​Getting There – Matobo NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zimbabwe several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zimbabwe expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zimbabwe expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

The very accessible Matobo National Park is located 50km/31mi south of Bulawayo. The access road and most roads in the park don’t need a 4WD and the drive takes about 1 hour.

The main point of entry into Zimbabwe is Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), located near the town Victoria Falls. It is possible to drive to Matobo from Victoria Falls. The distance is 540km/335mi, and the drive takes about 6½ hours*.

Alternatively, you can fly to Harare International Airport (HRE) and fly or drive from there. Your safari package will, in most cases, include your pick-up at the airport or hotel by your local tour operator, along with further travel arrangements. There are no scheduled flights to Matobo.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zimbabwe page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID and other entry requirements.

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