Chundukwa River Lodge

Our menus are always guided by what is available in the garden and our surrounding neighbours, from whom we support locally. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our “pick, clean and serve” approach.

Chundukwa River Lodge

Chundukwa River Lodge is located on a horse ranch, set alongside the Zambezi River just 25kms from Livingstone Town. We offer clients a farm-stay experience within a natural garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, home-grown and healthy food – and the opportunity to relax, horse-ride or immerse yourself in a few or all of the bucket-list experiences that Livingstone and Victoria Falls has to offer.

Our menus are always guided by what is available in the garden and our surrounding neighbours, from whom we support locally. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy which means we like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects our pick, clean and serve approach.

Our boutique lodge offers five river-facing chalets and a family-friendly cottage. Guests stay with us on a fully-inclusive basis,  which includes all meals, house drinks, a sunset cruise experience and the opportunity to have a private vehicle with driver for a day trip to Victoria Falls. Longer stay guests may opt for additional complimentary experiences with us.

Property Facilities

Room Facilities

Francolin River Chalet
The Francolin River Chalet is perfect for couples, especially honeymooners. This thatched, gauzed, wooden chalet sits on stilts on the edge of the river and features a balcony, king size or twin beds, double showers, a large bath overlooking the river and panoramic views over the Zambezi river.
Kingfisher River Chalet
The Kingfisher River Chalet is ideal for couples. This thatched, open-fronted, wooden chalet sits on stilts on the edge of the river and features a king size bed with mosquito net, bathroom with double sinks, outdoor shower, beautiful old teak flooring and panoramic views over the Zambezi river. The bathroom features an outdoor shower!
Jacana River Chalet
The Jacana River Chalet is large and it is possible to fit two additional beds here for a family. This thatched, open-fronted, wooden chalet sits on stilts on the edge of the river and features beautiful mosaic work, double showers and double sinks, beautiful old teak flooring and panoramic views over the Zambezi river.
Honeyguide River Chalet
The Honeyguide River Chalet is ideal for couples and friends alike. This thatched, open-fronted, wooden chalet sits on stilts on the edge of the river and features a king size or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with hand-crafted mosaic shower, beautiful old teak flooring and panoramic views over the Zambezi river.
Bee-eater River Chalet
The Bee-eater River Chalet is perfect for both couples and friends. This thatched, open-fronted, wooden chalet sits on stilts on the edge of the Zambezi river and features a king size or twin beds, with a balcony that links the bedroom and bathroom. The shower is open-fronted, overlooking the river, and the bedroom has beautiful old teak flooring and panoramic views over the water.
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Special Interest

On-site Zambezi River Cruise
The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as many bird species. A sunrise or sunset cruise in our own boat is included in all our packages!
On-site Horse Riding
We have a large stable yard with horses for all levels of riders, and options for children. Horse-riding packages are available too. Livingstone Polo Crosse Club is also on our premises – guests are welcome to take a walk up to the fields to join us - or hire a horse and play!
Victoria Falls Day Trip (Inclusive)
Utilize your private vehicle and guide to take you to Victoria Falls and explore Livingstone. No set time departures, no waiting for the late risers – you are free to spend as much time as you want to experience the world’s largest waterfall and surrounding attractions. This is your day to do it all, see it all, experience it all! Our team is on standby to guide you and assist with all activity arrangements in advance, all pre-arranged experiences are for the clients' own account.
On-site Birding Opportunities (Bush & River)
Cross some of the rarer birds off your list – over 180 species of birds have been spotted here, including the African Fin Foot and the Livingstone Turaco. Bird watch from your chalet overlooking the river or from our gardens. If you’re keen to learn more, we offer birding for novices and professionals.
Walking Safari - Tracking Livingstone's White Rhino
Embark on a guided walking safari in our local Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in search of the rare and endangered White Rhinos. Spectacular to be able to view these and other game whilst on foot, and learn about the bush.
Engage in Local Culture
Visit our neighbouring village, home to most of our team at the lodge. A chance to meet some members of the community, and learn about the local building techniques, cuisine, traditions and of course the local brew! A visit to the small community pre-school that we support is always fun too – for the students and the visitors.
Day Trip to Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is well known for being one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. This safari experience is ideal as a combination destination with Zambia as a day-trip experience due to its close proximity.
Swim in the Devils Pool at Livingstone Island
Your trip to Livingstone Island starts on the banks of the Zambezi River where you will meet your guide and be given an introduction of what to expect and a safety talk. From there you will take a short boat ride to Livingstone Island. The captain will navigate the rocky channels as you cruise within a close distance of the Victoria Falls.
Flight of the Angels over Victoria Falls (Helicopter or Microlight)
Soar over Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, and the wildlife-filled National Park by helicopter or microlight, covering three world-class attractions in one unforgettable ride. Will you be kissed by an angel as you fly through the ‘smoke’ of the Falls?
Zimbabwe Day Trip with Charles Brightman
Take a day trip to the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe, for a day on safari with conservationist and safari guide Charles Brightman. Charles has worked as a Professional Guide for the last 32 years and has an extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna, specialising in Private Guided Safaris (including walking safaris, specialist wildlife and birding watching safaris), as well as customised accommodation and safari itineraries.
White-Water Rafting (Half or Full-Day)
Considered the best one day rafting experience in the world, the Zambezi River flowing down the Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its white-water rapids and striking scenery, deep within the sheer black cliffs of the Batoka Gorge afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller-coaster ride along a route carved over millennia by the middle Zambezi River. SAFPAR offer a Full Day Rafting experience and the season is split into Low or High Water.
The Elephant Cafe
The palate is local, uncompromisingly Livingstone. The team at The Elephant Café use homegrown and local produce, always keeping an eye on sustainability. Your adventure begins upstream of Victoria Falls departing from The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa; where clients will be on wildlife watch whilst they meander through the National Park, river and islands.
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