Chundukwa River Lodge Activities
The essence of the Chundukwa experience comes through in the combination of our Victoria Falls Day Trip, together with time spent enjoying all that the lodge has to offer. Whether you are seeking to see and experience the Falls in as many ways as possible, or adrenalin-inducing adventures, or just a tranquil bush experience, Chundukwa can book and arrange all your activities for your time with us, and put together an itinerary tailored to you. Email us to create your own bespoke itinerary and make all your bookings.
Our Fully Inclusive package includes a sunset or sunrise boat cruise, as well as a private guide and vehicle to take you to Victoria Falls, transfer you between your chosen activities, and guide you around Livingstone. Guests staying 3 nights and longer have a choice of additional included activities to choose from. For more details of what’s included in our packages, see our Rates & Booking page.
Every Fully Inclusive booking has a private vehicle and guide for their second day with us for a 100% personalised day in the area.
Utilize your private vehicle and guide to take you to Victoria Falls and explore Livingstone.
No set time departures, no waiting for the late risers – you are free to spend as much time as you want to experience the world’s largest waterfall and surrounding attractions.
Our location on the banks of the Zambezi River upstream from Victoria Falls allows guests a fantastic opportunity to experience and relax on the mighty Zambezi.
A sunrise or sunset cruise is included in all our packages. Speciality cruises can be arranged for those with particular interests, such as photography.
We have a large stable yard with horses for all levels of riders, and options for children. Horse-riding packages are available too.
Livingstone Polo Crosse Club is also on our premises – You are welcome to take a walk up to the fields to join us or hire a horse and play!
For more information see Ride Zambezi Horse Trails
Cross some of the rarer birds off your list – over 180 species of birds have been spotted here, including the African Fin Foot and the Livingstone Turaco.
Bird watch from your chalet overlooking the river or from our gardens. If you’re keen to learn more, we offer a land and water birding trip guided by a local expert.
Tracking the White Rhino
Embark on a guided walking safari in our local Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in search of the rare and endangered White Rhinos.
Spectacular to be able to view these and other game whilst on foot, and learn about the bush.
Engage in Local Culture
Visit our nearest village ‘Muke Village’, home to most of our team at the lodge. A chance to meet some members of the community, and learn about the local building techniques, cuisine, traditions and of course the local brew!
A visit to the small community pre-school that we support is always fun too – for the students and the visitors!
Markets & Shopping
For a real taste of the local markets in Zambia, visit the Maramba or Dambwa Markets, where everything, from chickens and tomatoes to nuts and bolts, can be purchased.
There are also 2 craft markets in the area, where you can shop and bargain for batiks, carved animals, basket-ware and jewellery.
Utilise your private guide to show you the historical sights of Livingstone, and explore the museums. The Livingstone Museum is worth a trip even if you are not usually a fan of museums. The information on Dr David Livingstone is well presented and includes several artefacts donated by members of his family – as well as a suitable amount of dust to make it look authentic! There is also a Railway Museum in town, as well as an Art Gallery to peruse.
All generations can enjoy the gardens and farmyard at Chundukwa. Children love visiting our stables to feed carrots to the miniature horses and donkeys, or be lead out on a ‘pony tale’ or learn to fish local-style in our dams. Visits to the village are popular with our younger visitors too – as well as hours spent in the swimming pool!
"Day" Safari Options
We are a perfect base on the Zambezi River from which you can explore nearby game reserves. Contact us to make a booking.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
This small park is home to a variety of animals and a combination of riverine and bush vegetation. Also one of few homes to the rare and endangered White Rhinos, experience a taste of safari on a game drive here.
Zambezi National Park
Take a day trip to the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe, for a day on safari with conservationist and safari guide Charles Brightman.
Game-view from a vehicle and on foot, and view the Falls from Zimbabwe too.
Chobe National Park
Spend a day in Chobe National Park in Botswana, exploring this park on water and on land. Day trips include a game-viewing river cruise on the Chobe River as well as a game drive in an open safari vehicle, with lunch in between.
Activities in Livingstone & Beyond
Chundukwa can arrange all your activities. We only work with trusted companies, and with years of experience, we are more than happy to chat about the best options for your time here. Email us.
from the air
Helicopter and Microlight or fixed wing Ultralight flights over the Falls offer wonderful views of the full width of Victoria Falls and a clearer understanding of the geography of the area. Options to fly down into the Batoka Gorge too.
Livingstone Island & the Devil's Pool
Stand on top of Victoria Falls at Livingstone Island and swim in the Devil’s Pool, right on the edge of the Falls. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or high tea and a swim at this breath-taking island, only accessible from Zambia.
Under the Spray
Venture to the base of Victoria Falls and swim in the rock pools below the Falls. A place few have access to, an amazing way of experiencing the Falls. Only available in Zambia at low water levels.
White Water Rafting
Rafting the Zambezi is one of the most exhilarating one day rafting trips in the world! Half and full day trips are available depending on water levels, with rapids ranging from class 3-5.
For a surreal river experience, canoe trips provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the river a lot closer and quieter than by motor boat. Canoe trips can be arranged on the upper Zambezi for either a half or a full day.
Try your luck on the Zambezi for tigerfish and bream. The local experts will collect you by boat for a morning, afternoon, or full day fishing trip. All rods & tackle provided, fly-fishing available too.
The Elephant Café
Enjoy a delicious meal of bush gourmet cuisine on the banks of the Zambezi, after meeting and interacting with a resident rescued herd of elephants. A speedboat trip to the café completes this unusual experience.
Royal Livingstone Express Steam Train
Travel back in time to the glorious age of steam for a unique fine-dining experience on the historic Mulobezi railway line, formerly one of the largest private railway networks in the world.
Gwembe Reptile Park
Visit Livingstone’s Reptile Park to see some of our town’s most notorious man-eating crocodiles, as well as a collection of Zambia’s most dangerous snakes. Safely view these reptile up close and learn more about their habits from the experts.
Bungee & Zipline
Plummet 111m from the historical bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, into the Batoka Gorge, with a spectacular backdrop of the Victoria Falls. Or take a zipline across the Gorge, with the Zambezi below you!
A truly fascinating experience that takes you into the wild and intriguing history of how the Victoria Falls Bridge was built over 14 months during 1904 and 1905. Walk on the catwalk beneath the bridge too.