Priced from USD 550 per person | Matesti River Lodge
Offering a unique combination of rich wildlife viewing and scenic Victoria Falls experiences, Matesti River Lodge is set on a massive concession that boasts 15km (9 miles) of private Zambezi River frontage. The broad Zambezi River runs deep alongside two intimate camps, with nine river-facing suites each. Clad in an intricate woven pattern that calls to mind the country’s rich heritage, the cool and spacious suites boast contemporary interiors embellished with natural finishes, and decorated with abstract pieces of art created by a renowned local artist. Each suite features a lovely bathroom and private veranda with exceptional views of the river. Set in the deep shade of riverside trees, each camp has a dedicated guest area.
Mouth-watering flavours are created in an interactive kitchen and served indoors or beneath a canopy of mangosteen and waterberry trees. Al fresco dining takes place next to the quiet murmur of the Zambezi’s running waters, punctuated by a choir of frogs and the throaty chuckling of hippos, while fresh, African mornings are accented by the stirring cry of fish eagles. As the sun slips beneath the water, guests gather in the cosy bar area to swap stories of the day’s adventures. Leisure hours can be spent in the shared guest area and, for the more actively inclined, a well-equipped fitness centre or in the 23 metre (76 foot) pool. Revel in fascinating morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching, canoeing, boat excursions and fishing.