A truly exclusive wilderness experience

What to expect

Set on the vast 136,000-acre Matetsi Private Game Reserve, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers a truly exclusive safari experience. At the heart of the KAZA transfrontier, the world largest transfrontier conservation area, this expansive wilderness has no fences and so wildlife roam freely, as they would have hundreds of years ago. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy morning and evening game drives as well as night drives and optional walking safaris. For longer stays, we offer full day game drives with lunch served out in the pristine wilderness.

The area is well known for breeding herds of elephant and buffalo, with particularly impressive numbers in the dry season. The latter provide prey for the large prides of lion that call this area home, whereas the elusive leopard and active wild dog prefer impala and baboon, which thrive in this protected area. Giraffes enjoy the albida trees, while zebra and kudu move beneath them. Wildebeast, Sable, Roan and Eland can be found in the South of the property. Night drives give the opportunity to see a wide array of nocturnal species including hyena, civet, serval and genets. From four of the Big 5 found across a variety of different ecosystems, which also provide habitats for a wide variety of birdlife, to some more rare and often overlooked species, the area is home to an extensive number of flora and fauna species. As our guides like to say, “This true wilderness area is home to all the wildlife that occur here naturally, except for rhino” (which we plan to reintroduce in the future) and we can’t wait to show you all the wonders that Matetsi Private Game Reserve has to offer.

Out in the bush, our guests are looked after by passionate safari guides, who are also assisted by a keen tracker. Our game drive vehicles have three rows of three seats, and an additional seat next to the guide. We allocate a maximum of six guests on a shared game drive vehicle, and there is the option to book a private vehicle (at an additional cost) if preferred.

Best time to go

Matetsi Private Game Reserve offers a year-round safari experience. The dry season, from July to November offers the best opportunity to see large herds of elephant and buffalo. When the first rains arrive in November, the calving season begins, and you’ll have the opportunity to see “tiny babies”. The green season is also an excellent time for birdwatching as our inter-Africa migrants return.

What to pack

We do recommend bringing a good pair of binoculars and camera with a zoom lense so that you can see the details and capture the moment while out on safari.


Morning, evening & full day game drives. Night drives. Optional walking safaris.

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