A luxurious sanctuary on the banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls, Royal Chundu is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an exhilarating Africa safari vacation. The only Relais and Chateaux property in Zambia, it combines absolute luxury and excellent service with genuine involvement with the local community. Enjoy sunset cruises, canoeing and fishing, take a birding safari, or book any number of safari and Victoria Falls activities, but allow time just to relax beside the beauty of the river, linger over a bush picnic and absorb the romance of the mighty Zambezi.
River Lodge is the main hub of Royal Chundu with ten gorgeous thatched suites spaced along the river-front, raised up on stilts with private decks over the water and reeds.
Beautifully furnished in elegant old world style, each suite is air-conditioned with king size beds draped in mosquito nets and has big glass doors opening on to the deck with beautiful views across the river, so you can listen to the hippos and fish eagles as you relax in comfort. Island Lodge is a short boat trip away, completely secluded on a private river island with just four even more exclusive and spacious villas that are ideal for the most romantic hideaway imaginable. Lie back in a bubble bath in the huge oval tub on the private deck and soak in the sunset with a glass of champagne.
Both lodges have their own infinity pools and beautiful bomas for outdoor dining under the stars, as well as dining rooms, comfortable lounges and library. Ingredients are sourced locally, the lodge supplying local villagers with seeds to grow fresh produce, and fresh fish caught by local fisherman. Both local Zambian delicacies and excellent international fare are on the menu which can be tailored to your dietary requirements. Choose activities to suit your pace: go slow with a massage, a village walking tour and a sunset cruise, or take a game drive in the Chobe National Park, a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and canoe the rapids for an enthralling and authentic luxury African experience.