I was traveling with family, so I wasn't responsible for booking our lodging. But after our experience at Chundukwa, I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I get the opportunity to return to Livingstone.
The lodge is a not in the city proper, but you will learn that it isn't an issue and the location is much more preferable. It is situated right on the Zambezi, so you will enjoy the cool breezes and falling asleep to the sounds of hippos.
The rooms are truly a unique experience. You can watch the sunrise from the comfort of your own bed or have fresh coffee delivered to your room, to drink while looking out over the river.
We went when the winter session was beginning. I prefer weather being on the colder side, but I still recommend a jacket for the early mornings and late nights as all the meals are eaten out doors. Bring warm clothes for sleeping, but the lodge makes the effort to make all guests comfortable by providing individual heated blankets. Wow!
All activities can be planned through the lodge so that they handle all the logistics while your just enjoy the experience. You will have no problem keeping yourself busy. Or you can just as easily enjoy the scenic views and relax.
Overall I loved the natural setting and all scumpcious meals, but the highlight of the experience was all the wonderful staff. From the managers, to the guides, to the wait staff, we couldn't have asked for better people to get to know and to help us experience the country.They were all wonderfully fantastic and it was hard to say good-bye at the end. They will make you fall in love with Zambia.
Look no further, Chundukwa River Lodge will give you the ultimate Zambian experience. I hope you love it as much as I did.
- 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