Chundu – The Island Experience

If you have ever longed to escape to what feels like the end of the earth, Chundu Island is sure to be a dream come true. Situated on the mighty Zambezi River within Zimbabwe’s Zambezi National Park, this unique island puts you on the doorstep of Victoria Falls. Private, tranquil and teeming with wildlife, bird species, seasonal beaches, lush marshes and wetlands, towering riverine trees and open grasslands, Chundu offers an island experience like no other.

Accommodation here is provided within a luxurious lodge that is fully equipped to provide guests with a world-class experience. With a wide range of activities, on the water, within the island and within the Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls, Chundu Island is a destination that needs to be experienced in all of its magic.


Our virtual tour will give you a little taste of what to expect during your stay on this serene island.


Imagine being surrounded by a roaring river, within close reach of one of the world’s most dazzling waterfalls. Around you, abundant wildlife, bird species and vegetation flourishes. Take a walk around the island, looking out for monkeys and Nyala families, and spotting over 400 bird species such as African finfoot, Pel’s fishing owl, Shalow’s turaco and many others. Spend a day fishing from shore, catching and releasing or taking your fish to the lodge’s chefs to prepare for your dinner. Capture the many wonders on camera, sharing your adventures with friends and family on social media or preparing a lifetime of memories to share on your return.


If you are in need of a bit more adventure, you simply need to cross the river to find yourself in one of the top wildlife reserves in Africa. The Zambezi National Park offers regular game drives that offer the chance to see big game species and other sights. Fishing charters on the Zambezi River are also offered, along with sunset river cruises, canoe excursions and many other fun activities. You can also try a day tour to the famous Victoria Falls – named Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’ by locals. A helicopter ride offers a truly unique way to take in the sights of the falls, Zambezi and island from above, spotting game below and seeing the falls in all of its thundering beauty.


At the lodge, you will not have to worry about boredom setting in anytime soon. A host of facilities are on offer to guests, ranging from a luxurious spa that offers massage and other pampering treatments, to a swimming pool overlooking the bush, a large deck that is ideal for outdoor relaxation and sundowners, a spacious lounge and bar area, an Island Shop that stocks gifts for loved ones back at home, a wine cellar, professional chefs, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a seasonal beach, and just eight suites to further enhance the sense of privacy. Of these suite, six are fitted with private decks, while two family suites, also with their own decks, are also offered.

Whether planning a honeymoon, romantic break, family holiday or well-deserved holiday in Zimbabwe, Chundu Island is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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