The Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve is a 2500 hectare privately-managed piece of pristine land. It is home to Africa’s Big 5 and hosts vast species of birdlife. The focal point of activity at the Reserve is preservation and conservation through non- consumptive activity in order to sustain and support the various ecosystems.
The Reserve is the only “Big Five” area in the vicinity of Victoria Falls, due to the presence of Black Rhinoceros. The Reserve was fenced in 2000, and is recognised as an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) for Black Rhino in the area. An intensive Black Rhino monitoring programme is in place, with the aim of increasing the Black rhino population in the area, in the fight against the recent and widespread poaching of rhinoceros in Southern Africa.
The Reserve falls within the recently-declared KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in Africa. The KAZA TCA extends across the boundaries of five countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Angola, and aims to achieve goals of sustainable ecotourism in the area.
The vegetation and fauna characteristics are similar to that of the surrounding National parks and safari areas, with large numbers of raptors being present due to the Vulture Restaurant programme in place on the Reserve. The dominant vegetation type is Zambezi Teak forest. The reserve also holds a large dam along the Masuwe River which flows through the Reserve, and into the Zambezi River.