Matetsi ECA (Extended Conservation Area)

The Matetsi ECA hunting area (Extended Conservation Area) is adjoined directly to the Matetsi units 1 and 4 as illustrated by this map in the light blue shaded section. This is a map of the Matetsi hunting areas adjoined to the Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe that is the country’s biggest National Park, the park itself would sit below this map.

The Matetsi ECA is a successful merge of three game farms that are open and unfenced to each other and the Matetsi Units to create a conservancy area/safari area known as the extended conservation area/ECA, extended as in past the boundaries of Matetsi Units 1 and 4 to create this safari area that is around 30 000 hectares in extent. The farms that joined to create this safari area are: Dipangmombe, Kalala and Breakfast, the ECA is also known as Matetsi Unit 8 to the locals although this title is not official.

A big difference between the Matetsi ECA and the Matetsi Units is that the ECA allows night hunting of nocturnal species whereas the National Parks Units do not.

There is plenty of water in the ECA, game movement is very good very near 100% success rate on all big game species.

The safari lodge is less than one hour’s drive from the Victoria Falls International Airport and very close to Hwange National Park, we are able to arrange tours to both the Victoria Falls and the Hwange National Park, no air charter is needed when hunting in Matetsi. There are lots of non-hunter activities available in the nearby Victoria Falls town. When hunting Matetsi you should land at the Victoria Falls Airport. Full mobile phone is available in camp.

The annual hunting quota is determined by National Parks and consists of Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, Lion, Sable, Hippo, Crocodile, Waterbuck, Kudu, Eland, Zebra, Reedbuck, Impala, Warthog, Baboon and Hyena. This is an excellent hunting area and is well known for its big Leopard, full maned Lion and top trophy quality Sable. The camp is very comfortable and has three client chalets each sleeping 2 persons, one chalet is en suite, the other two each have their own bathroom just outside the chalet.

As you can see from the attached map the natural water is plentiful on the ECA.

Matetsi ECA Camp 1