Matetsi Victoria Falls establishes in-house Anti-Poaching Unit

We are delighted to share the news of the establishment of an in-house anti-poaching unit on Matetsi Private Game Reserve. The latest step in our conservation journey, which we recently documented in this short video.  Over the last six years, we have seen life return to Matetsi Private Game Reserve, a vast 136,000-acre wilderness that had been previously devastated by poaching and illegal hunting.  With the commitment of our […]

Young Elephant De-snaring Operation

There are few things more harrowing in the conservation world than seeing a young animal suffering due to mans’ greed. The first time we saw the ‘boy’ was a few months ago when the 2 year old elephant calf was spotted dragging his back right leg in obvious extreme pain and discomfort crossing a road […]

eBird Global Big Day 2021 on Matetsi Private Game Reserve

8 May 2021 marked the eBird Global Big Day 2021, a worldwide annual celebration of the birds around us. This year there were over fifty thousand participants across the globe and over seven thousand species identified in the single day! This year on the Global Bid Day, our guiding team were joined by Professional Guide […]

Matetsi Victoria Falls Guide Training

Every few months we are fortunate to have James Varden, Professional Guide and owner of Ride Zimbabwe, come through to do training with our guiding team. With the infinite amount to be learnt about the natural world around us, continual professional development is essential for our guides and trackers. Focused training sessions also give them […]

What does Matetsi mean?

What does Matetsi Mean? The word Matetsi is the local name of a blue-green algae that grows in water supplies that are the most favourable for wildlife to drink, defining it as one of Mother Nature’s life-giving sources. Where does the name Matetsi originate from? The story goes that a very long time ago the […]

Top Ten Highlights: Waterfalls and Wildlife Combo

We recently launched a once-in-a-lifetime combination offer between Matetsi Victoria Falls and Angama Mara in Kenya. This 7-night Southern and East Africa itinerary offers up to 50% off and here are just some of the highlights of the trip: Walk through the spray of the Victoria Falls One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the […]

The Festive Season at Matetsi Victoria Falls

Happy New Year! Compliments of the New Season! We hope that you had a wonderful festive season and that 2021 brings glad tidings to all. As 2020 drew to a close, we reflected on our achievements, including (but not limited to!) being voted Top 25 in Africa in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, […]

Matetsi Victoria Falls Birding Big Day – November 28th 2020

BirdLife South Africa’s 36th Annual Birding Big Day took place on Saturday 28 November 2020 and (although we are not in South Africa) we held our own Birding Big Day 2020 on property at Matetsi Private Game Reserve with both our team and guests taking part. Nature provided an overcast day, which meant even at […]

Lucky’s Story

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) […]