Chundu Island is a private oasis where nothing else seems to exist but the beauty of Zimbabwe’s natural habitat. Located 21 km upstream from the Victoria Falls, Chundu Island is 1.4 km of raw, natural beauty, culminating in a seasonal white soft sandy beach on the western tip of the island. Think “Seychelles meets Zambezi”, with eight spacious palm thatched en-suite rooms nestled beneath magnificent riverine trees. Each suite has its own private deck and perfect views overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and Zambezi National Park.
The range of activities offered reflects the prime location and the dedicated, knowledgeable staff on-hand. The best of both worlds are on offer here, with a combination of water activities and wildlife. Enjoy the privilege of barefoot island living, canoeing on the river, fishing, birding, game drives and walks, watching hippos and elephants come down to drink on the opposite bank, and stunning sunsets. Chundu provides the perfect foil to the bustling town’s excitement.
Why we like it here
Although seeing the falls is something that you should experience, it needn’t be your primary focus as there is so much more to explore in this area.
Indulge in island living – the lodge has sole access to 1.4 km of the mighty Zambezi River.
Experience both water and wildlife activities right on your doorstep.
Experience the Zambezi National Park in style.
Things to be aware of
Chundu Island is situated on a private island in the Zambezi National Park. It is an hour from Victoria Falls town. It is advisable to visit the falls either before or after settling in at Chundu, unless a 3 night stay is booked, giving guests an extra day to venture back into town to do a tour of the falls.
Children 6 years and older are welcome. For children under the age of 6, a special request is required so as to ensure that guests are familiar with the conditions and hazards associated with an island.
The maximum number of children under the age of 12 on the island at any one time is six.