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About Matopos National Park

Matopos National Park is situated in Zimbabwe. Matopos National Park backpacking tours are a popular stopover on route to Bulawayo and surrounds.


Matopos National Park airports include:
•Bulawayo International Airport


Matopos National Park birdlife is rich and abundant, with 175 bird species to be found, including the largest population of Black Eagle in the world.


As one of the country's key game reserves, Matopos National Park conservation plays a key role in the country's conservation efforts. Large numbers of White and Black Rhino have been introduced, and the park is also home to a large population of Black Eagles.


Matopos National Park malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


With its signature rocky outcrops and hills, Matopos National Park vegetation is varied and diverse, with over 200 trees, plus numerous aloes, wild herbs and over 100 grass species.

Safety Tips

•Matopos is generally safe to visit
•Pickpocketing, muggings and smash and grabs are the most common crime in the nearby city
•Keep valuables safe and out of sight, and keep car windows closed when driving
•Avoid large crowds and street demonstrations which may turn violent
•Be cautious at game reserves and do not attempt to touch or feed wildlife

Travel Books

Matopos National Park recommended travel books include the following:
•Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's Future by Martin Meredith
•Zimbabwe In Pictures by Francesca Di Piazza
•Lonely Planet Zimbabwe by Tione Chinula and Vincent Talbot
•The Rough Guide to Zimbabwe by Barbara McCrea and Tony Pinchuck


Matopos National Park wildlife includes large numbers of reintroduced black and white rhinoceros, plus sable antelope,impala and leopard.


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