‘Continually evolving’ – Our year in review

To reflect on a whole year in a short space and time is a challenging but excellent exercise as it really helps you focus on what you value and find important.

Our third year of reclaiming and running Chundukwa as our own – we’re getting busier by the day and as we grow, we’re adding new members to our team. Alison Orr joined us in May and is involved in all areas – from reservations, to operations and helping guests put together itineraries for their stay with us.

Chundu Cottage has had a revamp, just in time for Christmas – extending the 2nd bedroom and bathroom, opening up both spaces.

We’ve also expanded our outdoor dining area by building a deck, such a wonderful extension and with a shady tree overhanging it, it is a perfect dining area for all meals!

Upgrades and getting busier doesn’t mean we’re going to change our style – we’re sticking with just 5 river-facing chalets and private Chundu Cottage, so we’ll remain a tranquil bush lodge – as in this review from guests who visited us on their honeymoon. We love special occasions too!

“A beautiful and quiet lodge on the shores of the Zambezi. We spent a wonderful week here relaxing, eating, listening to hippos, walking around the grounds, horse riding, eating, having sundowners in the lounge, taking boat trips on the Zambezi, exploring Livingstone, eating, and so many other things. The only disappointing thing was that we had to leave.”


Gail Kleinschmidt

Gail and Doug are the owners and managers of Chundukwa River Lodge. Both of them were born in Zambia and between the two of them they have five generations of Zambian life and history to share making the lodge a truly authentic Zambian experience.Doug has worked in National Parks for many years and has an extensive knowledge of wildlife whilst Gail brings her own creative energy to the lodge using local fabrics and design expressing her own interpretation of growing up in Zambia.

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