CHEETAH SAFARIS has been dedicated to placing HUNTERS with only the best HUNTING operations in Africa. CHEETAH SAFARIS continual travel throughout the region allows special insight to the HUNTING community in each country.
The Matetsi Safari Area situated in North Western Zimbabwe close to the famous Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe’s oldest and best-known HUNTING SAFARI area. In the famous HUNTING area of Zimbabwe lies Unit 5, Matetsi. This government concession area covers approximately 225 square miles and has 25 miles of open border with Hwange National Park. The Hwange Park is the largest and most game rich reserve of the country and known for its large elephant and many lions.
The HUNTING terrain consists mainly of rolling hills covered with Mopane woodland, interspersed by a few flat valleys. What make this area so attractive to game are three rivers flowing through it annually, which draw large herds of buffalo, elephants and PLAINS GAME from the park during the dry season. Unit 5 has as many as 4 resident prides of lion living throughout the Unit with others coming in and out of the park during the HUNTING season. Matetsi is also known for its world class Sable and Waterbuck. The area supports a healthy herd of both species.
CHEETAH SAFARIS offer quality Zimbabwe PLAINS GAME and four of the BIG FIVE (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant) free-range animals at Matetsi. Affordable elephant HUNTING SAFARIS are available. Lion and leopard HUNTING in Zimbabwe is subject to availability of tags. We cannot guarantee success even though our success rate suggests otherwise. In addition to the ‘big game’ HUNTING, clients can also take a day off to enjoy an afternoon of superb bird shooting, particularly – guineafowl, francolin and sandgrouse.
The camp is only one-hour drive from Victoria Falls, making access to the area and camp easy for clients. This in turn makes for side trips to the Victoria Falls for sightseeing and curio shopping easy to arrange. No charters are necessary. The camp forms part of the main homestead on the concession and comprises of five very comfortable separate thatched chalets all with private bathrooms and a mini verandah. A comfortable bar, lounge, dining room and fireplace round off the facilities.
The luxurious camp and abundant game makes it attractive to non-HUNTERS as well as HUNTERS. If you are looking for the “real” African experience then Matetsi is place for you!
CHEETAH SAFARIS personal knowledge of the SAFARI community in Zimbabwe – Africa, allows us a special insight to the very best HUNTING operations on the continent.