Inspired by our spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. The result is an award-winning luxury nature retreat that offers the discerning traveler an unparalleled luxury safari experience.
Just 40 km upstream from the UNESCO World Heritage site ofVictoria Falls – while our proximity to the largest waterfall in the world is a coup – it is just one of the many experiences we offer. Set on 15km of private Zambezi river frontage, your arrival at Matetsi Victoria Falls will signal a slow retreat into the senses with exclusive access to 55 000 hectares of Matetsi Private Game Reserve.
This is big sky country – a land of giant baobabs and ancient acacias, red soil and burnished grasslands, and abundant wildlife – all set within a pristine wilderness area that extends for as far as the eye can see. A family-owned property, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines the Big-Five luxury safari experience with a bucket-list visit to the largest waterfall on earth. But it also offers a uniquely authentic and personal experience that embodies the hope and dynamism of this incredible country and its people.
Tembo Plains, meaning “Elephant Plains” is built in the thick riverine forest on the edge of the Zambezi River, in the private 128,000 hectare Sapi Reserve, which is just east of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park
Offering six tents, Tembo Plains offers guests the choice of 4 double or twin bed configuration tents, each with their own private indoor lounge area and outdoor swimming pool, veranda and outdoor dining area. A beautiful 2-bedroomed family suite comprises two tents with private shared lounge and dining area is available. All rooms enjoy expansive en-suite bathroom facilities including indoor baths, showers and double vanities.
What makes Tembo Plains’ design genuinely unique is the combination of canvas and stone walls, an architectural reference to the Zimbabwe Ruins. Outside this packstone wall design continues along the back of the guest accommodation, affording guests greater privacy whilst leaving uninterrupted views of Zambezi river flowing just meters away.
Painted dogs (wild dogs), lions and leopards are common whilst buffalo, and of course, elephants, which are often seen daily in front of the camp.
Activities include canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River and guided wildlife viewing drives in open vehicles and walks.
The majestic architecture of this intimate lodge has always been a signature of the property. The detailed stonework and imposing proportions of Great Zimbabwe form the main reference point for the lodge design. Interiors of the lodge reflect original references to the local Shangaan culture, artfully combined with contemporary forms and styles inspired by these African patterns and shapes.
With eight luxury suites, each with its own luxury plunge pool, Singita Pamushana Lodge makes for an unforgettable luxury safari but its work with the non-profit Malilangwe Trust and its enduring purpose to contribute to the conservation of the 130,000-acre wildlife reserve in which it sits sets a new benchmark for meaningful travel experiences.
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