A very nice family lodge with great hospitality and amazing staff, ideal if you are looking for a place to relax in an intimate, homely atmosphere. The rooms are nice and well-equipped, overlooking the river. However, it tends to be very very cold in the evening, during the night and early in the morning. There are also occasional power cuts so you may run out of hot water or won't be able to use Internet. Food and meals are amazing. The sunset cruise on the Zambezi was also very nice.
However, we find this accomodation way over-priced for the level of service and accomodation you actually get. Despite an extremely high price for a very basic level of service (compared to other hotels in the area), they even charge extra for the use of internet which later proved to be unreliable and almost impossible to use due to poor signal and common power cuts. Other services such as the hotel taxi to the falls or Livingstone were also very expensive.
Although it was a nice experience sleeping in the open next to the river, we feel that this is not good value for money. If we could choose again, we would have booked a cheaper hotel with a higher level of service and comfort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chundukwa River Lodge is an African Bush Lodge built on stilts overlooking the Zambezi river. It is beautifully situated with panoramic views of the river - upstream from the Victoria Falls. Offering the best of both worlds - only 30 min from the falls and far enough from Livingstone town to be away from the noise of helicopters and traffic. Essentially perfect for nature and bird lovers and for those who simply want to absorb the best of Africa. There are flights from Johannesburg and Lusaka every day and easy road access from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Our private thatched cottage is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a home on the Zambezi. It has 1 double en-suite bedroom, 1 double/twin bedroom and one child's bedroom, a second bathroom, an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shaded patio, deck and rock splash pool. The cottage comes fully staffed with a personal,waiter and house-keeper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chundukwa River Hotel Livingstone