Royal Chundu (meaning 'The Meeting Place of the Chief') is a destination of absolute solitude and unspoiled beauty, as well as being the first Relais & Chateaux property in Zambia. The lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on a 15 km stretch of private waterway which is protected by 2 sets of rapids.
Royal Chundu was created in complete harmony with its natural surroundings and embraces the tradition and geography of the area while incorporating stylish and sophisticated accommodation, world class service and sumptuous pan-African cuisine.
There's something for everyone when it comes to activities at Royal Chundu. Whether you're looking for something adventurous or for a more gentle pursuit, the lodge will help you make the most of your time here on the Zambezi. Relax in comfort at the lodge, be pampered with treatments at the Spa, experience the local culture on a village tour, canoe down the Zambezi, see the lunar rainbow at full moon or enjoy a tiger fishing expedition.
A number of activities are available at Royal Chundu itself while several, such as bungee jumping and white water rafting, are available off site. The lodge also offers excursions to the surrounding areas including a day trip to Victoria Falls or a visit to Chobe National Park. Everything can be arranged bespoke to suit you.
The accommodation offered here is in 14 beautiful suites and villas. Of these, 10 spacious suites are situated on the banks of the Zambezi at River Lodge, and 4 magnificent villas are situated at the exclusive Island Lodge, on the private Katambora island, 4 kilometres upstream from River Lodge. The suites and villas are all 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 Royal Chundu Spa is located at River Lodge, but most guests prefer to have their treatments in their own suite, on the deck overlooking the Zambezi River.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; tea/coffee; all drinks (excluding premium brands); return transfer from Livingstone
International Airport; daily sundowner river cruise; internal activities (cruises, birding safaris, fishing, canoeing, Victoria Falls Tour, cultural tour, extra meals, transfers); and a statutory 10% service charge are included.
No children unless the Island is booked exclusively.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Royal Chundu can be included in you own dream holiday.
Unspoilt African Beauty
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Destination: Zambia, Namibia and Botswana.
On this 8 night exclusive holiday, you will stay along a totally unspoiled expanse of the Zambezi River and visit the mighty Victoria Falls, then stay in a floating palace for 2 nights on the Chobe River, before ending with a 4 night stay at one of the Delta's most acclaimed lodges, overlooking the floodplains on Chief's Island in the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve.
This is a 8 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zambia, Chobe River and Okavango Delta.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
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General Information For Guests
The River Lodge Suites each have a double shower, air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, mini bar, in-room safe, hairdryer, king-size bed and a generous deck with excellent views of the surroundings.
The Island Lodge Villas have spectacular decks, large open-air baths, glass-walled double showers as well as air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito nets, in-room safe, hairdryer and king-size extra-length beds.
The main area at River Lodge consists of the outdoor boma, campfire, rim flow swimming pool, TV room, library, wine cellar, gift boutique and a lounge and bar area. There is a helicopter pad.
Island Lodge consists of an open plan dining area, lounge, fireplace, viewing deck, and a rim flow swimming pool.
Activities that are available include sunset cruises, fishing, canoeing, village walks, garden tours, a tour of Victoria Falls, walks on Katombora Island and bird watching.
The Royal Chundu Spa offers a range of treatments and massages (additional cost).
Complimentary Wi-Fi and cell/mobile phone reception is available.
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