Chundukwa River Lodge

3 Guest Reviews
3 Customer Reviews
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  • Pool © Chundukwa River Lodge
  • Wildlife © Chundukwa River Lodge
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  • Wildlife
  • Bedroom
  • Patio view
  • Description
  • Facilities
Chundukwa River Lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Zambezi River about 30 km upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Owned and hosted by Peter and Orla, who have worked in the safari industry for many years, Chundukwa is a perfect spot from which to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River and explore the Falls area.

The lodge faces westward over the Zambezi River, overlooking the Zambezi National Park, and is set among lush riverine vegetation. The five simple but unique tree houses accommodate a maximum of twelve people and are serviced by extremely friendly and helpful staff. The latest addition to Chundukwa is the private cottage situated on a secluded spot on the Zambezi River bank.

This comfortable home boasts two double or twin en-suite bedrooms, one children’s bedroom, a lounge and private dining, a deck and a rock splash pool with magnificent views of the river by day and stunning starry skies by night. The cottage comes fully staffed with a personal chef and waiter.

Although Chundukwa is not a game lodge, the Zambezi National Park is located just across the river and lion and hyena calls can often be heard at night. Rich birdlife is found in the area and hippo are regularly sighted and heard along the river's edge. Fishing is good with tiger fishing featuring prominently in the warmer months. Birding in and around the lodge is superb and provides a photographer's paradise.

The neighbouring property offers horse trails for beginners and half-day trips for more experienced riders. Two km from the lodge lies Mukay Village where many of the lodge staff and their children live and are happy to share their customs and way of life with visitors. A bush walk to the village and back to the lodge is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

There is a small charge and 60-percent of the proceeds go towards funding improvement projects at the village. Other activities available in the Falls area include whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, skydiving, microlight and helicopter flights over the Falls, Reptile Park, walking safaris and clay pigeon shooting.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
* Please enquire for further details.

3 Reviews on Chundukwa River Lodge

Chundukwa is a very nice lodge, beautifully situated on the Zambezi. The accommodations are very simple. The food is made with much love and skill, but also simple. One does not have to choose between different offers. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The management of the lodge as well, however, one notices different things at once, the lack of professionalism. The price is clearly much too high compared to the offer, which for me is not a reason to visit this lodge again.

07 October 2013

Stayed a long weekend at this lodge as a couple needing some time alone and away from the city. We absolutely loved the setting - incredibly close to the water with the most amazing sounds and sights of birds and crocs/hippos. The rooms are luxurious but understated, which we liked, and spotlessly clean. The staff are incredibly helpful yet never intrude unnecessarily. Most activities require transport into Livingstone/Vic Falls but this is easily arranged and very reasonably priced. Food was simple but delicious and never excessively much, which makes for a refreshing change from the usual "lodge" meals. Highly recommended for people wanting a quiet spot to rejuvenate and do some adventure activities on the side.

13 December 2011

We had a very enjoyable stay. The chalets were spacious, very clean, nicely decorated and had great views of the Zambezi River and across to the opposite shore. Our hostess and resort manager, Charmaine, was very gracious and knowledgeable about the area and its history. The food was excellent and the resort staff, particularly Pasco and Levy, were very professional and always attentive and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely and quiet resort to anyone.

11 November 2011

Room information

Chundu Cottage x 1

Includes: All Meals

This is a three-bedroom private cottage with sweeping river views. It has two bathrooms, a lounge, a dining area, a plunge pool and deck, and a private chef and waiter. Mosquito nets are available. Bedrooms can be enclosed in the evenings.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Views River

River Side Chalets x 5

Includes: All Meals

The open-fronted rooms have stunning views of the mighty Zambezi River. They have walk-in mosquito nets, fans, mains electricity, and en-suite bathrooms via wooden walkways. There are twin, double or family units available.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Twin beds, Double beds
Other Fan
Views River

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