River-front Accommodation

A unique Zambezi experience

Five River-facing Chalets & Chundu Cottage

Chundukwa River Lodge offers a refreshing departure from generic hotel experiences and reflects the labour of artisans.

There are 5 river-facing stilted chalets and a family house all individually decorated: their focus being on the unique open-fronted layout, offering breath-taking views over the Zambezi.

River Chalets

Our river chalets are built on stilts over the Zambezi River, each with their own sense of luxury, romantic charm and privacy. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms.  Two chalets favour as honeymoon suites and one (Jacana River Chalet) is large enough to fit two extra beds should you be wanting to stay together as a family. We can accommodate twin or king beds in each chalet.

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

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 serve you ‘at home’, at your own convenience.  We cater for children too, so parents can rest assured that their children can eat early and go to bed, allowing for some adult time.

Chundu Cottage sleeps up to 6 people and includes one king/twin bedroom with en-suite shower and double basins, a second king/twin bedroom and an upstairs loft space that sleeps two. The loft space and second bedroom share a separate bathroom with double basins, a private toilet, and a shower with a skylight roof. An open-plan lounge and kitchen area opens onto a covered veranda and adjoining deck, extending to a plunge pool. The deck is fenced so little ones can’t wander into the swimming pool or down to the river. 
There are fireside chairs and a picnic table on the bank of the river for dining under the stars.
Children of all ages are welcome.

Accommodation Amenities

River Chalets and Chundu Cottage all include the following amenities:

  • We have 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 (note due to the open fronted nature of our accommodation we do not have air-conditioning)
  • 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
  • Luggage racks
  • Water flasks
  • Good quality organic shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser. 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.

There’s so much more to experience at Chundukwa – read more about our lodge facilities.

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We have updated our booking terms & conditions for Covid-19.

If you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 travel bans, you can cancel without penalties up to 14 days ahead of arrival (full refund less bank charges), or you can postpone for travel up until the end of 2021 (seasonal rate variations apply)