Royal Chundu, Kazungula, Zambia
Upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the powerful Zambezi River, you find paradise on earth The Royal Chundu Resort. It is an adventure in itself, a private getaway on the Zambezi imbued with the spirit of Zambia, a spirit that is both wild and graceful, that inspires and welcomes. Royal Chundu consists of two lodges – River Lodge and Island Lodge. The River Lodge is on the riverbank while the Island Lodge is located on an island, both offering spacious suites with a colonial décor reminiscent of the splendour of the times of the early explorers. Royal Chundu was created in complete harmony with its natural surroundings and embraces the tradition and geography of the area while incorporating stylish and sophisticated accommodation, world class service and sumptuous pan-African cuisine. Royal Chundu indulges the senses and brings your dreams of being intouch with nature to life.
Facilities & Activities:
Royal Chundu offers accommodation with free WiFi. Other facilities at Royal Chundu include an outdoor dining area (known as a boma), a library, business centre, and dining room. The hotel offers a year-round outdoor pool. Enjoy a Swedish massage in the spa or in the privacy of your suite, rejuvenating treatments such as a rooibos and lavender clay wrap or a pressure point foot massage beside the gorgeous infinity pool. The must-see activity is of course a visit to Victoria Falls. You may choose to take a short mokoro (traditional canoe) trip to a local village or go on a guided walk and learn about the traditions. Head out for a half or full-day birding expedition.
Suites & Villas:
Consisting of two separate types of accommodations, Island Lodge and River Lodge, both lie directly on the Zambezi River. The luxurious suites and lounging areas blend colonial elegance and African charm. Island lodge consists of 4 very private suites and The River Lodge, comprised of 10 riverfront suites. The villas are tastefully decorated, reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The romantic villas feature world-class amenities and a stylish interior design that echoes the natural world. Each offering views of the river. The suites have king-sized beds, a study/sitting area, and a large double shower. Sliding french windows the complete length of each suite open on to a large deck complete with a day bed and a large open-air bathtub. And when night falls, sink into your comfortable bed – draped in elegant netting – and let the soothing sounds of the Zambezi lull you to sleep.
Dining at Royal Chundu is an experience worth waiting for. Royal Chundu’s cuisine mirrors the rich heritage of the region and the hospitality of the Zambian people, using truly Zambian ingredients and produce sourced from a 3km radius of the lodge. As far as dining goes, at Royal Chundu cuisine is an integral part of your experience. Traditional African meals, with slight modern flares, makes up a stunning menu comparable only to the Lodge experience it. The daily breakfast offers continental and Full English/Irish options. There is a garden with a barbecue at this hotel.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hozel Address: Plot 9006, 10101 Kazungula, Zambia