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Royal Zambezi Lodge

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P/Bag CH42, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From start to finish the RZL offered a beautifully organised and luxurious stay. Fantastic views, and good sightings of river animals and game. We saw the big 4. The guides, in particular James and Vincent, were extremely well informed and could "read" the animals body language, helping us adapt to the environment. Everybody involved couldn't have been more helpful, everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the fourth time we have stayed at Royal. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It balances perfectly the beauty of nature with luxury. It is so peaceful with only hippos and elephants breaking the silence. A real retreat that celebrates the wonder and beauty of Africa. The service and quality of the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extraordinary experience -- close to wildlife -- the location and setting could not be better. The staff and the guides are friendly, helpful and professional. The "tented" rooms are luxurious. The meals were excellent. Would certainly go back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found myself spending an unexpected weekend in Zambia on my way home from the DRC, I really wanted to visit one of the National Parks in Zambia seeing as I had been to the country and had not experienced anything more than the major centres. I didn't have much time in the country so I figured i go wherever... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an extraordinary experience--canvas-lined luxurious rooms/tents in the African bush. Special touches included a copper bathtub, a dip pool outside, mosquito netting that (unlike other places we stayed) was placed in such a way that the nightstands and lamps were inside the netting instead of outside. That makes it a lot easier to turn the bedside lamp off. It's... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just spent four nights at the Royal Zambezi Lodge, and can honestly say we really enjoyed our stay. In fact it`s hard to fault anything, with the best staff, fantastic food and drink, lovely rooms,[you cant really call them tents], and to top it all a view to die for. Like most guests we went canoeing, and cruising on the... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The lodge we stayed in was amazing, The bed was really comfortable. copper bath, out side shower with views of the river and stars at night. The food was wonderful as was the service. We went on Safari and saw Elephants, Hippo, Wart Hogs Wild Dogs, Impala, Crocodile’s and Lions and a lot moor wildlife. Laurence our guide from the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you enjoy luxury in the bush and the view of the mighty Zambezi river whiles having a drink in the swimming pool, then stay at Royal Zambezi. They offer a range of activities (especially enjoyed the canoeing on the Zambezi), have great food and LOVELY staff. Really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

At Royal Zambezi Lodge we enjoyed one of the best holidays of my life. The game viewing was unbelievable. The fishing was really exciting. The guides and boatmen were excellent, really friendly, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We learned so much about the wonders of Africa. The food was varied, plentiful and delicious. The accommodation was incredible with inside and outside... More 

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Mkushi, Zambia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Having heard so much about the rzl we took family visiting from uk. The setting is lovely as always on the banks of the magnificent zambezi river. The accommodation was well below standard. Needs updating . Curtains shabby and curtain poles came off when closing curtain. Small attention to detail should be addressed when paying top dollar. On lengthy game... More 

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