A sanctum of solitude and untouched beauty

The first and only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, 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. We invite you to retreat to our private stretch of the Zambezi to discover yourself and reunite with loved ones through a different culture and land.

We are proud to hold the title of Zambia’s Leading Safari Lodge for several years running, as voted in the World Travel Awards. A title that speaks to the excellence we aspire to in our gastronomy, accommodation, hospitality and experiences.

Just upstream from the Victoria Falls, beside the Zambezi, sit our two lodges, River Lodge and Island LodgeRiver 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. Island Lodge’s four villas lie four kilometres upstream from the main lodge, on the remote Katombora Island. 

Take a look at our lodge rates for 2015 and 2016.

Lodge Layout


To incorporate Royal Chundu into a personalised luxury African itinerary, take a look at our recommended tours and contact us to start planning.

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