Welcome to birding in Matabeleland


Matabeleland has a very diverse set of habitats and birds. Much of the area is dry with associated acacia, both scrub and mixed and mopane woodland. Then there is the Rhodes Matopos National Park with its spectacular granite formations and some miombo and mixed woodlands, Hwange National Park with all its
fantastic wildlife has teak woodlands, mopane, deciduous woodlands, pans, vlei lines; there are nice stretches of teak between Bulawayo and Hwange. The ruggedness of Chizarira National Park is for the more self-contained adventurer,
and Victoria Falls and Kazungula where you can combine birding with all sorts of touristy adventure activities and bird the Zambezi River too. The drier west here shares many species with Botswana and they will only be found here in

For accommodation options click on the links below.

Jabulani Safaris offers private chalets in a game park setting.

Camp Amalinda
in the Matopos is a luxury safari lodge with a range of activities.

Big Cave Camp in the Matopos is a luxury lodge nestling amongst atmospheric granite boulders.

National Parks in the Matopos offers cottages, lodges and a campsite at Maleme Rest camp and at other camps – follow the link.

In Hwange National Park The Hide Safari Camp offers luxury tented suites and a range of wildlife activities in their private concession and in the national park.

Close to the Main Camp area of Hwange National Park is Miombo Safari Camp with luxury lodges raised on stilts and ground level chalets.

North of Nehimba seeps between Shapi and Shumba pans is a new luxury lodge, Nehimba, with a lodge and chalets overlooking a large natural pan.

Ivory Lodge is in a conservancy bordering Hwange National Park close to the airport – tree-house style units overlook a waterhole where the wildlife comes to drink.

For an unforgettable bush experience in Hwange National Park, contact Wilderness Safaris for Davidson’s Camp and Little Makalolo Camp.

National Parks, Hwange has many accommodation options, the main one being Main Camp – follow the link to investigate the choices from lodges down to camping.

In the southeast of Hwange, Wilderness Safaris has a large private concession area with Davison’s Camp, a classic African tented camp, and Little Makalolo Camp with luxury lodges.

Africa Albida offers a choice of luxury accommodations in Victoria Falls, including Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Lokuthula self-catering lodges.

Ideally located in the very western tip of Zimbabwe Wild Horizons luxury Imbabala Zambezi Safari Camp is convenient for travellers hopping across to Botswana and Zambia via Kazungula, as well as for your Victoria Falls adventures.

Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve offers luxury accommodation in a private game reserve near Victoria Falls.

The Victoria Falls Rest Camp offers affordable accommodation both in chalets and camping.

Jafuta Lodge is 15km from Vic Falls in a wildlife conservation area. Ideal for self-drives.

Zambezi Sands River Camp is situated on the Upper Zambezi in the middle of the Zambezi National Park.

Gorges Lodge, 10 stone and thatch cottages teetering along the edge of the Batoka Gorge just a stone`s throw away from the Victoria Falls.

Bomani Tented Lodge is situated in a private reserve in the Ngamo Forest bordering Hwange National Park.

Camelthorn Lodge is nestled in a woodland wilderness deep within Hwange National Park.

Camp Hwange is located in the heart of Hwange Hwange National Park offering up-market bush camp accommodation and activities.