River-front Accommodation

A unique Zambezi experience

Five River Chalets & Chundu Cottage

Chundukwa River Lodge offers a refreshing departure from generic hotel experiences and reflects the labour of artisans. The 5 chalets and family house are individually decorated and designed but all focus on their unique open-fronted layout, offering breathtaking views over the Zambezi River. They are designed to sit quietly and comfortably within the natural surroundings. The decor and furniture has been tastefully made by Doug and Gail (the owners) using recycled wood, metal and sustainable reeds. Everything is made locally by our band of tradesmen and women from our local village.

View of the river chalets from the Zambezi River


Our five river chalets are all named after some of our favourite birds.

Our family room is Jacana (named after an eccentric little bird that hops across lily pads offering the illusion that it can walk on water) which has adequate space for an extra two beds. The other four chalets either have baths or showers or both and fit either twin or king-size beds.

Each chalet is equipped with the following:

  • 250v plug sockets with multi-country adapters and USB ports for charging phones, cameras and computers. (please bring your own converters if you require them)
  • Large walk in mosquito nets, fans, lock up safe, gowns, electric blankets in the winter (yes it gets chilly in the early hours of the morning!) mosquito spray, tissues, a cupboard with hanging space for clothes, organic shampoo and conditioner, water flasks, luggage racks. As the lodge is situated between two waterways (the river in front and series of lagoons behind) we prefer that you utilise our shampoos, creams and soaps that are organic and environmentally friendly.

Children of 10 years and older are welcome in the river chalets. Younger children are welcome to stay in our family friendly Chundu Cottage.

To make a booking:

Chundu Cottage

This is a completely private, stand alone, family-friendly, thatched home overlooking the Zambezi River. Our small team of chef, waiter and housekeeper will cook and serve you “at home”, at your own convenience.  We cater for children too, so parents can rest assured that their kids can eat early and go to bed, allowing for some adult time.

Chundu Cottage sleeps up to 6 people and includes:

  • 1x king / twin room with en-suite shower and double basins
  • 1x king / twin room and 1 x upstairs loft (king / twin), with newly renovated shared bathroom including a shower with skylights, double sinks and a private toilet
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen area which opens onto a covered veranda
  • Adjoining deck
  • Swimming pool
  • Child railings between main deck and swimming pool
  • Fireside chairs and picnic table on the banks of the river for dining under the stars

Children of all ages are welcome.

To make a booking: