Rooms & Suites: 14
Royal Zambezi Lodge is located on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, offering world class fishing and fly-fishing, unrivalled game-viewing, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography, magnificent sunset river cruises, professionally guided canoeing trips and one of the only spas in Zambia.
Royal Zambezi Lodge is a fully refurbished 5 star luxury lodge, overlooking the vast river, allowing the ultimate in comfort and luxury in breathtaking surroundings. Professional guides and highly trained staff are local to the area and love to share their passion for their home in the Zambezi Valley.
Royal Zambezi Lodge is a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort in a completely unspoiled bush environment. Offering king-size beds in large, fully netted, canvas tents under thatched canopies, comfortable sofas in front of roaring open fires and airy verandahs, the lodge is a luxurious base from which to explore this beautiful area.
The open plan reception area, dining room and lounge have classic architectural lines and lofty thatched roofs. Two enormous fireplaces, comfortable sofas and armchairs, white linen tablecloths and cheerful personalized service create a haven of easy luxury. A wide copper-roofed verandah provides an informal space for al fresco dining or taking tea in the afternoon. Timber decks extend over the river shallows, perfect for fine dining under the stars, or sitting around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African night. During the day, the decks overlook a reed bed, a fascinating microecology affording close study of bird and fish life, as well as elephant, hippo and buffalo.
Recommended Equipment & Attire: The atmosphere at Royal Zambezi Lodge is informal, so casual neutral colored clothing is both practical and acceptable. During the hot summer months of September to December cool clothing is essential, with long, loose clothing for evenings. From May to August it can be quite cool at night and in the early mornings, so warmer clothing is advised. Hat, sun screen, binoculars, camera & extra film, walking shoes and shoes suitable for boating are essential.
Medical: The lodge is covered by medical air rescue services, boats and vehicles are equipped with medical aid kits and the lodge managers are paramedic qualified. As the lodge is situated in a malarial area, it is strongly advised that clients take malaria prophylactics before and after they stay at the lodge.
Recommended Length of Stay: To take full advantage of everything on offer, stays at the Royal Zambezi Lodge should be a minimum of 4-5 nights.
There are ten standard suites and four deluxe chalets. The deluxe chalets epitomize the luxury safari experience. With outside showers, baths and private salas, the chalets provide ultimate luxury whilst allowing you to fully immerse yourselves in the wilderness that surrounds you. Ideal for honeymoon couples, special occasion holidays, or for those who simply want to experience Zambia's finest tented safari accommodation.
Adventure/Eco/Nature, Romantic Getaway
The location for Royal Zambezi Lodge was chosen particularly for the wide variety of activities available, including fishing, fly-fishing, game viewing, sunset river cruises, professionally guided canoeing trips, open vehicle guided drives, night drives and walking safaris.
Known as 'the Real Africa', Zambia is one of Africa's most beautiful and unspoilt safari destinations. Almost 50% of Zambia's 750,000 sq km is made up of National Parks and Game management areas. The hot, low-lying Lower Zambezi Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty and provides some of the best game viewing in the country.
Royal Zambezi Lodge is located on the banks of the Zambezi River at one of its widest points and borders the famous Lower Zambezi National Park (a 10-minute drive). The lodge sits within a 200 hectare Game Management Area and has 3 kilometres of river frontage. The area is set against the scenic mountain backdrop of the Zambezi Valley escarpment.
When to Go: The climate of the lower Zambezi can vary greatly. It is generally cool and dry from April to August, hot and dry from September to December and wet and humid from January to March.
Airport: Royal Zambezi lodge is accessible by regular scheduled flights and chartered flights from Lusaka (25mins). All flights land at the propriety royal air strip which is ten minutes drive from the lodge.
Transportation: Access by road and boat takes a minimum of five hours from Lusaka requiring a four wheel drive.