Because Royal Chundu is on a private waterway, it ensures that the only boats the guests will see on this stretch will either belong to Royal Chundu or local mokoro fishermen. The river supports large populations of wildlife, allowing guests to see animals such as hippo, crocodile, elephant, zebra, and giraffe right from the lodge’s viewing decks and even from their rooms.
The Royal Chundu is the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. This property features 2 separate lodges: The River Lodge, and the Island Lodge. Both lodges are situated on the private waterway, offering guests seclusion, privacy and exceptional views.
River Lodges Suites
River Lodge Public Areas
The River lodge public areas center around Infinity pool overlooking the Zambezi and Zimbabwe on the other river bank. A boma hosts dinners in candlelight, which to the backdrop of the sounds that come alive at sunset and the sound of the slowly moving river, make for a relaxed and peaceful stay.
A business center, conference facilities, and wifi are all available should you need to get access to the outside world.
Island Lodge Suites
Island Lodge Public Areas:
Island lodge has the best infinity pool of the two lodges. Since there are only 4 lodges on the island, it makes the stay here more exclusive and private. The island also has two lounges, a boma for dinners, and private dining decks should you seek complete privacy.
One of the distinct advantages of staying on the Zambian side of the falls is that lodges are located on the Zambezi river, meaning more activity options. If you are active and would rather spend the day doing something, Royal Chundu is a good place to consider.
Activities include the following:
- Victoria falls tour
- Livingston Island trip (only available on Zambian side)
- Swimming in Devil’s Pool (only availble on Zambian side)
- Sunset and sunrise cruises
- Bird watching
- Village tour
- Bush walks and hikes
- Helicopter flights
- Microlight trips
- Elephant back safari
- Crocodile and snake park
- River safaris on a jet boat
- White river rafting
- Quad biking
- Horse riding
- Bungee jumping