨, are the tombs of Cecil John Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson, Sir James Coghlan, and the Allan Wilson Memorial.

Overnight Standard Lodge Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 3   Tour ends

Transfer from your lodge/camp to the airport where the tour ends.

Your Choice of Accommodation:

Matobo Hills Lodge

Camp Amalinda 

Big Camp Camp

 

 

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