This was our first stay at Chundukwa but hopefully not our last.
The lodge is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Zambezi. Most of the rooms are built on decks on the banks and there is an option to have the room open to the river or to close with roll down blinds.
We took most of our meals at the lodge restaurant and the food was excellent. Gail and her team went out of her way to make sure the meals were to our liking.
There were many suggestions of activities and places to go in the brochure in the room. We decided on a sunrise boat trip early one morning and also had a picnic lunch on the river bank.
One morning we booked a fishing trip and a boat came to collect us to try some fishing.
The lodge is 30 mins from Livingstone and the team can arrange for a taxi to come and pick you up to go and see the falls and spend time browsing the souvenir stalls.
On our boat trips we saw plenty of birds. The game was on the south side of the river in the Zim game park. We saw elephants in the early evening.
The level of service is very good. Our washing was done in a day so we have clean clothes for the next part of our trip.
Gail and Doug are very hands on in the lodge and are there most evenings to check on their guests and have a chat around the fire pit.
We will certainly plan another trip this way.
- 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