This magnificent region of Zambia and the spectacle of nature’s raw power can be witnessed and experienced at the lodges of Royal Chundu. On nine miles of private waterway along the banks of the Zambezi River, and just a short drive from the magnificent Victoria Falls, Royal Chundu provides guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area and falls as the David Livingstone did 150 years ago.
The two luxurious lodges of Royal Chundu, the River Lodge and the Island Lodge, sit on the convergence of Zambia and Zimbabwe between Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. At the main River Lodge, 10 spacious riverfront suites look out onto the Zambezi. Each boasts private decks offering spectacular views.
Or, choose to stay at Royal Chundu’s other accommodation, the exclusive Island Lodge on Katamura Island. Guests take a short boat ride from the main lodge before arriving at this remote and tranquil oasis. Four villas with private decks, open-air bathrooms with glass-walled showers, and luxurious, large beds provide a restful haven along the Zambezi River.
Activities at Royal Chundu
The Zambezi River breathes life into the region with a wealth of activities. Guests of Royal Chundu can try their hand at canoeing or fly fishing along the river banks. Alternatively, they can take a relaxing sunset cruise. During the cruise, they will undoubtedly keep their eyes peeled for hippos, crocodiles, African fish eagles, egrets, and herons. Another opportunity to scout the region is offered via a mokoro ride to a nearby village. During this excursion, a private guide provides an introduction to the local customs and traditions. The guide also provides guests ample time to explore and interact with the village residents.
Dining at Royal Chundu is an exclusive and unforgettable affair. Guests dine on traditional Zambian dishes made from fresh, local ingredients in the intimate outdoor boma. Sustainability remains at the forefront of the property’s cuisine. Produce comes from the local Mushekwa village, while the fishermen of Muluka bring in the local catch. Therefore, the food is always healthy and fresh. Additionally, the tablescapes feature a colorful assortment of chitenge fabric, bringing a touch of local cheer to the experience.
Royal Chundu is a family-friendly accommodation. As such, the Children’s Club welcomes kids of all ages with scheduled daily programs. Royal Chundu is also proud to be Zambia’s first Relais & Châteaux member.
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