A Reflection: While You Are Gone

A Reflection: While You Are Gone

As Zimbabweans, we are blessed with a strong sense of community, a nurtured resilience and a natural hopefulness that will carry us through this. Along with the whole of mankind, these past couple of months have not been “business as usual” for us. Though we are...
UPDATED: Global Big Day of Birding 2020

UPDATED: Global Big Day of Birding 2020

Global Big Day of Birding 2020 on Matetsi Private Game Reserve On Saturday 09 May, six teams went out on a birding mission across Matetsi Private Game Reserve. In total they recorded 106 bird species! And counted well over 500 birds! “I really had fun and learnt...
The Zambezi River in Flood

The Zambezi River in Flood

The Zambezi is in full flood after a record-breaking rainy season, with experts comparing the current volume of water with the levels famously seen in 1977/78. At Matetsi Victoria Falls, our most visual indicator of the water levels is on the deck area. Our General...
Update on Victoria Falls

Update on Victoria Falls

As I write this (late April 2020), the Victoria Falls is tracking for an all-time high peak water flow, and I can hear the rumble of The Falls from my cottage in Victoria Falls town. The distinctive roar of the largest waterfall on Earth, a constant reminder of the...
A Story of Hope

A Story of Hope

If you were fortunate to visit us between September 2019 and March 2020 and sight 2 young lion cubs, this is their story. They were born into a dusty barren world, where the colour green didn’t exist. Their mother was part of a large pride of lions (about 10 or so)....