Located a mere 45 minutes from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Matetsi Private Game Reserve forms part of a huge conservation area that extends throughout northwestern Zimbabwe and into Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana, with no fences to restrict the natural movement of species. Matetsi is arguably one of the most interesting of these concessions and a very good addition to a luxury holiday at Victoria Falls. There are two luxury lodges in Matetsi, both providing a relaxing way to experience the wildlife of the area.
Matetsi is set on the very banks that Livingstone wrote so extensively about in his journals and it is clear to see why he was so enthralled by the area. During the winter months, elephant can be often seen roaming throughout the park on their way to and from the thirst quenching Zambezi River. Visitors can explore the area on exciting game drives and boat cruises on the river are also available.
Renowned for its rich game viewing and particularly high concentration of elephant, this 50 000 hectare (123 600 acre) private game reserve offers a superb variety of wildlife. Massive herds of elephant and buffalo can be encountered along the picturesque banks of the Zambezi River, while rare sable and roan antelope roam the woodlands. The reserve is one of the few in the country to offer night game drives, giving guests an exciting opportunity to view the nocturnal hunting habits of lion, leopard and spotted hyena. Matetsi is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with more than 366 bird species recorded at the reserve.
With 15 km (nine miles) of exclusive Zambezi River frontage, Matetsi offers an unrivalled river experience in addition to spectacular game viewing and birdwatching. Guests delight in afternoon riverboat cruises and guided canoe excursions along the Zambezi River.
Situated just 40 kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Matetsi extends over 45 000 hectares (111 200 acres) of pristine African wilderness - the largest private wildlife concession in the country. With 15 kilometres (nine miles) of exclusive Zambezi River frontage, Matetsi offers an unrivalled river experience in addition to spectacular game viewing and birdwatching.
World-renowned as one of Africa’s most unforgettable natural retreats, Matetsi is a conservation coup for CC Africa who transformed the area - previously a hunting concession - into a protected wilderness reserve. Today, the lush banks of the Zambezi River boast a remarkable array of African wildlife - including huge elephant and buffalo herds and rare roan and sable antelope.