Part of the love affair we have with travel is the discovery of the unknown. The new. We hunger after that first taste, touch and glimpse. Like witnessing the Victoria Falls for the first time, or savouring a dish so intriguing in its novelty that dining takes on a life of its own. We aspire to serve dishes that you won’t find anywhere else, dishes with a distinctly Zambian flavour – from our poached seasonal cumquats and watermelon feta salad, to berry-smoked quail. Savour the region through dishes created by our chefs, who not only use ingredients from the land around us, but who hail from the region themselves.
All of our fresh supplies come from a 3 km radius of the lodge to minimise our carbon footprint, provide income for our local community and farmers and ensure freshness and taste. We purchase fresh fish, namely bream, from local fishermen, and have our own free range chickens and eggs. All water is recycled and purified on the premises and we recycle all biodegradable waste via our wormery, which feeds our vegetable garden.
Wining & Dining
Dining at Royal Chundu is an integral part of your experience with us. Meandering teak walkways lead to the main lodge, where pan-African and international cuisine is prepared by our Executive Chef, including a six-course traditional tasting menu, where every dish is paired with one of South Africa’s celebrated wines. Both our lodges have indoor dining areas and viewing decks for outdoor meals beside the Zambezi.
Enjoy a traditional Zambian evening dining outside in Chief’s Boma, our lodge barbeque area. Dinner is cooked on open-?ames and includes many local delicacies, while Zambian drumming and Makishi dancers, the masked dancers of Zambia, provides the entertainment.
Delight in the privacy of your own suite with in-room dining. Weather permitting, experience lunch or dinner on a private boat cruise or on a picnic, complete with a silver set table and Persian rug on the riverbank.
There are fully serviced bar facilities on the mainland and on the island for you to take your favourite tipple at.