Six River Suites each with their own Private Deck overlooking the River and the Zimbabwean landscape.
Two Family River Suites with Private Deck overlooking the Zambezi River and Zambian landscape.
Open Plan River Facing Lodge and Relaxation Area with central Fire Pit
Ample Seating on the Main Deck
Secluded Swimming Pool Area overlooking the seasonal beach and Zambezi River
Large Dining Room and Dining Deck with Fire Pits positioned under a beautiful Acacia Albedia allowing for serene meals under the stars
Our island style Main Bar boasts an incredible view of the seasonal beach and wildlife on the banks of the Zambezi National Park
Our Island shop offers retail therapy
Chundu Island is located 21km’s upstream from Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park and is without a doubt one of the most picturesque islands on the mighty Zambezi River. This tear drop shaped island is approximately 1.4km’s long and at its widest point approximately 0.4km.
Positioned on the end of the Island, the welcome area is sure to entice. Our main lodge is wrapped around magnificent trees and boasts the most incredible views of the Zambezi River. Adjacent to the reception area is our Island Shop where you can enjoy a bit of shopping and possibly take a few curios and island treasures home with you.
The heart of the lodge lies in its expansive reception, lounge, bar, inter-leading swimming pool deck and indoor/outdoor dining area. All with magnificent views, idyllic sunsets, guests are spoilt for choice. Ilala palm style roofs, wooden decking, wood and double skin canvas walls, the contemporary crisp and clean style is fresh and inviting.
Indulge yourself in our Wine Cellar and make a selection from a number of fine wines imported from South Africa. Sip on an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp Chardonnay or a buttery Champagne while taking in the sights from the Pool deck. Your evening meal will find no better accompaniment than a full-bodied Merlot, robust Cabernet Sauvignon or flamboyant Pinotage.
Our bar area overlooks the main deck and is home to Chundu's finest cocktails. Enjoy a refreshing Mojito or zesty Old Fashioned in the pool while overlooking the river and our seasonal beach. Six Dogs Gin is a firm favourite and our barman will be sure to help you make the best possible drink selections during your stay with us.
Our swimming pool is nestled away just around the corner from the main lodge to promote the serenity and tranquility of this relaxing cove.
Sunsets at Chundu Island are exceptionally special and we are sure you will find solace as you gaze into the evening sky.
The dining area at Chundu allows for indoor and outdoor dining as well as different views of the Zambezi as it is separated from the main lodge by natural fauna and flora and the most magnificent tree on the island, An ancient Acacia Albida.
As the water levels of the Zambezi River drops in the dry season, the beautiful white soft sandy beach on the western side (upstream end) is exposed. Huge Natal Mahogony, Acacia Albida and Water Berry Trees provide welcome cool shade in in the summer months.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy every minute on Chundu Island with us.
Chundu Island is fitted with a state of the art Solar power system which derives clean, pure energy from the sun. This assists us in helping combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our carbon footprint.
Our lodge is run entirely by Solar Power and therefore we do not run air conditioning systems or electronics that require high voltage such as hairdryers or hair straighteners. We do however have charging points in each of our suites for smaller electronics such as cellphones, laptops, cameras and tablets.
AT A GLANCE
NUMBER OF SUITES
ISLAND MAXIMUM CAPACITY
HAIRDRYERS & STRAIGHTENERS
DISTANCE BETWEEN ROOMS
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
6 RIVER SUITES & 2 FAMILY SUITES
YES - REQUIRES INTERNATIONAL ROAMING
NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO SOLAR POWER
YES, COMPLIMENTARY, BASIC WASH AND DRY
NO SMOKING PERMITTED INDOORS
10 - 20 METERS
13H00 / 11H00
INCLUDED: 2 ACTIVITIES PER DAY - SAFARI DRIVES, ISLAND WALKS, SAFARI WALKS, FUN FISHING, RIVER CRUISES, CANOEING, SUNDOWNER CRUISES, A VISIT TO THE FAMOUS AND MAJESTIC VICTORIA FALLS
EXCLUDED: IN-ROOM SPA TREATMENTS
MAY - AUG TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 5 TO 29 DEGREES CELSIUS.
SEPT - DEC TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM AN AVERAGE OF 13 TO 35 DEGREES CELSIUS, RAINFALLS START AROUND MID OCTOBER.
JAN - APR TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 14 TO 30 DEGREES CELSIUS, RAINY SEASON.
MAR - MAY : RIVER'S FLOW AT ITS HIGHEST.
MAY - OCT : VIRTUALLY NO RAIN, VEGETATION LESS DENSE, GAME EASIER TO SPOT.
NOV - MAR : BEST BIRDING SEASON, MANY ANIMALS GIVE BIRTH AT THIS TIME, TREES AND SHRUBS ARE FLOWERING. ALTHOUGH RAINFALL CAN BE CONTINUOUS, IT IS USUALLY IN THE FORM OF SHORT, SHARP AFTERNOON SHOWERS.