Relais & Châteaux

Established in France more than 50 years ago, Relais & Châteaux has become a renowned reference of excellence in the hotel and restaurant world. Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. The Association’s mission is to spread its unique and discerning philosophy across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Royal Chundu is proud to be Zambia’s first Relais & Châteaux member

The story of Relais & Châteaux began in 1941 when two former music hall entertainers, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy purchased “La Cardinale”, an estate in the Rhône Valley. In 1952 the Tilloys began recruiting other hoteliers and restaurant owners that shared the same standards of quality, passion and excellence. In 1954, this group of kindred spirits merged together to create Relais & Châteaux. Initially there were only 8 establishments along the road between Paris and the French Riviera. Today more than 520 members form part of Relais & Châteaux.

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  • Lodges at Royal Chundu

    Lodges at Royal Chundu
    There are two magnificent lodges at Royal Chundu - River Lodge and the exclusive Island Lodge.
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  • About Royal Chundu

    About Royal Chundu
    Two magnificent lodges set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the Victoria Falls.
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