Guests per Safari Vehicle
The Royal Zambezi Lodge was created by a family who has gained in-depth knowledge and developed a deep love of Africa.
The lodge is set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop of the Zambezi Valley Escarpment. The Royal Zambezi Lodge is set within a two-hundred-hectare domain, located within the Chiawa Game Management Area, and has three and a half kilometres of unspoiled river frontage on the northern bank of the Zambezi River. Situated directly across the river from Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Zimbabwe side and just minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Guests can enjoy the perfect combination of contemporary, simplistic style and extreme comfort which can be seen in the lodge’s main area and in each of the accommodation offerings.
The main guest area is comprised of classic architectural lines and lofty thatched roofs. Featuring an open plan reception area, dining room and lounge, offering a welcome refuge and a place to relax among comfortable sofas, enormous fireplaces, a well-stocked bookcase and most important of all our cheerful personalised service.
The spacious veranda provides shade from the midday sun and the wide timber decks, which extend over the shallows of the Zambezi which are perfect for fine dining under the endless starry skies, while you revel in the sounds of the African night.
After a long day fishing or tracking wildlife, head to the mesmerising infinity pool that overlooks the river. The Sausage Tree Bar is another special place to unwind and relax. Located downstream from the main building, on a deck suspended above the river, where a large Sausage Tree is the centrepiece of this favourite meeting place.
The Royal Zambezi Lodge offers 15 airy canopied tents nestled under mature trees. Each tent is carefully positioned to ensure maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views while. The tents are impeccably finished with contemporary, understated elegance. The décor features natural tones, luxurious textures and comfortable armchairs creating a secluded and private retreat. Rest easy on the extra length mattresses, fitted with pure cotton bedding and fine down pillows.
With lions roaring in the distance and hippos snorting in the river, the luxurious thatched suites, elegant design and gourmet cuisine of Royal Zambezi Lodge furnish a perfect base from which to explore this wild and beautiful area. There are no fences around the lodge, and our regular guests include elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and a myriad of bird species coming to visit. Gap, the elephant, is just one of the residents, like Dave the crocodile and Jonathina the Giant Kingfisher, whom we hope you will meet!
Come to a place where animals roam the unfenced safari camps, where Africa’s most unspoilt nature stretches out in front of you, where traces of people are hard to find and where nighttime is about sitting under an incredibly black sky, dotted with countless stars. Welcome to Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.
It is the draw-card of Lower Zambezi: the remoteness of this eastern part of Zambia. The Lower Zambezi National Park, founded in 1983, covers an area of 4,092 square kilometres along the northwestern bank of the Zambezi River. Step onboard on a boat or drift silently past the riverbank in a canoe for the best wildlife viewing, since most wildlife is concentrated around the Lower Zambezi Valley and the river. Elephant herds, sometimes up to one hundred strong, hippo, leopard, lion, buffalo, over 400 bird species – they all gather in this mesmerizing wilderness.
Lower Zambezi has a wide range of accommodation options, so start browsing our list of Lower Zambezi safari lodges. You might have some trouble choosing between all these beautiful destinations but just remember: stunning views, excellent bush cuisine and warm hospitality are the standards in Zambia, so you will find that everywhere.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
8+ welcome on game drives
Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
All ages welcome
Please note if guests wish to go into the National Park to do their activities they will need to pay Park Fees as well. This is optional as all activities can be done inside or outside of the Park
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