Royal Chundu has a peaceful riverside location, set on a private stretch of the Zambezi River protected by two sets of rapids. Lying an hour’s drive (65km) upstream of Victoria Falls, this luxurious lodge is perfect for travellers who want to experience the buzz of the falls but prefer to stay in quiet seclusion – awaking to the sound of hippo in the river and birds twittering in the towering forest.
There are two lodges to choose from: Royal Chundu River Lodge has 10 thatched riverfront villas, while a 10-minute boat ride away lies the even more remote and excusive Island Lodge with its four magnificent villas tucked away on a private island surrounded by river channels dotted with baobabs and two-thousand-year-old jackalberry trees.
Staying at either of these two lodges you’ll be treated to all the elements of a true Relais & Chateaux experience: stylish accommodation, exceptional service, world-class cuisine and wonderful attention to detail with luxurious little extras including a hot bubble bath awaiting you in the evening and tea or coffee (just the way you like it) brought to your bedroom nook as a wakeup call.
And while there’s plenty to do in the area – canoeing, sunset cruises, village visits, fishing, day trips to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park – part of the magic of staying at Royal Chundu is simply sitting on your deck enjoying the incredible tranquillity of this section of the Zambezi River. You can even opt for a relaxing massage overlooking the water or in the privacy of your luxurious villa.
After just a few days at Royal Chundu Island or River Lodge you can’t help but feel totally renewed and ready to book your next visit.
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