Soulful River Retreat

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

A Celebration of Mindful Living

How does a yoga retreat on the mighty Zambezi river sound?

Cost: TBC 
Where:  Royal Chundu  on the Zambezi in Zambia

What: 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, and massages. It allows for soulful contemplation, relaxation, and community interaction with the village alongside Royal Chundu.

To begin your retreat today or learn more:


We have partnered with  Icon Expeditions New Frontiers  and  Triumph Travel  should you require assistance with booking flights and other travel arrangements. Take a look at the  Icon Royal Chundu Soulful River Retreat 2016 (2.4 MB)  itinerary for more information.

Below is a brief idea of our plan for the retreat but we are more than happy to go with the flow and pace of the group to ensure a diverse but restorative experience for all.

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  • Healthy, wholesome food to nourish and cleanse the body
  • Gentle, guided meditations, stimulating group discussions (on aura protection, chakras, and the like) and soulful 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
  • River sunset cruises and canoe trips along the Zambezi
  • Village interactions 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 as medieval astrology charts, specialised kinesiology, reiki, access consciousness, spa treatments, kundalini numerology, 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 - Thursday

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 - Friday

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 - Saturday

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 - Sunday

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 - Monday

05h30 – Yoga at sunrise

07h00 – 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

Tailor-Made Tours featuring Royal Chundu

Let us help you plan your African itinerary. Enquire now or call us directly:  +27 21 469 2652

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