World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Today on World Animal Day 2020, we would like to shine a light on the amazing work that Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ) […]
Over the last few weeks, some of our team have joined the Greenline Africa Trust team, assisting with their daily tasks and developing a deeper understanding of the work they are doing and the needs of the communities.
As part of our ongoing conservation work, last week we swept one island in particular which is favored by elephants on the upper Zambezi.
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 fortunate to be isolated from the worst of the […]
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 so many more birds.” Starting from the lodge, […]
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 Manager, Jono Hudson, has shared photos of the deck with […]
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 immeasurable power of nature. Victoria Falls […]
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). In those first months, […]
Since its opening in 2016, family-owned and independently run Matetsi Victoria Falls has shaken up the luxury lodge scene in Southern Africa. One of the renowned features of the lodge is its truly unique wine cellar, the concept of which is intricately linked to the family-owners themselves. A Collector’s Paradise Someone once said “all great […]
Although Matetsi Victoria Falls is physically unaffected by the effects of Cyclone Idai, it breaks our hearts to think of the loss of life and the destruction in the eastern region of Zimbabwe, and the areas of Mozambique and Malawi that have been hit by the cyclone. Our Matetsi Victoria Falls family comes from all […]