Soulful River Retreat

Rest, reflect, reconnect and replenish the body, mind, and soul with Royal Chundu

A Celebration of Mindful Living


The roar of the river is the perfect backdrop against which to reconnect with the universe and find stillness within.

Our Soulful River Retreat is designed for guests in need of fresh air, tranquility and personalised attention in a rejuvenating environment away from the stresses of modern life.

Our retreats are unique to Royal Chundu, harnessing the power and influence of the Zambezi and using it as a guide and essential life force to replenish the soul.

This retreat engages in revitalising pastimes such as yoga, meditation, nature walks, massages and nourishing meals. It allows for soulful contemplation, relaxation, and community interaction with the local village alongside Royal Chundu.

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  • Healthy, wholesome food to nourish and cleanse the body
  • Gentle, guided meditations, soulful group discussions and workshop sessions
  • Daily yoga on the deck overlooking the river
  • Mindful walks surrounded by, and at one with, nature
  • Campfire dinner to the rhythmic beat of African drums
  • Sunset cruises and canoe trips along the Zambezi
  • Connections with the local community
  • Tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Return airport transfers from Livingstone International Airport
  • VAT and Service Tax


  • Additional individual treatments such spa and massage treatments.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements.
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.
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Day 1

Arrive at Livingstone International Airport and transfer to the lodge
14h00 – Welcome lunch & orientation
17h00 – Sunset Cruise
19h00 – Dinner overlooking the river

Dining at River Lodge

Day 2

05h30 – Yoga at sunrise
07h00 – Mindful island walk passing baobabs and 1000-year-old Jackalberry trees
09h00 – Breakfast at River Lodge
10h15 – Soulful Workshop Session
13h30 – Lunch
14h30 – Individual treatments
18h00 – Cargo Canoe Release
19h00 – Dinner

Enjoy spa treatments on your private deck

Day 3

05h30 – Yoga at sunrise
07h00 – Canoe trip with breakfast picnic 
10h15 – Soulful Workshop Session
13h30 – Lunch
14h30 – Individual treatments
17h45 – Sunset cruise
19h00 – Dinner

Sunset over the Zambezi River

Day 4

05h30 – Yoga at sunrise
07h00 – Village interaction
09h00 – Breakfast at River Lodge.
10h15 – Soulful Workshop Session
13h30 – Lunch
14h30 – Individual treatments
17h45 – Sunset cruise
19h00 – Boma dinner with Makishi dancers and Zambian drums

A special dining experience at Royal Chundu's Chief's Boma

Day 5

05h30 – Yoga at sunrise

7h00 – Breakfast at River Lodge

08h30 – Depart for Victoria Falls en route to airport

11h00 – Departure flight

Devil's Pool, on the edge of the Victoria Falls

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