Sleep out at Royal Chundu

It’s not everyday that you get to sleep in a secret lair – let alone along the Zambezi River. Experiencing nature this way, is unfathomable and an experience of a lifetime.

The award-winning Royal Chundu, camouflaged along the banks of the Zambezi River, is a tranquil hideaway for both the romantic and adventurous, with the Victoria Falls a mere 30km away. Royal Chundu is a member of Relais & Châteaux and consists of the River Lodge, with 10 exclusive suites disguised among the riverine vegetation, and the Island Lodge, with 4 spacious villas located on the Katombora river-island.

Royal Chundu also offers a Sleep Out Experience, which is is definitely not your everyday sleep out. Guests get to sleep outside and literally experience nature on another level. It’s the ultimate secret lair, sensitively designed to let guests experience nature firsthand.

Set out by canoe or on foot late afternoon and be welcomed to a romantic retreat high above the trees with sunset drinks and snacks. Here you get to properly soak up the sights and sounds of the Zambezi and to disconnect from the world below as you settle in to an idyllic hideaway, awaiting dinner which is served in a gourmet picnic basket.

While the night emerges under African skies, drifting off with the lull of the world renowned Zambezi rapids in the background is an experience to be remembered. The Zambian sunrise signals the delivery of morning tea and coffee and the start of a new day and new adventures along Africa’s greatest waterway.