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Matetsi River Lodge, Zimbabwe

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Matetsi River Lodge is located a 40 minute drive from Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Matetsi River Lodge is split into two intimate camps each with nine river-facing suites, which mirror each other on either side of the spa area with a large central pool, a fitness centre, wine cellar and boutique store selling local crafts and products.

East River Camp at Matetsi

Each camp centres around an indoor / outdoor communal area where you’ll find the restaurant, bar and the heart of each lodge.

The lodge is contemporary in style, designed with natural materials and neutral tones of grey, beige and light wood, peppered with pieces of art by local artists.

The bedrooms at Matetsi River Lodge

Rooms mirror the style of the main lodge – Each suite features a beautiful large bathroom and private veranda with exceptional views of the river.

Bathrooms at Matetsi River Lodge

Dinner at Matetsi is very special – alfresco dining to the sound of the river and the hippos is pretty magical.

You may even get a surprise visit from a wandering elephant like we did.

private dining at Matetsi

The area around Matetsi is abundant with wildlife, and the lodge offers a whole host of activities to take you closer to the action.

Twice-daily game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching, canoeing, boat excursions and fishing.

Enjoy sundowners in the bush after your afternoon game drive or as you cruise along the Zambezi in your private boat.

Matetsi River Lodge Game Drives

A must-do is a visit to Victoria Falls to fully appreciate its awe-inspiring power and size. Truly breathtaking.

Matetsi is a great option for those who want to combine a safari experience with a visit to Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls

While the Falls may be the focus of the trip, the beautiful surroundings at Matetsi is the most luxurious way to combine both.

Click here for further information on Matetsi River Lodge or contact us at Bon Vivant to help plan your safari holiday with access to special VIP benefits.

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