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      Royal Chundu Lodge

      Your Private Piece of the Zambezi

      Tucked within the privacy of Katombora Island and protected by the Katombora rapids, Royal Chundu Island Lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway. Here you can absorb the pulse of the river on private decks and spacious rooms whose glass doors and windows fully fold back to absorb the spirit of the river and the cacophony of birdlife. Water in abundance brings life and spectacular color to the parched savannah interior, creating a piece of paradise for the region’s wildlife. Royal Chundu is the place where the spirit of Africa can be experienced and savored. Rhodesian teak hardwood suites complemented by thatched roofs create a lodge that sits in perfect harmony with its pristine natural riverine surroundings. The plant and birdlife is carefully preserved by matching elevated teak walkways that connect the suites with the main areas and infinity edge swimming pool. The main lodge features an open plan dining area overlooking the deck, pool and river, a lounge area, a fireplace and a swimming pool. The four detached suites can sleep a maximum of two adults sharing with two children per suite and can be configured with 4 twin or 2 king beds with mosquito nets. All suites feature air conditioning, hairdryer, electronic safe, fitted international adaptors, en-suite bathroom with twin showers, outdoor bath, private mini bar, ceiling fan and a private deck. Included activities are sunset river cruises, fishing, canoeing, birding safaris + bush walk, cultural tours and Victoria Falls guided tour. Activities may be pre-booked or decided on a daily basis. The close proximity to Livingstone also allows the opportunity for many other activities, including bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, helicopter rides and viewing Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side.

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      Availability & Pricing

      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $662 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Zambia
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 28 beds
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge, Private Concession
      • Included: Full Board Basis: accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee return transfer from Livingstone International Airport, daily sundowner river cruise, service chargeFull Board Basis + house drinks and activities: accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee, drinks (excluding premium brands), return transfer from Livingstone International Airport, daily sundowner river cruise. Internal activities: cruises, birding safaris, fishing, canoeing, Victoria Falls Walking Tour, cultural tour, extra meals, transfers, service charge
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        Full Board Basis: bar drinks, internal activities: cruises, birding safaris, fishing, canoeingFull Board Basis + drinks and activities: premium brand drinks.For all guests: Victoria Falls Walking Tour, cultural tour, Guided Tour of the Falls, Livingstone Island Morning Breezer, Royal Livingstone Express Dinner Train, Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi, Elephant Back Safari, Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi, Horseback Riding, Fishing the Zambezi, Helicopter Flight over the Falls, Helicopter Flight over the Falls/Gorge/Game Park, Microlight Flight, David Livingstone Museum, Mukuni Village, Maramba Market, Railway Museum and Tour of Livingstone Town, Mists of Time Private Tour of Victoria Falls, Ebenezer Orphanage Visit, Zambezi River Boat Safari, Half Day Game Drive in Mosi-O-Tunya Park, Whitewater Rafting, Quad Biking, Segway Tour, Golf at Elephant Hills Golf Course In Zimbabwe
      • Special

        Stay 3, Pay 2

        Available

        01 Nov 14 - 14 Dec 14

        Stay for three nights and pay for just two! read more

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Canoeing Safari on the Upper Zambezi - Half Day

        The Peaceful Safari

        Probably the best way to appreciate the beauty, peace and wildlife of the Zambezi River above the falls is to paddle slowly downstream in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa. Watch the pied kingfisher hover and dive, listen to the haunting call of the fish eagle and the grunts of the hippo, see elephant, buffalo, and other...show more

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        Cultural Connection

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        David Livingstone Museum

        One of the World's Great Explorers

        The David Livingstone Museum houses the most comprehensive memorabilia of the explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone. A guided tour offers an interesting sight into the life and work of one of the world’s great explorers. There are also very interesting displays on the Stone Age people who first lived in this area and an African...show more

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        Ebenezer Orphanage Visit

        Safaris Provide Local Benefits

        Ebenezer Childcare Trust currently provides services to over 200 orphan and vulnerable children in Livingstone. Many of the children are victims of HIV/AIDS and are living with older grandmothers or very poor relatives, who are living below the poverty level and cannot find means to send them to school. Ebenezer Trust School has opened its...show more

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        Elephant Riding/Interaction

        Make Some Big Friends

        Elephants which are habituated to humans can be incredibly gentle giants. Getting to know them up close can be a very moving connection with one of Africa's iconic animals.

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        Fishing the Zambezi

        Tigerfish, Tilapia and Catfish... Oh My.

        You will be met at hotel reception for a Fish excursion on the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls. This picturesque river is home to the legendary tigerfish as well as many other species of tilapia and varieties of catfish. Fishing is best during the summer months. If you are a fly fisherman please bring your own rod and flies. Includes...show more

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        Guided Tour of the Falls, Zambia

        The Best of Victoria Falls

        To discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them it is well worth taking a guided tour. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts center. This tour is conducted from the Zambian side of the Zambezi River and last for approximately one hour 30 minutes. A...show more

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        Helicopter Flight over Falls

        Victoria Falls is such an immense phenomenon that there's no way to take it all in except by air.

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        Horseback Riding

        An Unparalleled Riding Experience

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Livingstone Island Morning Breezer

        An Up-Close Visit with Victoria Falls

        You will be picked up at the jetty adjacent to the Royal Livingstone River Deck by an aluminum 12 seat launch with twin water jet propelled engines for a five minute ride to the island. Dr. David Livingstone was paddled in a dug -out canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which...show more

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        Microlight Flight

        A Unique Way to See the Falls

        To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with Hippos and Crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, Elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the...show more

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        Mists of Time Tour

        A Fascinating Guided Tour of Livingstone History

        This is a half day African Heritage Private Tour that focuses on Africa’s Historical and Cultural legacy. You will be met by raconteur Russell Gammon, a specialist guide with 20 years of experience. Russell’s family has been living in Africa since 1870 and he is a specialist in the field of African Heritage as well as being a master...show more

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Railway Museum and Tour of Livingstone Town

        The Fascinating History of African Exploration

        Livingstone was an important town in southern Africa during the first days of European settlement and the beginnings of Colonial rule. It is well worth spending a couple of hours touring this historic town with a guide and learning about its past and the colorful people who created it. For many years Livingstone was the Railway Capital of a...show more

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        Royal Livingstone Express Dinner Train

        A Journey Through Time and Nature

        The Royal Livingstone Express offers the classic “time travel” back into history utilizing beautiful classic steam locomotives and carriages lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail. The Dinner Trip will incorporate a classic steam expedition with fine dining. You will make the adventure of 15 kilometres of newly refurbished...show more

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        Sundowner

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        Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi

        A Relaxing Afternoon on the River

        The African Queen meanders slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park looking for game on the way. A number of animals and a host of bird species can be viewed from comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks. Food and drink is included in the price and served throughout the cruise by professional, friendly waiters making...show more

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        Zambezi River Boat Safari

        Thrills on the River

        You will be picked up at the Day Activity Centre or at your hotel and transferred by road to the launch site to board the boat and set off. This is a unique wildlife safari through the channels and rapids between the islands littering the wide part of the river just before the Falls. Elephant, hippo and wonderful birds are the main...show more

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