The Royal Chundu

The Royal Chundu Island and River Lodges are exclusively located on the banks of the Zambezi River, at about a 40 minute drive from Livingstone. The lodges enjoy a privileged location where they remain secluded from civilization and the trappings of the modern world.  Enjoy true luxury, while nature is a mere stone’s throw away. Royal Chundu offers visitors every comfort in a beautiful surrounding with interiors designed to provide a memorable experience.

    River Lodge

    Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering luxurious thatched accommodation. Ten villas are perched on the banks of the Zambezi. Villas are exquisitely decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The “Out of Africa” experience is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River. The rooms at Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge feature king size beds or double bed with side tables, mosquito net and overhead fan, separate toilet, hairdryer, large walk-in closet with “Bulawayo Hatch”, air-conditioning, a lounge, private viewing deck, and in-room coffee and tea stations.

      Island Lodge

      Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering luxurious thatched accommodation 4 beautiful private suites. Perched on the banks of the Zambezi, the suites have their own lounge, dining and pool area located on Katombora Island, 4 kilometres upstream from the main lodge. Villas are exquisitely decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The rooms at Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge feature air-conditioning, a lounge, private viewing deck, double bed with side tables, mosquito net and overhead fan, therapeutic glass-walled shower overlooking the river duble vanity (Only at island lodge), separate toilet, large walk-in closet with “Bulawayo Hatch”, ladies dressing table and a Writing desk and chair (Only at island lodge). The “Out of Africa” experience is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River.

        River Lodge (Package)

        Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering luxurious thatched accommodation. Ten villas are perched on the banks of the Zambezi. Villas are exquisitely decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The “Out of Africa” experience is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River. The rooms at Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge feature king size beds or double bed with side tables, mosquito net and overhead fan, separate toilet, hairdryer, large walk-in closet with “Bulawayo Hatch”, air-conditioning, a lounge, private viewing deck, and in-room coffee and tea stations.

          Island Lodge (Package)

          Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm, offering luxurious thatched accommodation 4 beautiful private suites. Perched on the banks of the Zambezi, the suites have their own lounge, dining and pool area located on Katombora Island, 4 kilometres upstream from the main lodge. Villas are exquisitely decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The rooms at Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge feature air-conditioning, a lounge, private viewing deck, double bed with side tables, mosquito net and overhead fan, therapeutic glass-walled shower overlooking the river duble vanity (Only at island lodge), separate toilet, large walk-in closet with “Bulawayo Hatch”, ladies dressing table and a Writing desk and chair (Only at island lodge). The “Out of Africa” experience is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River.

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              Royal Chundu Dining

              Meandering teak walkways lead to the main lodge, where traditional and international cuisine can be savoured. The chef takes pride in preparing dishes that mirror the rich heritage of the region and the hospitality of the Zambian people. Choose to dine indoors in true ethnic elegance, or experience open-air dining in the Chiefs boma and be treated to an authentic African barbeque accompanied by a traditional song and dance.

                Royal Chundu Dining Areas

                The Dining Room - This sophisticated dining room is large and spacious with an ethnic and elegant ambiance. The viewing deck in front of the restaurant is ideal for outdoor meals, providing a tranquil setting with the Zambezi River in the forefront. The Boma provides an open air dining area, offering a unique African experience featuring live entertainment, bonfires and explosive culinary adventures. There are also fully serviced bar facilities on the mainland and on the island.

                  Dining Experiences

                  Aside from dining in the dining room, boma, or relaxing at one of the full service bar areas, during your stay you can also arrange for a more personal dining experience. Additional eating experiences include: lunch or dinner boat cruise, island picnic lunch or sundown picnic, or visit the bush bar with its own viewing platform.

                    Floating Spa

                    Royal Chundu Spa is based on a totally unique “Floating Spa Concept” on the majestic Zambezi River. The enchanting ambience that is created is of absolute tranquility that reflects the very soul of Africa. The Royal Chunda has chosen therapies based on the knowledge of the pressures and demands placed on the body and mind. In keeping with this holistic approach and a commitment to natural health, the treatments are specifically designed with attention to natural plant technology. A social responsibility commitment allows previously unskilled women from the local communities, to be empowered by their natural abilities. Transport to another world, where natural elements & textures, create a majestic treatment setting and allow a sensory journey to relax the spirit; harmonise the body; enhance health and vitality and create a feeling of ultimate serenity and well being.

                      Royal Chundu Activities

                      From tranquil to thrilling, Royal Chundu offers a Zambezi river adventure to satisfy all. Whether you choose to simply lounge around the comfort of the lodge, be pampered at the Floating Spa or seek the excitement of a village walk or tiger fishing expedition our activities team is ready to arrange the perfect day for you. Activities may be pre-booked or decided on a daily basis. Optional activities include: sunset Zambezi river cruise, authentic tribal village walk, birding safari, canoe trips, fishing trips, a variety of Victoria Falls tours, or Chobe day trip (additional fees may apply).

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