For us, cuisine is another delicious way to share an authentic experience of Zambia with our guests. Through our dishes prepared by our team of chefs at the lodge, we share a taste of Zambia that tells stories of the land and the people. Our people.
All of our fresh supplies are sourced from our own vegetable gardens or farms neighbouring Royal Chundu, not only to minimise our carbon footprint, but to provide income for our local community and ensure authenticity through freshness and taste. Our freshly-caught fish, namely bream, are bought from local fishermen while our own free-range chickens provide our eggs. All water at Royal Chundu is recycled and purified on the premises and all biodegradable waste is disposed of sustainably via our wormery, which feeds our vegetable garden.
Sit Down to Something Delicious
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 chefs, including a 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-flames and includes many local delicacies, while Zambian drumming and Makishi dancers, the masked dancers of Zambia, provide 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 table set with silver on a Persian rug on the riverbank.
There are full bar facilities on the mainland and on the island for you to enjoy your favourite tipple at.
Take a look at a few updates to our menus in our blog, The Joy of Cooking with Others ~ A Zambezi Collaboration. You'll find even