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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONLivingstone, Victoria Falls area , Upper Zambezi, ZambiaPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPATreatment Room
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •  15km of private river frontage - lodge situated between two rapids.
  •   Situated between Chobe and Victoria Falls - Benefit of River and Bush.
  •   Relais & Chateaux (2 Luxury Lodge options River and Island).




rates & special offers
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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 January - 31 December 2018 River Lodge $ 310 PER PERSON PER NIGHT SHARING *MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
River Lodge $ 413 PER PERSON PER NIGHT SHARING SPECIAL RATE FOR ADVANCE BOOKINGS
Katombora Island Lodge $ 528 PER PERSON PER NIGHT SHARING SPECIAL RATE FOR ADVANCE BOOKINGS
**Special rates listed above are for SADC Residents only and proof of residency may be requested upon booking** 

*MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
From $ 310 per person per night sharing at River Lodge

From $ 396 per person per night sharing at Katombora Island Lodge
*subject to availability
*long stay special offer - special rate based on a 4 night stay only
*may not be combined with any other packages or special offers



*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Return transfers from Livingstone Airport
• All meals
• Teas & coffees
• Daily sundowner river cruise
• Statutory 10% service charge
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a single supplement of 50% on the per person rate for single accommodation
CHILD POLICY
• Children aged 0 - 3 years will be accommodated free of charge depending on availability of extra single beds and/or cots.
• When sharing with 2 adults, children aged 4 - 11 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
• Children from 12 years and older are considered as adults and will therefore require their own suite.
• Children cannot be accommodated at the Katambora Island Lodge unless booked on an exclusive use basis.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Lodge Activities:
• Private island, Katamboro Island walks and picnics
• Sunset / Sunrise river cruises
• Drive to Munyanya flood plains
• Full moon “lunar rainbow” Victoria Falls trip
• Half day river canoe
• Fishing
• Birding
• Village Tour
• Katamboro Island Walks
• Activities in the area:
• Game drives
• Riverboat cruises
• Canoeing trip allowing for unobtrusive close up game viewing & bird watching along river bank
• Day trips to the Chobe National Park
• Lunch / dinner cruise
• Picnic Lunch / sundowner picnic
• Island / bush braai (barbeque)
• Mountain biking
• Live traditional entertainment, dancing, storytelling & more
• Helicopter flights
• Bungee jumping over Vic Falls
• Whitewater rafting
• Scenic tours of Victoria Falls and surrounding areas
• Elephant back safaris
• Abseil Gorge Swing
• Jet boat extreme
• Microlight
• Horse riding
• Golf at Elephant Hills Hotel

IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to SADC Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request
• VAT of 16% will be levied on Zambian citizens and only international guests booking while in Zambia
• Visas / Passports:
• SADEC passport holders do not need a visa, but require a valid passport to enter Zambia
• All non-SADEC passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia
• THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE & IS THEREFORE THE CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM
• As of 01 June 2017, a Tourism Levy of USD 30 per person for Botswana, is to be paid upon arrival at port of entry. Payment can be made through electronic machines, cash (US Dollars) or debit and credit cards. (USD cash is recommended)



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
15kms of private river frontage, 30kms upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia
 
ACCOMMODATION
10 Luxury River suites 
  4 Luxury Island Villas

ABOUT THE LODGE

Situated between Victoria Falls & Livingstone in Zambia, Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge is a place of absolute solitude and unspoilt beauty where nature is untouched. It is a destination where guests can journey back in time.
 
Spacious suites and lounging areas masterfully blend colonial elegance and African charm offering luxurious thatched accommodation in 14 beautiful villas. Of these, 10 are perched on the banks of the Zambezi, while 4 private suites with their own lounge, dining and pool area are located on Katomboro Island 4 kilometres upstream from the main lodge. Villas are exquisitely decorated reflecting a bygone era of comfort in the wild. The “Out of Africa” is completed by your own private deck facing the magnificent Zambezi River.
 
ABOUT ROYAL CHUNDU RIVER LODGE

Rhodesian teak hardwood suites complemented by thatched roofs create a lodge that sits in perfect harmony with its pristine natural riverene surroundings. The plant and birdlife is carefully preserved by matching elevated teak walkways that connect the suites with main areas and infinity edge swimming pool.

A modern, luxurious African experience; secretly hidden on the banks of Zambezi, surrounded by lush evergreen trees and overlooking the unspoiled expanse of the Zambezi River and the Zimbabwean savanna beyond.
 
Each of the 10 suites is thatched and opens to the expansive river beyond, sharing in the many night sounds permeating from the wilderness area on the opposite river bank.
 
ABOUT KATOMBORA ISLAND LODGE

Rhodesian teak hardwood suites complemented by thatched roofs create a lodge that sits in perfect harmony with its pristine natural riverene surroundings. The plant and birdlife is carefully preserved by matching elevated teak walkways that connect the suites with main areas and infinity edge swimming pool.

Tucked within the privacy of the Katombora Island and protected by the Katombora rapids, this 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. All 4 detached suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 2 children per suite.
 
ABOUT LIVINGSTONE & VICTORIA FALLS

Zambia's tourist capital the historic town of Livingstone has become one of the best traveling destinations in Africa. Most visitors come for Victoria Falls, but the town has attractions of its own - a genteel colonial history combined with a very African ambience. Livingstone is only a short distance from the falls and is not far from the national parks.
 
The large but tidy Livingstone Museum Mosi-oa-Tunya Rd; is the oldest museum in Zambia. Highlights are the Tonga ritual artifacts, life-size model African village, a collection of David Livingstone memorabilia and display of maps dating back to 1690.

Mukuni is a local village of about 7000 Leya people. Tourists can visit the village to find out more about their traditional way of life, while the admission fee helps fund community projects.

The village is 18km (11mi) southwest of Livingstone and only accessible by taxi.

Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 
Columns of spray can be seen from far away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly two kilometers into a deep gorge over 100 meters below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.
 
The highest falls water levels are February through to April. During this period, the spray is heavy, so prepare for a drenching – part of the total Falls experience! Raincoats and umbrellas are available. In the drier months, river levels fall, allowing for an appreciation of the cavernous Batoka Gorge and spectacular photographic opportunities. We advise you to try out the Falls in different seasons.

Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
 
One special vantage point is across the Knife edge bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls bridge and the Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls.
 
Today, Victoria Falls remains as evocative a destination as it did to the hunters, surveyors, explorers and missionaries of the 19th Century.


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME

  • A welcome treasure hunt to help familiarise themselves with their surroundings and the staff.
  • Leaf and flower pressing
  • Frogging safari
  • Butterfly capture and release
  • Fishing tag and release
  • Cosmic safari
  • Insect capture and release
  • Birding
  • Village Life lessons
  • Cooking lessons with the Chundu Chefs
  • Guide Quiz
  • Sunset Cruises*
  • Certification and Prize-giving
 
LODGE FEATURES

Royal Chundu River Lodge Features

  • Upstairs Library with business desk, lounge with TV (selected channels) DVD player
  • Open plan downstairs bar with 2 open air lounges and fire place
  • In and outdoor dining facilities including boma
  • Relaxation retreat
  • Gift boutique
  • Rim flow swimming pool

Katombora Island Lodge Features

  • Open plan dining overlooking deck, pool and river
  • Lounge areas
  • Fireplace
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Rim flow swimming pool
  • Same day laundry service

ROOM FEATURES

Royal Chundu River Lodge - Suite Features

  • Air conditioning
  • 10 Twin/King bedded detached suites covered with mosquito nets
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Fitted international adapters
  • En-suite bathroom with twin showers
  • Private mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private deck

Katombora Island Lodge - Suite Features

  • Air conditioning
  • 4 Twin / King bedded detached suites with mosquito nets
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Fitted international adapters
  • En-suite bathroom with twin showers
  • Outdoor bath
  • Private mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private deck
 






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
Royal Chundu is located 60 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls and 50 kilometres from Livingstone International Airport.

Closest Airport: Livingstone International Airport (LVI)
 
BY ROAD

From Kazangula - Turn right to go to Livingstone and continue for about 10 km were you will see the Royal Chundu board on the right side of the road. Turn right and follow the boards to the lodge for 11km.

From Livingstone - Take the road to Katima Mililo (nakatindi Road) continue for about 50km and the Royal Chundu board will be on you left hand side of the road. Turn left and follow the boards for 11km to the lodge.

From Victoria Falls border post - Drive into Livingstone town (about 8km)on Mosi-oa-Tunnya road, opposite the Shoprite mall, Nakatindi road goes out to your left. Take that road for about 50km and you will see the Royal Chundu board on your left. Turn left and follow the boards for 11km to the lodge.




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