national park in Zimbabwe
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Matobo National Park is in Matabeleland of Zimbabwe.

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Sunrise at Matobo National Park

Just south of Bulawayo, this is a small but important national park famous for its balancing rocks, naturally carved rocks that seems to defy gravity. Matobo is also the final resting place for several white settlers including the perhaps greatest British imperialist of them all, Cecil Rhodes. The graves are all placed at the summit of Malindidzimu, the hill of the spirits.

HistoryEdit

Bushmen living in the region around 2000 years ago have left a tremendous wealth of rock art and other archaeological objects.

LandscapeEdit

Flora and faunaEdit

Matobo boasts about 200 tree species. The park is a great place for viewing black eagles and leopards, as it is the area with the densest populations in the world of these species. Impala, sable antelope, white rhinoceros, giraffes, ostriches, gnus, giraffes and zebras are also among the animals encountered in the park.

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Elephant at Matobo National Park

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Check out Mthwakazi

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