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Royal Zambezi Lodge

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P/Bag CH42, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of 27 of us took over this beautiful 5* lodge for 6 nights just a few weeks ago in celebration of a couple of birthdays and anniversaries. The expectations for this trip were incredibly high but they were somehow exceeded!!! Everything about our stay at Royal Zambezi Lodge was perfection. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable; being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from RZL after spending 6 nights with 25 friends and family members which also included stops in Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Rooms: spacious with unmatched views to the river to enjoy hippos, elephants and other wildlife visitors right outside your door. Activities: Everyday choose a morning and afternoon activity between game drives, canoeing, fishing and river cruises.... More 

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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from my first visit to the Lodge and I can only say it is a perfect place to vacation. The Lodge is beautifully maintained, the people are warm and caring, the activities are thrilling and the food is delicious. Can't wait to return!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far the best vacation I have ever taken. The Royal Zambezi was the perfect place to experience Africa. The staff was superior and allowed us to become a part of their family. The location of the lodge could not have been better and the abundance of activities made the experience highly unique. The land and water safari experiences were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to the Royal twice, and we cannot speak highly enough about the place, the people, the food, the views, and the abundant wild life. We traveled in canoes, on a motorboat, in a land rover with guides who demonstrate extraordinary knowledge and are just wonderful people. We also fished for Tiger fish early one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you must sleep under canvas this is the way to do it! Great quasi-tents on the banks of the Zambezi River with hippos, crocodiles and elephants frolicking in front of your veranda. Excellent meals served on the terrace overlooking the river. Having an elephant looking over the chef's shoulder improved the cooking.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, although not busy, the design of the lodge lent itself to relaxation. Plenty of space to read, relax and watch the Zambezi flow past. The tents are extremely comfortable, spacious enough and with every need catered for. Not only a hair dryer, but a vanity mirror also, (a rare, but welcome addition). Because of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spend a wonderful few days at the Royal Zambezi Lodge over Christmas. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time, were comfortable and well fed. The surroundings were lovely and we enjoyed the bar setting in the evenings where the drinks were ice cold. Dietary requirements were ably catered to by the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

December 22 - 26, 2014, my wife, two daughters and I spent very good and relaxing days at the Royal Zambezi Lodge. Getting to Royal Zambezi Lodge: We drove from Lusaka to Gwabi lodge near Chirundu. Royal Zambezi Lodge picked us up from Gwabi Lodge. At the Gwabi lodge, we were met by Royal Zambezi Lodge guide – Billy. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Trip of a lifetime in a place that is completely deserving a 10 stars for it comfort and hospitality and most importantly of all provides access to animals that must be respected and preserved and treasured. Words do not do justice to the experience and even the amazing photos we were able to catch to remember it do not replace... More 

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