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Zambezi Grande is a luxurious retreat that sits in a prime position on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, minutes away from Lower Zambezi National Park. Although this sophisticated lodge gives new meaning to bush luxury, the actual magic of Zambezi Grand is provided by its staff, their stories and their passion for what they do. It is not uncommon to feel like royalty when you are a guest here.

The lodge’s superb location makes it a fantastic vantage point for watching animals basking in the sunshine along the river. The Zambezi delivers some serious game viewing: huge numbers of hippo and crocodile are present; large herds of elephant and buffalo are often seen at the water’s edge; and the thick riverine forests are favourite hiding places for leopards. You might even spot a pride of lions quietly watching you drift by on your river boat safari or tiger-fishing excursion. Keep your binoculars trained for fish eagles, carmine bee-eaters and lilac-breasted rollers.

Expert guides will take you on twice-daily game drives in the Lower Zambezi National Park to track predators, including rare wild dogs. The park’s open grasslands render good hunting for lion and the area’s birdlife is nothing short of phenomenal.


  • Luxurious rooms at the water’s edge
  • Magnificent Zambezi River views from the suites
  • Unfenced private game lodge next to Lower Zambezi National Park
  • About 15 minutes’ drive from the nearest airstrip
  • River boat safaris and tiger fishing excursions
  • Game drives to track the big cats and rare wild dogs


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Spa treatments
My experience of the Zambezi Grande was almost perfect. The moment we arrived and were welcomed by the staff’s singing and beating of the drums, I could feel the Zambian hospitality. The lodge is right on the edge of the Zambezi River and the view stretches for miles - you can hear the hippos frolicking in the river below. The lodge allows you to take in some much-needed R&R with lounges all over. The river cruises were my favourite as they allowed me to relax and soak up the sun while enjoying the spectacular views around me, a G&T in hand.
Candice Eseme

Candice Eseme

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Superior Suite

These freestanding suites offer guests complete privacy right at the water’s edge. En suite bathrooms with Victorian tubs are standard, along with river-facing outdoor showers and breath-taking views from private verandas.

Luxury Room

These spacious, open-plan rooms are tucked away on the river bank and feature warm interiors. Each room is luxuriously appointed with exclusive verandas, fully stocked mini-bars, tea-and-coffee stations, and gorgeous views over the Zambezi River.


All the areas of Zambezi Grande blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings thanks to an open-plan design. The décor is a mixture of contemporary compositions and authentic African charm, while no luxury is spared in the rooms and lounge area.

Whether you are taking a dip in the infinity pool, enjoying a sundowner drink on the deck or unwinding on the terrace watching the wildlife pass by, the sense of serenity at Zambezi Grande is almost tangible. Having an early morning coffee on the lodge’s viewing deck is rewarded by the most amazing vermilion sunrise – a memory of Africa that will last a lifetime.


The lodge’s team of expert chefs prepare gourmet pan-African delicacies using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Meals can be enjoyed inside the lounge area or poolside on the terrace.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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