Each year it seems I have to go 15 rounds with my family, to convince them to go somewhere interesting for our annual family vacation and there is always the same old beach towns, major cities, national parks, Europe and so on. Don’t
get me wrong they are all great places, but I would want something interesting and new. To see something that few people ever see in a place even fewer people would include in their travel plans.
If you’re like me and want something a little unusual, might I suggest the Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park???
Most likely, you’ve never heard of this tourist attraction place. It is indeed in the African country of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe? That’s right. Of course, most people do not think this country is a tourist destination and may be right, but in this case, Matobo National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it has more than 300 paintings concern mass balanced on rocks surrounded by incredible scenery.
The best time of year to go is between April and August because it is the dry season when the weather is cool. Sure, you could go in November, when it’s hot (but dry) or late November to March, if you do not mind the rain and humidity of the rainy season.
The Matobo National Park is a mystical place that has a history dating back to about 4 million years. The wind and rain during this period formed the huge granite rocks that you will not see anywhere else. Most rocks hidden caves were sacred places a very long time ago and you can find the amazing rock art in several of these caves, and indeed, this region has the highest concentration of this type of art in Africa.