About This Accommodation
Island Lodge is the smaller and more private of the two lodges at Royal Chundu. Located on Katambura private island, the lodge is surrounded by the Zambezi River on both sides. The rooms at Island Lodge are much larger than River Lodge. This is a wonderful option for families as there are only four rooms. The rooms are also bigger so then can easily fit two children under 12 in one room. Each villa has a deck, a large open-air bath, a glass-walled double shower as well as air-conditioning, a fan, mosquito net and a king-size, extra-length bed.
We like Island Lodge better than the River Lodge, but the problem with Royal Chundu is the distance from the airport. If you are staying for several days or going to Kasane afterwards, its fine. The management at Chundu is from Zambia and they are also offering walks and community involvement. As a river destination, activities center around the water, and sunset cruises, birding, canoeing and fishing are available.