Royal Chundu Island Lodge

Royal Chundu Safari Lodge for Elite Travellers to Zambia

A regal safari lodge with a noble outlook and majestic qualities, Royal Chundu luxury safari lodge is ideally placed on the mighty Zambezi River above the scintillating Victoria Falls World Heritage Site in Zambia. This is the first ever inspiring Relais and Chateaux property in Zambia and includes an island escape in the middle of the Zambezi, promising exclusive tranquillity in a wild setting. Expect top-of-the-range style and five-star service at this Victoria Falls property and listen to the roar of the waterfall as you awaken to see the splendid sunrise. 

River Lodge and Island Lodge boast mind-blowing vistas of the Zambezi River, the white sprays of the falls in the distance.  River Lodge forms the attractive centre for the 10 lavish suites sprawled neatly under shady trees along the river bank. They offer guests a beautiful perspective into Zimbabwe’s Matetsi Reserve across the waters. Island Lodge features just 4 opulent and large villas on Katombora Island surrounded by river rapids and inspiring wilderness outlooks, shaded by giant Baobab and Jackalberry trees. Fantastic Zambian accommodation offering the best of many worlds!

So choose the island villas for privacy and luxury as the beat of the river surrounds you, or choose peace along the river banks in the chalets with their bushveld and waterfall views. Royal Chundu Safari Lodge has been created for princes and princesses (you!) and promises grand amenities with private decks stretch out over the river at both lodges – picture glass walled showers and air-conditioning in the main lodge suites where guests can enjoy the main area swimming pool, restaurant, library with internet, boma, TV lounge and curio shop. Or see yourself chilling out in a villa promising a lounge, plunge pool, alfresco bath, boma and a private viewing deck, hidden in the indigenous trees of the Katambora Forest with absolutely dreamy views of the river.

Enjoy glorious sundowners beside the fire in the traditional boma or move to the dining room for an intimate dinner with candles and an African ambience. Royal Chundu is only 30 minutes drive from Vic Falls creating the option of a day of adventure and exploration where you can attempt bungee jumping, white water rafting, hikes in the rainforests, game drives and helicopter flips over the Falls. Back at the River Lodge or Island Lodge, you then indulge in nature’s peace and perfection. Request pampering spa treatments in the privacy of your own room.



The magnificent Royal Chundu Safari Lodge offers two kinds of accommodation for visitors who love the African wilderness and also want to explore the magic of the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site. This perfectly placed Zambia hotel has created a haven in the indigenous Katambora Forest for 10 lavish suites with breath-taking views over the river and into the neighbouring Matetsi Reserve of Zimbabwe. 

Imagine sitting on your personal deck over the Zambezi, enjoying the glass-walled shower and air-conditioning, then wandering through the trees to the main lodge to plunge into the dazzling swimming pool, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch up in the library with internet, enjoy dinners around the boma fire, watch TV in the lounge and pop into the curio shop.

This is Zambia’s only Relais & Chateaux property, and the Island Lodge is a heavenly spot cleverly designed in the centre of the Zambezi where only 4 exclusive villas feature exquisite décor, outdoor bath tubs on private decks and in-room massages. Feel as if you are on your own private island as you dine on organic produce straight from the lodge’s healthy gardens as the sound of the Falls in the distance lulls you to sleep.

Design your own day from sunrise to sunset with some tranquillity on the deck, game viewing in nearby game reserves, bush walks and birding, then add a bit of zest with bungee jumping from the Vic Falls bridge, white water rafting below the Falls, and fishing or boat cruising above the Falls. Royal Chundu Safari Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the very best wildlife in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. 

Honeymoon couples should grab this romantic opportunity with two hands and book their dream island villa then add on a safari to the magical Lower Zambezi National Park or a foray into the Lake Kariba region to find black rhinos. Voyage2Africa customises safari tours into Botswana to discover Chobe National Park and the mind-blowing scenery of the Okavango Delta from here!

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  • Full-day game drive and boat cruise
  • Authentic village tour
  • Canoeing trips – Birding safari
  • Day trips to the Chobe National Park (See the Big 5)
  • Fishing trips
  •  Lunch/dinner cruise
  • Picnic lunch/sundowner picnic
  • Island/bush braai (barbeque)
  • Mountain biking
  • Bush hike
  • Katambora Island Walks
  • Live traditional entertainment, dancing, storytelling and more


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft and house alcoholic drinks (excl premium brands)
  • Return road transfers from Livingstone International Airport
  • Daily sunset experience
  • Statutory 10% service charge
  • Statutory 16% VAT

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  • Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa experience
  • Library
  • Internet and office facilities
  • Activities desk
  • Curio shop
  • Laundry service
  • Infinity swimming pool (on the mainland)
  • Infinity plunge pool (on the island)
  • Local clinic


  • River Lodge is thatched and decorated with natural ethnic furnishings to enhance the outdoor environment where vast decks sit right on the Zambezi
  • Enjoy the boma fireside chats for dinners and sip a cocktail in the warm bar. Children will love the swimming pool and beautiful gardens!
  • Island Lodge villas feature a deep blue décor to match the river and skies, with plush couches and private deck bathtubs. Sip champagne as the sun sinks.
  • It’s the best honeymoon getaway around, featuring excellent foods, tons of privacy and a delightful plunge pool too.

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