Overview of Chundu Island

This tranquil and luxurious lodge is located on a beautiful island in the great Zambezi River. An easy drive from Victoria Falls, you can take part in the excitement and adventure of ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ and return to Chundu Island to enjoy complete privacy and unspoilt nature. The riverine woods of the island are sometimes visited by hippo and elephant, and are a permanent home to nyala antelope, monkeys and birdlife including the rare Schalow’s turaco.

On game drives (or even on foot with a trained and experienced guide) you can explore the seasonal beaches, wetlands, forests and grasslands of Zambezi National Park, scouting for wildlife such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hyena, rare sable antelope, lion and leopard. Sighting hippo, crocodile and elephant from a canoe or on a sunset cruise is another highlight, as are birding walks in search of rarities like Pel’s fishing owl, African skimmer and African finfoot.

Back on Chundu Island, walk along serene pathways and find a quiet place to relax with your book or cast a line out – the area is home to 75 species of fish including tigerfish and nembwe bream. This is a dreamy spot for honeymooners or couples, especially after a safari in Zimbabwe or neighbouring Zambia.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • An easy drive from Victoria Falls
  • Safari in Zambezi National Park
  • Stay on a beautiful Zambezi River island
  • Excellent fishing & birding
  • Sunset cruises & game watching by canoe
  • In-room massages & large swimming pool
  • En suite tubs & outdoor showers
Canoeing

Canoeing

Fishing

Fishing

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Kayaking

Kayaking

River cruises

River cruises

Rooms at Chundu Island

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    River View Room

    Canvas suites with thatched roofs and pale wooden flooring are constructed on stilts with large windows to showcase the panoramic river views. Each spacious bedroom has a walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom with double vanity, a free-standing bathtub and an outdoor shower. Private viewing decks are covered and furnished with a fan, a table, chairs and a daybed.

    General Facilities

    Chundu Island has its own comfortably furnished open-air barge so you can take in the colourful splendour of the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise (complete with cocktails and snacks). Alternatively, settle in for scenic sundowners at the lodge’s large swimming pool and deck, before taking dinner with extensive views over the Zambezi River. The main lodge houses the shared lounge, bar and wine cellar, fireplace and sprawling deck area. A selection of massages can be enjoyed in your room or on your private viewing deck.

    Laundry service

    Laundry service

    Safe

    Safe

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    Start the day with a hot drink and a snack before embarking on your early morning safari activity. A full brunch is served upon your return and in the afternoon, indulge in a range of sweet and savoury delicacies for high tea. A delicious multi-course dinner puts the perfect full stop on your day.

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