MATETSI Water Lodge
MATETSI Water Lodge
|Renowned for its Big Five game viewing and particularly high concentration of elephant, this 50 000 hectare 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 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.
Set under ancient trees on the lush banks of the Zambezi River, Matetsi Water Lodge exudes the magic and mystery of African legend. Echoing the tranquil tones of the mighty river, the cool colours of the lodge soothe and refresh, while warm smiles welcome you to the family. Bold, spacious suites open up to breathtaking river views and leafy boughs provide shelter for leisurely meals on the river banks. Languid hammocks on the river’s edge entice guests to dream the afternoon away, while the thundering smoke of Victoria Falls murmurs an invitation to a day of adventure only an hour’s drive away.
Why stay at the Matetsi Water Lodge
In the shade of tall mangosteen and waterberry trees, three intimate camps of only six suites each overlook the calm waters of one of Africa’s greatest rivers.
Matetsi Water Lodge
|Following the contours of the river bank, each suite offers privacy and solitude in an idyllic setting.|
The mighty Zambezi is a constant partner on your African adventure, whether splashing quietly through the waters on a canoe excursion, watching the sun sink beneath the waves on a riverboat cruise or simply idling away the hours contemplating the silent waters rolling by.
A bold fusion of teak, slate and thatch, your private suite offers an elegant refuge from the warmth of the noonday sun. Massive wooden doors swing open to sweeping views of the broad river, whether from the draped canopy of the wide bed or the cool interior of the spacious bathroom. Deep blue accents, woven mats and dark ebony carving evoke the ancient legends of this mysterious land. A wide private deck with a deep plunge pool in the shade of a canopy of leaves offers the perfect vantage point to view the comings and goings of the riverine forest’s inhabitants.
Make the waters a quiet spectator to succulent meals served on dining decks along the river’s side. Elegant dining and sitting areas open up onto the Zambezi banks, with a welcoming fireplace providing a cosy focal point for evening conversation. Deep pillows invite you to sink into comfortable sofas in the elegant outside area and share your day’s experiences on the mighty Zambezi.
Exciting safari activities: At Matetsi, it is our passion to share our knowledge and understanding of the bush and its inhabitants with our guests. Read more...
|MATETSI Water Lodge|
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
|Rates on request|
Rates include: • Accommodation • Three meals daily • Teas and coffees • Scheduled safari activities • Refreshments on game drives • Complimentary daily transfers to the Victoria Falls (scheduled times only) • Emergency medical evacuation insurance • Laundry • VAT.
Rates exclude: • Telephone calls • Safari Shop purchases • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages • Transfers to and from the lodge • Gratuities • Conservancy or park entrance fees (where applicable) • Government levy / bed levy • Laundry
MATETSI Water Lodge
Our highly trained guides and trackers will do their utmost to delight our guests with a choice of the following adventures:
Twice daily game drives - go in search of massive herds of elephant and buffalo or track the rare sable and roan antelope in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the company of an armed ranger and tracker. Matetsi is one of the few reserves in Zimbabwe to offer night drives, giving guests the opportunity to observe the nocturnal hunting habits of lion, leopard and spotted hyena
Interpretive bush walks - in between game drives get an intimate taste of the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush on a leisurely bush walk in the surroundings of the lodge, accompanied by an armed ranger
Riverboat cruises - watch as huge herds of elephant and buffalo come down to drink, or admire the frolicking hippo and lethargic crocodiles, as well as the many species of birds drawn to the river's edge on morning or afternoon excursions on the mighty Zambezi
Canoe excursions - glide up close to the animal's at the water's edge on guided river excursions in two person canoes under the supervision of a trained guide
Fishing trips can also be arranged at certain times of the year. A complementary daily shuttles take guests to Victoria Falls, where they can enjoy the famous spectacle of the mighty river plunging into the depths of the gorge below. Adventure activities such as helicopter flights, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and scenic tours of the Falls can be arranged at an additional cost.
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