Matetsi Victoria Falls


Set on the mighty Zambezi River is Matetsi Victoria Falls, hidden away on its own Private Reserve. Boasting an excellent location in Zimbabwe for Victoria Falls excursions and exclusive safari activities, this resort welcomes wildlife-loving families and couples alike.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy a truly exclusive safari experience on the Matetsi Private Game Reserve
  • Experience the magic of Matetsi with sunrise safaris, sunset cruises and more
  • Soak up the traditional African interior combined with exquisite contemporary designs
  • Choose between an array of luxury accommodation including Matetsi Exclusive Use Villa


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Matetsi Victoria Falls embraces the natural surroundings by bringing the feel of Africa into the interior. With earth-toned and polished furnishings, copper detailing and traditional African ornaments created by local artisans, you’ll be immersed in vibrant African culture at every turn. All suites and the villa are sprawled along the private riverside, so you can absorb the views of Zambezi shimmering under the sun or lit up by the moonlight. The villa can be booked on an exclusive and part exclusive basis, waited on by dedicated butlers, guides and personal chefs.

When you stay with Matetsi Victoria Falls, you’ll embark on tailor-made, inclusive safari tours led by your personal guide, with morning, daytime, and night drives available. Spot the dense population of predators including lions, leopards, hyena, and wild dog, as they lounge under the sun, and keep your eyes to the sky for the diverse birds. Opt for a river cruise to get a closer look at the water birds, from the African fish eagle to the osprey, or take a walking tour to explore the unique flora and fauna within the rainforest surrounding Victoria Falls.

When you’re finished exploring, you can indulge in a delicious meal created by renowned African chefs, Chef Shane and Chef Artwell. Opt for outdoor dining under the stars or indoors amongst the African interiors. You can even choose to rejuvenate with an authentic African spa experience with tranquil views of the river.

Private Villa

Private Villa

Hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River in this private and exclusive four-bedroom villa. If you’re travelling as a group or family, opt for this accommodation to be taken care of by dedicated butlers and chefs, with the safari at your fingertips. Head out in your private safari vehicle and embark on your tailor-made excursions and return to your private pool and delectable meals in your personal kitchen.
Luxury Family Suites

Luxury Family Suites

Ideal of families, this suite is the perfect upgrade with spacious bedrooms for both children and adults. Dive into your plunge pool after watching the sunset or sunrise on your private deck or enjoy pampering yourself with an outdoor rain shower with a view.
Luxury Suites

Luxury Suites

Enjoy having a private section of the river all to yourself whilst you revel in the serenity of the seclusion. With a luxury suite, gain access to the guest areas from a comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge and an interactive kitchen.
Exclusive Use Villa

Exclusive Use Villa

Perfect for large groups and families alike, this full exclusive-use villa accommodates up to 43 people, including at least seven children and teens. Revel in the warm African designs blended with contemporary accents throughout, with each suite boasting a plunge pool, amazing views of the river and luxury bathroom facilities.
Part Exclusive Use Villa

Part Exclusive Use Villa

Opt for this private camp if you’re travelling as a family or large group of up to 19 people. Enjoy access to three private vehicles with safari guides for an unforgettable tailor-made adventure. Spend your evenings getting to know other travellers in the guest areas or indulging in an al fresco meal surrounded by cosy fire bowls and lanterns.
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Wellness Programme
  • Boat Trip
  • Safari Drives
Matetsi Victoria Falls Dining

Matetsi Victoria Falls Dining

Two of Africa’s exceptional and renowned chefs, Chef Shane and Chef Artwell, run the kitchen at Matetsi Victoria Falls, bringing to you the finest flavours of the globe. Their menu is prepared daily, and consist of locally sourced and exceptional ingredients, considering all dietary requirements.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Victoria Falls

You’re in the exceptional location to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Victoria Falls. Enjoy guided walks around the waterfall, and explore the surrounding rainforest with your personal guide. Enjoy a unique view from above the largest waterfall on Earth with a helicopter flight, soaring above for the renowned ‘Flight of the Angels’. End your exciting journey with high tea on the terrace at the Victoria Falls Hotel.


Across the impressive 136,000 acres of Matetsi Private Game Reserve, you can enjoy a vast amount of exclusive safari activities. With no fences to section off the transfrontier conservation area, the wildlife roam freely, offering incredible game views. Find four of the big five across the park, with impressive numbers of elephants and buffalo, of which attracts the herds of lions that prowl the area for their prey. You’ll see the predatory leopard and elegant giraffes and much more to tick off your wildlife bucket-list on game drives and safari walks of a morning, daytime or evening.

River Cruise

Join a personal guide and tracker for an experience on the Zambezi River like no other. Opt to enjoy the warm tones of the sunrise or sunset from your cruise as you listen to your guide talk about the wonders of the river, and perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing on request.

Matetsi Victoria Falls is passionate about conserving their surrounding wilderness and has implemented steps in their conservation journey to safeguard their wildlife. They have introduced the clear-roads network to reduce poaching and introduced 16 solar powered boreholes to provide waterholes for the animals.

The lodge also contributes to the community by partnering with Greenline Africa Trust to work with the communities that are marginalised and vulnerable. They aim to implement and support sustainable projects concentrating on livelihoods and, health and education.

Zimbabwe travel information

  • Time zone: +2 GMT
  • Flight time: 14-15 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates
  • Currency: Zimbabwean Dollar, US Dollar, Euro, South African Rand, Botswana Pula, British Pound
  • Tipping guideline: Depends on the service
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of malaria in Zimbabwe. In the Zambezi valley, the risk is throughout the year. There is a high risk of malaria in areas below 1,200m from November to June. There is a low risk of malaria in these areas during the rest of the year (July to October). There is very low risk of malaria in Harare and Bulawayo. There is no risk of yellow fever in Zimbabwe, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Harare
  • Population: 17,020,321
  • National languages: English, Shona, Ndebele
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, G, 220V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Zimbabwe if you have a British passport - on arrival

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