River Lodge

Livingstone, Zambia

Idyllic riverside retreat

Chundukwa River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, 25km upstream from Victoria Falls. It offers the best of both worlds – only 30 minutes drive to the falls whilst being tucked away in a quiet wilderness of its own.  It is just far away enough from the busy hotels and buzzing helicopters to provide a real retreat for the body, mind and soul and is the perfect launch pad, or final stop, pre or post your African safari!

The accommodation is fashionably rustic with all chalets built on stilts under traditional thatch with uninterrupted views of the river. All five chalets are open fronted to the river with canvas blinds. Each room has a full size mosquito net, fan and private bathroom. The lounge and dining area is a perfect place to relax, put your feet up and enjoy the view, whilst the rock plunge pool is perfect to cool down in hot weather. Chundukwa has a heart for home-cooking using as much local produce from their own vegetable garden (if the elephants don’t eat it first!) and the neighbouring farms.

The lodge is on a 300 acre property consisting of riverine forest, mopane and teak woodland, shared by the elephants in the dry months from May to Nov, and the lodges horses, that are stabled nearby, throughout the year. You are welcome to walk, explore and enjoy the animals accompanied by one of the Chundukwa team to ensure your safety.

And of course all the adrenalin activities on offer at the Falls themselves are on your doorstep and transfers to and from ’town’ can be arranged.

You will love

  • Owner run & managed
  • Chalets over the Zambezi
  • Victoria Falls activities nearby
  • Paddock to Plate dining

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