JENMAN African Safaris has selected three of our favourite private villas in Zimbabwe to share with you. The villas encourage exclusive and safe family travel. Our high-end, socially conscious and remote properties offer the perfect solution to provide peace of mind for a COVID friendly getaway. With responsibility towards our staff, our guests as well as other travellers, our villas offer the answer for maintaining social distancing while spending time with loved ones.
With solitude, tranquillity and privacy in mind, each location provides stress-free and protocol-friendly options, with open-air, exclusive activities. The villas and their surroundings are an invitation for relaxation, an uninterrupted connection to each other, enveloped in nature. Less human interaction in spacious properties combined with more quality time together; the essence of a family holiday.
Zimbabwe is truly a destination unrivalled for family holidays. Environmentally unique and varied in landscape as well as colourful and rich in culture, a visit to Zimbabwe satiates a wide range of curiosities and bucket list experiences. Zimbabwe’s charm resonates from one side of the country to the other, its wild spaces irresistible to the safari aficionado. From the cascading waters of Victoria Falls to the granite rock formations of Matobo Hills, with the wild wonders of Lake Kariba in between – awaken the wild wanderer within and embark on a journey through Zimbabwe, while staying at one of Jenman’s Zimbabwe villas.
Matetsi River House Private Villa, Victoria Falls
Matetsi River House Private Villa is the definition of secluded luxury enveloped in the wild. Situated within the Matetsi Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it boasts spectacular views. Its distinctly African contemporary interiors exude elegance, combined with a private chef, butler, safari vehicle and guide – the ultimate exclusive experience.
The exquisite interiors of this private villa reflect the vast Matetsi Private Game Reserve it calls home. The villa is an ideal home-away-from-home for families or friends travelling together. During your stay you will be cared for by a dedicated team, including a private chef and butler. A private safari vehicle is at your disposal, with your personal guide and tracker ensuring a tailor-made safari unlike any other.
A sparkling private pool overlooking the Zambezi is an invitation for relaxation. Equipped with its own kitchen, all meals can be enjoyed at the villa in either the covered or al fresco dining areas. The villa comfortably accommodates 8 guests, with a variety of spaces to enjoy and relax together as well as in privacy.
Khayelitshe House – Matobo hills
Matobo Hills is an area steeped in culture, history and breathtaking granite rock formations. The softer side of Africa, calls for exploration, reflection and connection. Khayelitshe House, a private villa in the heart of Matobo, is surrounded by balancing rocks and golden grass. Its name is derived from the local Ndebele language; ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’- Home in the Rocks. Khayelitshe House is the perfect family getaway, settling into the silent serenity of Matobo Hills.
Built with the vision of blending into nature, the property’s charm reflects the simplicity of its surroundings. Elegant and eclectic in design, this off-the-grid villa evokes tranquillity – organic and peaceful in its presence.
Spent uninterrupted time with family and friends nestled beneath an amphitheatre of granite boulders. The private villa accommodates 8 guests, 4 en-suite bedrooms, each window boasting incredible views of Matobo. A top viewing balcony offers views over the scenic and rugged landscape, with a swimming pool below. The games room is perfect for evenings after a day of exploring Matobo, as well as an indoor fireplace to share stories around on winter nights.
Fothergill Island – Lake Kariba
Situated on the banks of Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park, Fothergill is a recently refurbished and elegantly styled tented lodge. With natural tones, the tents effortlessly blend into their surroundings, offering true immersion into the wild. The property is named after Rupert Fothergill, who saved thousands of animals during the Kariba flood – honouring and reflecting his love for the area. The lodge continues to uphold the ethos of protecting and conserving the wild spaces, within and beyond its borders.
Matusadona National Park is the definition of wild Africa. This combined with Fothergill, as the definition of comfort, is the ultimate safari escape. Open-air tents welcome the sounds of nature, evenings and mornings orchestrated by pods of hippo, lion and the rumbling undertone of the elephant. Witness the wild from the comfort of your bed, balcony or private plunge pool. The central eco-pond attracts wildlife of all shapes and sizes, drawn to its fresh water.
Fine dining by professional Chef Dean Jones allows you to travel with your tastebuds. Delicate and delicious dishes served beneath an African sky, the perfect finale to a day spent exploring the Matusadona wilderness. The main area boasts a library, bar, lounge area and swimming pool, providing a variety of options for relaxation, or perhaps a moment of privacy.
At Fothergill, you will want for nothing. The ultimate exclusive safari experience awaits, along with the abundant and varied wildlife of Matusadona National Park.