Royal Chundu is a family owned and run property that comprises of two luxurious lodges on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. River Lodge is the larger of the two Lodges, while Island Lodge is the more exclusive.
Both lodges overlook a private stretch of the Zambezi. Let the sights and sounds of Africa transfix you as you rejuvenate mind, body and spirit in this timeless place where you will wander in the backyard of David Livingstone and discover the true spirit of Africa. Royal Chundu is the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia.
Island Lodge is the more private and exclusive of the two lodges at Royal Chundu. Located on Katambora private island, the lodge is surrounded by gentle river channels and dotted with Baobabs and two thousand year old Jackelberry trees. There are four magnificent suites on the Island . Each suite has a spectacular deck, a large open-air bath, a glass-walled double shower as well as air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito net and a king-size, extra-length bed. There is an intimate boma area for outdoor evening meals, two lounges, a dining room, private dining decks, an infinity pool as well as complimentary WIFI.
Wining and dining at Royal Chundu is an integral part of your experience. Meandering teak walkways lead to the main lodge, where traditional pan-African and international cuisine is freshly prepared by the executive chef.
Royal Chundu has facilities to cater for most events. Tie the knot in a variety of romantic settings or come spend your honeymoon here in luxury under the African stars.
A range of Safaris day trips are available from Royal Chundu that explore the amazing wildlife of the nearby Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana.
The Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and cape Buffalo. On any one game drive you may see; waterbuck, lechwe, puku, giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal.
Bird watching safari trips are available from Royal Chundu. Choose from a morning (sunrise), afternoon (sunset), night time or full day birding safari, all tailored to individual requirements. The full day safari includes a guided vehicle. There are over 400 bird species in the area.
Day 1: Arrival at Livingstone airport 12:30 and meet Royal Chundu guide/driver, transfer from LVI airport to Royal Chundu, orientation with the check-in, lunch on the lodge deck overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, relaxation & leisure time, evening complimentary sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, silver service dinner at the lodge.
Day 2: Breakfast at the lodge deck overlooking the Zambezi River, signing of the passport form for the border crossing, road transfer for 15 mins drive to Chobe for transfer $35 pp, private full day Chobe game drive with lunch, carry your passport for the border crossing $165 pp, road transfer to Royal Chundu, relaxation & leisure time, silver service dinner at the lodge.
Day 3: Breakfast at the lodge deck overlooking the Zambezi River, road transfer to Livingstone for the activities, shuttle cost is $100, 15 mins Helicopter Flip over Victoria Falls for $175 pp, free guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, Curio Markets near the Victoria Falls area, transfer to Livingstone Island, suggesting lunch visit to Livingstone Island inclusive of the wines / beers by the edge of the Victoria Falls $145 pp, (please carry swimming gear for the Rock Pool on the Island), suggesting visit to the Elephants experience and Elephant Back Safari Ride $165 or Lions & Cheetah Encounter $170 pp, transfer back to the Lodge, silver service dinner at the Lodge.
Day 4: Early morning tiger fishing trip (for anglers not having their own tackle, $10 tackle hire pp), breakfast back at the Lodge deck overlooking the Zambezi River, then continuation of fishing trip, Royal Chundu signature canoeing with stop over on the Islands for lunch $30 pp, leisure time and relaxation / swimming, complimentary Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, silver service dinner at the Lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast followed by a full day’s tiger fishing from Mambova on the Upper Zambezi with lunch at the Island Lodge, silver service dinner at the Lodge.
Day 6: Early morning tiger fishing (for anglers not having their own tackle, $10 tackle hire pp), breakfast back at the Lodge deck overlooking the Zambezi River, then continuation of fishing trip, suggest a lunch cruise on the Zambezi, visit the authentic Mushekwa Village guided tour for $25 pp. leisure time and relaxation/swimming/massage, silver service dinner at the Lodge.
Day 7: Departure day – birding and island walk around the 23 baobab trees, Breakfast at the Lodge Deck overlooking the Zambezi River, packing and check out at 9.30, transfer to airport for your flight back.
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