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Royal Zambezi Lodge

4.0 of 5 P/Bag CH42, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Lewiston, New York
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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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Albany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If any African lodge deserves five stars, this one does, on the basis of its location alone. However, it gets them for everything else as well. It must be understood that this lodge is in the middle of nowhere. We had to fly in and land on its private airstrip, as I believe there are no good roads to it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After a long year of work this was a delightful break to gather my wits. 3 days of being kindly looked after by Natalie, Ewan and their staff. Keegan cooked up a couple of tasty treats that have left me a little heavier then when I arrived- delicious! Ewan kindly took me to a drift on the river where the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This lodge is in the middle of a preserve and it is fantastic. There isn't any air conditioning so going in the middle of their summer might not be the best idea BUT the setting, the food, the staff, the bar, the spa and the adventures are FABULOUS! We stayed in the Royal Lodge and it was the only one... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We enjoy this wonderful place so much that we have been back every two years since first discovering it back in 2008. No change! A wonderfully warm welcome; superb hospitality at all times, whether in camp, on the river, or on a game drive with the superb staff; and fabulous menus delivered by chef Keegan Corken and his team. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went to this lodge 6 years ago and remembered it as a trip of a life time - coming from someone who has traveled from Kenya to Cape town. returning in late Oct 2014 I was not disappointed. The staff where amazing, the sunsets exceptional, accommodation was just stunning (patio overlooking the Zambezi) and fishing not super easy but... More 

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Address: P/Bag CH42, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lower Zambezi National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Zambezi Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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