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Hero Image Bedroom Deck Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Hero Image Bedroom Deck Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls

Royal Chundu

Check in to the prestigious Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, the only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, which is situated on an island in the Zambezi. Check in to the prestigious Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, the only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, which is situated on an island in the Zambezi.
Check in to the prestigious Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, the only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, which is situated on an island in the Zambezi. Check in to the prestigious Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, the only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, which is situated on an island in the Zambezi.
Sunrise Over The Deck Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
After a heart-pounding experience at Victoria Falls, the perfect solution is to retreat to your private island at Royal Chundu Private Island Lodge, admiring the marvelous natural habitats in the quiet comfort of the wild.
Bedroom Interior Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Outdoor Bathtub Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Bar Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
There are four magnificent villas at Royal Chundu Island Lodge, an intimate boma area for outdoor evening meals, two lounges, a dining room, and an infinity pool.

Cobalt blues and natural browns form the colour palette for the lodge and villas. You can absorb the pulse of the Zambezi River from private decks and spacious rooms, surrounded by the island's unique baobabs and two 2,000-year-old jackalberry trees.
Royal Chundu embodies the quality and character of the Relais & Châteaux group, with a particular commitment to service. It’s a tranquil, luxurious, and very exclusive getaway, the perfect base for visiting Victoria Falls.

Activities available from Royal Chundu include guided tours to the impressive Victoria Falls, guided birding walks, and an island picnic lunch. You can also take sunset river cruises or dugout canoe trips around the island with your own private guide. Cultural village tours are also offered, giving you the opportunity to discover a truly genuine African village, unchanged for centuries.
Boma Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Swimming Pool Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Fishing Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Livingstone Island Tour Royal Chundu River Lodge Victoria Falls
Positive Impact

We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.

Conservation
Conservation
Royal Chundu work only with suppliers who promote and support local conservation efforts. In addition to this, they ensure sustainable fishing measures are adhered to by purchasing fish, fresh from the Zambezi River, from local fishermen who often come to the banks of the river in their mokoros to show off the mornings catch.
Environment
Environment
All food is sourced locally and is often home grown, either in the lodge’s own herb and vegetable garden, or from their chicken coop. They also support a seed project that provides seeds to local villages and once ready to harvest, Royal Chundu purchase the goods back at market price to use in their kitchen.
Community
Community
Royal Chundu operate The Royal Chundu Foundation School, initially founded primarily for the children of their staff. Since its creation, children from neighbouring villages have joined, taking the number of school children from 10 to 50. Royal Chundu offer guests the opportunity to ‘Buy a Brick’ to help with their plans to expand the school facilities and they aim to be able to educate 500 children.
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