Conservation & Community

 

Matetsi Private Game Reserve lies in the North-West corner of Zimbabwe, a country globally renowned for being the first country in Africa with a visionary approach to managing natural resources, from as early as 1975.

Kavango-Zambezi

Trans-Frontier Conservation Area

Zimbabwe has the second largest elephant population in the world and still holds significant tracts of African teak. Both of these are evident in the pristine 55 000-hectare wilderness that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve. The property holds a key position within the enormous Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) – the largest TFCA in the world – and incorporating five cooperating countries (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and Angola).

At Matetsi we have taken deliberate steps to ensure minimum impact on our environment:

  • Camps were set up within original campsite footprints and materials were re-used and sourced locally as far as possible.
  • Local labor and talent ensured distinctly African, contemporary design plus support for local artists, artisans and talent.
  • A vital, clear-roads network was installed throughout Matetsi Private Game Reserve – essential for anti-poaching and game viewing.
  • Solar-powered boreholes and wide-reach radio networks have been installed to ensure vital care and protection of the wildlife and botanical treasures.


At Matetsi we have taken deliberate steps to ensure minimum impact on our environment:

  • Camps were set up within original campsite footprints and materials were re-used and sourced locally as far as possible.
  • Local labour and talent ensured distinctly African, contemporary design plus support for local artists, artisans and talent.
  • A vital, clear-roads network was installed throughout Matetsi Private Game Reserve – essential for anti-poaching and game viewing.
  • Solar-powered boreholes and wide-reach radio networks have been installed to ensure vital care and protection of the wildlife and botanical treasures.


We know that it is our responsibility to conserve our natural resources and to build environmental awareness:

  • We have installed Natura water bottling plants at all camps and pure still and sparkling water are served in recycled glass bottles.
  • Our knowledgeable safari guides are assisted by passionate trackers, who have the opportunity to learn directly from the experienced guides: the pair engage with our guests to give them knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna in this beautiful part of Africa.

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