Royal Chundu Island Lodge


Be transferred by boat to Katombora Island, wrapped in the watery embrace of the Zambezi. With only four spacious villas on the island, Royal Chundu’s Island Lodge illuminate’s tranquillity, exclusivity and privacy.

The well-appointed suites, splashed with cobalt blue and earthy palettes, open up onto private decks overlooking the river rapids. Refresh in the infinity pool and in the evenings relax in a riverfront bathtub - the perfect romantic getaway.

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Royal Chundu Island Lodge

Set some 30 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls and 50 kilometres from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (formerly Livingstone International Airport), the closest airport. A lodge representative meets all guests at the airport then transfers them in a private, air-conditioned minibus to River Lodge, transfer time of approximately one hour. Helicopter flights can also be organised. Access to Island Lodge is by a short boat trip (5 – 10 minutes).


All 4 detached suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing per suite, including the following features:

Twin / King bedded suites with mosquito nets
En-suite bathroom with twin showers and outdoor bath
Private deck
Air conditioning
Electronic Safe
Fitted international adaptors
Private mini-bar
Ceiling fan

Bath on the Deck Room Interior Deck Chalet View

Royal Chundu River Lodge has:
Communal plunge pool
Restaurant and Bar
Deck overlooking the Zambezi
In room spa treatments

Island Deck Barman Swimming Pool Picnic Lunch

Inclusive in the rate:
Daily sundowner river cruises
Boat cruises
Birding safaris
Victoria Falls Tours
Cultural Tours

External activities can be pre-booked through People and Places or booked and paid for directly at the lodge


Victoria Falls Village Walk Fishing Hippo Livingstone Island Canoeing Horseback Safaris

Island Lodge only accepts children from 12 years unless the Lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.
Island rooms can accept children and they add extra beds for children sharing with parents.

The lodge is open all year round

At Royal Chundu, the village provides, but it also runs, supports, drives and benefits from the lodge. The lodge is a community-run lodge, one of very few of its kind in Africa. It’s a model that believes can create massive positive change across Africa, and that can help build a stronger, more equal Zambia. Click here for more information.

The lodge is thrilled to announce some big plans for The Royal Chundu Foundation School.
The hope is to offer and create quality education, close to home, to even more people in the local area around.
This will be done by building a new and bigger school to hold more students, and aim to school around 500 kids a year, from early education to 12th grade, with an adult literacy programme, online hospitality programme and a culinary school, linked to the chefs at Royal Chundu. They hope to provide even more students with tablets loaded with the Zambian curriculum, as is done currently.  Students will also be provided with a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. Click here for more information.

Supporting the community Village Shop Village House Community School

Power Source is mains electricity with a back-up generator.
There is WiFi access and network coverage on the Island.

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