About Royal Chundu

Royal Chundu is a family owned and run property that comprises two luxurious lodges on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. River Lodge is the larger of the two Lodges, while Island Lodge is the more exclusive.

Both lodges overlook a private stretch of the Zambezi. Let the sights and sounds of Africa transfix you as you rejuvenate mind, body and spirit in this timeless place where you will wander in the backyard of David Livingstone and discover the true spirit of Africa. Royal Chundu is the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia.

About Us

Our Surroundings

Royal Chundu is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Situated on a 15km stretch of private waterway, protected by two sets of rapids, means the only boats you’ll see belong to Royal Chundu or local mokoro fishermen.

Need To Know

To better prepare you for your trip to Royal Chundu on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, we’ve compiled a list of need-to-know information and advice, from the administrative issues of money and paperwork to the important qualms of what to pack for a more convenient stay.

Guest Feedback

Read our guests’ testimonials, direct from the Trip Advisor website for genuine, honest reviews from fellow travellers. We’re proud of our reviews and hope you will enjoy Royal Chundu as much of some of our previous guests.

The Art of Dining

Wining and dining at Royal Chundu is an integral part of your experience with us. Meandering teak walkways lead to the main lodge, where traditional pan-African and international cuisine is freshly prepared by our executive chef.


Royal Chundu has facilities to cater for your upcoming event. Tie the knot in our variety of romantic settings or come spend your honeymoon here in luxury under the African stars. We also host conference events for up to 28 people.

Children’s Club

Royal Chundu offers a child-friendly getaway where families can relax and play together. Children of all ages are welcome and specifically catered for in our unique Children’s Club with a scheduled daily programme.

Getting There

Royal Chundu is located 60 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls and 50 kilometres from Livingstone International Airport in Zambia. You can also reach us by road via Kazungula, Livingstone or Victoria Falls.

Relais & Châteaux

Established in France more than 50 years ago, Relais & Châteaux has become a renowned reference of excellence in the hotel and restaurant world. Royal Chundu is proud to be Zambia’s first Relais & Châteaux member.

  • Island Lodge

    Island Lodge
    With only four magnificent villas, Island Lodge is a private and exclusive retreat in the middle of the Zambezi River.
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  • River Lodge

    River Lodge
    River Lodge is the larger of the two luxury lodges at Royal Chundu with 10 superb riverfront suites.
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