Matobo Hills National Park
Matobo Hills is one of Africa’s most unique national parks. This 164 mi² national park in Zimbabwe has hundreds of granite rock formations precariously balanced on gray kopjes (rock outcrops), providing a truly unique, picturesque landscape. Many of the rock faces serve as canvases for ancient San Bushman rock paintings (the highest concentration in all of Africa).
Part of Matobo Hills is an IPZ (Intensive Protection Zone) for black and white rhino. Other seen here include while leopard, sable antelope, giraffe, zebra, hippo, civet, genet, black-backed and side-striped jackal, caracal and porcupine. In additon, the park has the highest concentration of eagles in the world. Notable species include Wahlberg’s eagle, crowned eagle, African hawk eagle and black eagle. “World’s View,” is located at a huge rock kopje with sensational panoramas, is the burial site of Cecil Rhodes. Through the Mother Africa Trust, guests can participate in “voluntourism” to assist the local communities and conservation efforts.