River Lodge is the main hub at Royal Chundu and the larger of the two lodges. There are 10 magnificent and spacious river-front suites, each of which is thatched and opens on to private decks with uninterrupted river views. Each suite has a double shower and a king-size bed.
Absorb the pulse of the river from private decks and spacious rooms, surrounded by the island's unique baobabs and two thousand year old Jackalberry trees. There are four magnificent villas at Island Lodge.
Just upstream from the Victoria Falls, beside the Zambezi, sit the two lodges, River Lodge and Island Lodge. This luxurious African experience overlooks the unspoiled expanse of the Zambezi River and the Zimbabwean savanna of the Matetsi Private Game Reserve beyond. River Lodge’s 10 villas stretch out on the banks of a 15 kilometre stretch of waterway, a slice of the Zambezi that is exclusive to Royal Chundu and protected by two sets of rapids. The lodge has a beautiful boma for outdoor evening meals and a dining room for intimate indoor occasions.Island Lodge’s four villas lie four kilometres upstream from the main lodge, on the remote Katombora Island. Island Lodge has an intimate boma area for outdoor evening meals, two lounges, a dining room, and an infinity pool. Cobalt blues and natural browns form the colour palette for the lodge and villas.
Activities in the area include: cruises on the Lady Livingstone, a three-decker vessel perfect for viewing hippos and crocodiles; walks with lions in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; Jet Extreme, powering through Zambezi’s rapids in Bakota Gorge.
Helicopter and microlight flights for fantastic experiences over the falls and river channels, horse riding, tours to the falls and picnics on Livingstone Island, game drives, canoeing, white water rafting, tandem kayaking, abseiling, bungi-jumping, elephant encounters, and the Victoria Falls Steam Train with an adventurous voyage across the majestic falls.
Royal Chundu is more than merely a place to rest your head. It is an adventure in itself, a private getaway on the Zambezi imbued with the spirit of Zambia. A spirit both wild and graceful. A spirit that inspires and welcomes. Retreat to a private stretch of the Zambezi to discover yourself and reunite with loved ones through a different culture and land.
Livingstone town, named after David Livingstone, the first European to explore the area, lies close to the Falls and the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. A well-known tourism centre, it exudes charm and a sense of history, a bustling town that lends itself to explorations on foot. From museums to arts and crafts, as well as a selection of exciting activities that range from mild to adrenalin-inducing – like abseiling, white-water rafting and canoeing – Livingstone lives up to its reputation as one of the premier “adventure capitals” of Africa.