FLY - IN TO:
Victoria Falls Airport followed by a 25-minute road transfer to Zambezi National Park Gate
Livingstone Airport followed by a 1-hour road transfer depending on border crossing
Chundu Island jetty is accessible by self deive in 4 x 4 vehicles. Guests will be met by Chundu staff for a short ferry across the river to the island.
6 x River Suites
2 x Family Suites
ABOUT CHUNDU ISLAND
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 Zambezi River.
Positioned on the end of the Island, the main lodge is wrapped around magnificent trees boasting the most incredible views of the Zambezi River. The heart of the lodge lies in its expansive reception, lounge, bar, inter-leading swimming pool deck and dining areas. All with magnificent views of the River & idyllic sunsets, guests are spoilt for choice!
Indulge yourself in the wine cellar and make a selection from a number of fine wines imported from South Africa. The bar area overlooks the main deck and is home to Chundu's finest cocktails. The swimming pool is nestled away just around the corner from the main lodge to promote the tranquillity of this relaxing cove.
The dining area allows for indoor & outdoor dining as well as a choice of different views of the Zambezi River as it is separated from the main lodge by natural fauna & flora and the most magnificent tree on the island, An ancient Acacia Albida.
• Open plan river facing lodge overlooking the river with central fire pit
• Kids zone
• Laundry facilities: complimentary basic wash and dry
• Secluded swimming pool overlooking the seasonal beach
• Child minding on request
• Overhead fans
• Curio shop
• Super king or twin beds
• Walk in dressing room
• En-suite bathroom
• Double vanity
• Outdoor shower
• Freestanding bath
• Mini bar
• Coffee & tea station
• Mosquito nets
The River Suites
There are six River Suites accommodating two guests each. These are configured either with a super king or twin beds. The open plan suite has an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath and an outdoor shower. Each suite has its own private deck with a day bed and a seating area overlooking the Zambezi River.
Triples can be accommodated in the River Suites by rollaway bed for one additional child under the age of 16 should both family units be occupied.
The Family Suites
Situated on the other side of the lodge are two family suites featuring a super king or twin beds and a second bedroom with twin beds for two children, an open plan en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and a private outdoor shower. Each suite has a private deck with a day bed and seating area.
ACTIVITIES AT CHUNDU ISLAND
There is so much to do, making the most of the Zambezi River, the stunning island setting and of course the Zambezi National Park. For those seeking a bit of a thrill, experience a guided bush walk in the National Park with an armed professional guide, looking out for big and small game – or set off downriver canoeing in an inflatable canoe, spotting elephants drinking from the banks while steering clear of inquisitive hippos and crocodiles. For the curious, consider morning or evening game drives and fishing or bird walks on the island. And, when you’ve had enough excitement for the day, what about relaxing at the pool overlooking the river and park, an in-room massage and a sunset cruise on the water with cocktails and snacks
The Children's Club at Chundu Island has a unique daily activity programme which will be displayed on the activities board in the main reception area.
Kiddies can enjoy activities such as:
• Treasure island hunt
• Sand castle building
• Fun fishing from the jetty
• Mini raft races
• Pizza making
• 'Bush & island tales'
ABOUT THE LOCATION & THE ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
The Zambezi National Park owes its status and existence to Victoria Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls when it is in full flow, with a width of 1.7km. The combination of the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls National Park and of course the falls themselves comprise a UNESCO world heritage site.
Recognised because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls – one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Zambezi National Park has become a sought-after destination in its own right. With 4 of the ‘Big 5’ as well as rarely seen wild dogs, and a wide variety of game including sable antelope, kudu and eland it is a natural attraction.
THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Viewing the Falls: The high-water period runs from February to July – this is when the falls are at their most spectacular. The low water period occurs from August to January, when the spray is less, and the geological formation of the falls is most visible
Game Viewing: is at its best from May through to October (inclusive). May to August are the cooler months and May to October dry months. This makes game viewing easier because there is less foliage and animals are drawn to water holes and rivers.
Canoeing and sunset cruises: are available all year round, although the water levels differ, these are generally gentle, tranquil experiences which may become a little more exciting in the period from August to December when the water is lower.
Birding, Newborn Animals and Plant identification: April to November
Tiger and Nembwe Bream Fishing: June to December
Good Weather: April to September (October is usually also known for clear weather, but can get quite hot)
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CHUNDU ISLAND
• No internet access
• No Air conditioning
• No hairdryers due to solar power
• No credit cards accepted
• No wheelchair access
• No telephones