Royal Chundu River Lodge


The larger of Royal Chundu’s two lodges, River Lodge scatters 10 suites along the riverfront with wooden decks ensuring intimate and serene views accompanied by uninterrupted privacy. These luxurious suites gaze across the Zambezi River, and peer into neighbouring Zimbabwe’s picturesque landscape.

Thatched roofing and interior furnishings echo the Zambezi hues and accentuate the surrounding natural beauty. An outdoor boma for dinners around the fire as well as a lounge and bar encompass the main area. In close proximity to a helicopter pad, River Lodge is easily accessed and welcomes children.

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Royal Chundu River 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.


Royal Chundu River Lodge has 10 Suites. All 10 detached suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 2 children per suite. Suite features include:

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

River Chalet Bathroom Room Interior Room Deck View from the Suites

Communal large pool
In room spa treatments
Bar and wine cellar
Lounge and Dining Room
TV Room
Riverside Dinner Boma

Gin bar Picnic Bar Boma River Deck Dining Swimming Pool Spa Lounge

Inclusive in the rate are:

Daily sundowner river cruises
Boat cruises
Birding safaris
Walking tour of the Victoria Falls
Cultural Tours

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

Sunset Mokoro Victoria Falls Tour Island Walk Village Tour Sunset Cruise Fishing - Kids Club Helicopter Flight of the Angels Microlight

Royal Chundu River Lodge accepts children of all ages.
Each Suite can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children
Children are given their own adventure pack on arrival and have the choice of lots of children friendly activities to choose from:

Sunset cruise; fishing tag and release from deck, canoe or boat
Cosmic safari (astronomy)
Insect and butterfly capture and release; birding and frog safaris
Leaf and flower pressing
Village life lessons and Chundu chefs’ cooking lessons
Guide quiz, certification and prize-giving

Lodge facilities for children: rim flow pool; lounge with television, DVD’s, wildlife shows and Wii games; board games and puzzles and a selection of entertaining and educational children’s books; and life jackets for water activities

Children's Club Culture Children's Club Adventure pack Children's Club Walk Children's Club Insects

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.

Wonderful staff Village Walk School School

Power Source is Mains Electricity with a back-up generator
There is WiFi Access and network coverage at the lodge

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