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      Matetsi River Lodge

      Combining a wildlife experience with access to Victoria Falls

      Perfectly in tune with Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine habitats, the exclusive Matetsi River Lodge offers a safari oasis that combines an exceptional private wildlife experience and 17 miles of private Zambezi River frontage with easy access to the majestic Victoria Falls. Encounter large herds of elephants and buffaloes as well as an assortment of plains game and predators on the 123,000 acre private wildlife concession. You will be spoilt for choice at the wonderful selection of land and water-based safaris Matetsi River Lodge showcases two intimate camps of just nine river-facing suites each, including two family suites. Each camp features its own guest area with a variety of dining spaces, an interactive kitchen, a convivial bar area and an al fresco area that encircles a blazing fire bowl. Each of the nine spacious suites at the two intimate camps is encased in local and repurposed materials that reference the ancient fishing and basket-weaving traditions of the region. The clean lines of the interiors are softened by authentic craft pieces and curated natural objects. A lovely en-suite bathroom boasts indoor and outdoor showers as well as a deep circular bath, which looks out over the Zambezi. A private veranda offers a refreshing plunge pool and a comfortable sitting area that overlooks the river. Guests staying at Matetsi River Lodge have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive safari shop, a fitness center, and massage sala. A 25 meter long, rim-flow swimming pool stretches along the riverbank, while an exclusive wine cellar boasts eye-level views of the Zambezi River. Included activities are game drives, walking safaris, a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, canoeing, bird watching, and fishing. Massages are available at an additional cost. Many additional activities are available in and around the Victoria Falls at an additional cost.



      Availability & Pricing

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $995 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
      • # of Beds: 36 beds
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi, Workout Room
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, house brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments and game drives, laundry, safari activities, sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river, canoeing, fishing, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT
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        Additional Cost:
        Availablle at an additional cost: curio shop purchases, Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits, cigars, Guided Tour of the Falls, Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi, Village Visit, Canoeing, Fishing the Zambezi, Horseback Riding, Helicopter Flight over the Falls, Helicopter Flight over the Falls/Gorge/Game Park, Half Day Game Drive in Victoria Falls National Park, Mists of Time Private Tour of Victoria Falls, Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi, Zambezi River Boat Safari, Whitewater Rafting, Golf at Elephant Hills Golf Course
      • Special

        Complimentary Tour of the Falls

        Available

        01 Jan 18 - 31 Dec 18

        Stay for 2 or more nights at Matetsi River Lodge and receive a free scheduled Tour of the Falls. read more

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Canoe/Mokoro

        Glide along the water in your silent, people-powered craft, getting a little closer to the animals before they hear you coming.

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Elephant Interaction

        Make Some Big Friends

        Elephants which are habituated to humans can be incredibly gentle giants. Getting to know them up close can be a very moving connection with one of Africa's iconic animals.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Fishing

        What lies underneath the water's surface? Wild and wonderous species of fish you may never have seen before.

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Guided Tour of the Falls, Zimbabwe

        The Best of Victoria Falls

        To discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them, it is well worth taking a guided tour. These tours are informative and last for 1½ hours. Tours may be booked in the morning or afternoon and times are flexible. You will be collected at your hotel for a short drive to the Falls.

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        Helicopter Flight over Falls

        Victoria Falls is such an immense phenomenon that there's no way to take it all in except by air.

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        Horseback Riding

        An Unparalleled Riding Experience

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Hot Air Balloon Safari

        Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective.

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        Livingstone Island Morning Breezer

        An Up-Close Visit with Victoria Falls

        You will be picked up at the jetty adjacent to the Royal Livingstone River Deck by an aluminum 12 seat launch with twin water jet propelled engines for a five minute ride to the island. Dr. David Livingstone was paddled in a dug -out canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which...show more

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        Microlight Flight

        A Unique Way to See the Falls

        To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with Hippos and Crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, Elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the...show more

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        Mists of Time Tour

        A Fascinating Guided Tour of Livingstone History

        This is a half day African Heritage Private Tour that focuses on Africa’s Historical and Cultural legacy. You will be met by raconteur Russell Gammon, a specialist guide with 20 years of experience. Russell’s family has been living in Africa since 1870 and he is a specialist in the field of African Heritage as well as being a master...show more

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Railway Museum and Tour of Livingstone Town

        The Fascinating History of African Exploration

        Livingstone was an important town in southern Africa during the first days of European settlement and the beginnings of Colonial rule. It is well worth spending a couple of hours touring this historic town with a guide and learning about its past and the colorful people who created it. For many years Livingstone was the Railway Capital of a...show more

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        Royal Livingstone Express Dinner Train

        A Journey Through Time and Nature

        The Royal Livingstone Express offers the classic “time travel” back into history utilizing beautiful classic steam locomotives and carriages lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail. The Dinner Trip will incorporate a classic steam expedition with fine dining. You will make the adventure of 15 kilometres of newly refurbished...show more

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        Stargazing

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        Sundowner

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        Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi

        A Relaxing Afternoon on the River

        The African Queen meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks. Food and drink is included in the price and served throughout the cruise by professional, friendly waiters making...show more

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        The Bushtracks Express

        The Bushtracks Express offers the classic “time travel” back into history utilizing beautiful classic steam locomotives and carriages lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail. The Zimbabwe train will run every Tuesday and Friday for pre-dinner drinks & canapés to the Victoria Falls Bridge and back. A red carpet will lead...show more

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        Walking Safari

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