Best Time to Visit – Matobo NP

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Wildlife watching in Matobo National Park is at its best during the Dry season, from June to October. Animals are more easily spotted since they gather around water sources, and the bush is thinner. Fishing, hiking and visits to some of the San rock-art sites is less season dependent.

Best Time July to October (Dry season)
High Season July to September (Matobo doesn't get too busy)
Low Season January to June (Some lodges shut down for part of the low season)
Best Weather April to September (Rains are a rarity)
Worst Weather November to March (Wet season)

April to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Animals are more easily spotted because there is less vegetation and come to drink at the rivers and waterholes
  • Skies are always bright and rarely ever cloudy
  • Mosquitoes are less plentiful in dry weather, so malaria is not much of a risk
  • The air is dusty and dry
  • Early morning game drives in open vehicles are very cold

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • The scenery is green and beautiful
  • Newborn animals are abundant
  • Bird watching is at prime time since the migratory birds have arrived
  • During low season, rates might be lower
  • Some roads might become difficult to travel
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season
  • It is hot and humid in the daytime
  • Accommodations may shut down from January to March

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