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 was previously a hunting concession and was changed 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.

Set on the lush banks of the great Zambezi River, the accommodation at this spectacular African safari styled lodge comprises three separate intimate camps, each with just six elegant suites with private plunge pools and decks. This luxurious lodge is renowned for sophisticated accommodation and sweeping views of the river and surrounding African wilderness. Matetsi Water Lodge’s three romantic camps – West Water, North Water and East Water – are set on the riverbank under a canopy of lush, riverine trees. Each camp comprises six private suites with vast teak doors that swing open to plunge pools and decks with magnificent river views.  The layout of each camp ensures privacy and intimacy in an idyllic setting. Open sided, thatched guest areas consist of an elegant dining and sitting area with large fireplace. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served on the intimate riverside dining decks or in a surprise setting in Matetsi’s pristine wilderness. Matetsi’s location next to the great Zambezi River offers exhilarating water activities such as boat cruises, canoeing and fishing, in addition to excellent game viewing and birdwatching. You may also enjoy many thrilling adventures at nearby Victoria Falls.