Each "chalet" here is a little private bedroom on stilts overlooking the river. The setting is wonderful. No mosquitoes in July -- but I can't speak for the warmer parts of the year! An electric blanket on the comfy big bed kept me toasty warm at night. The shower was hot, and I liked the rustic private bathroom. The meals were really excellent. I think the maximum number of guests is 10. All eat together, B&B style. The location is about 20 km outside of Livingstone, which is fine (I would not want to stay _in_ Livingstone). I took the village tour with Levy, and it was one of the highlights of my two months in Africa. I asked him hundreds of questions, and he patiently answered each one. I didn't feel like I should take photos because the village is so obviously NOT a tourist attraction. The staff at Chundukwa were very helpful and also not intrusive (I liked that). If you do not want to be insulated in a Disneyesque lodge with safari decor, but you can afford to step up to Chundukwa's prices, I highly recommend it. The manager can arrange any kind of sightseeing, etc., that you would like to do. I would recommend you cross the border to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls and also walk about the town there and visit the hotel. There is MUCH more to see there than on the Zambia side of the falls.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chundukwa River Lodge is an African Bush Lodge built on stilts overlooking the Zambezi river. It is beautifully situated with panoramic views of the river - upstream from the Victoria Falls. Offering the best of both worlds - only 30 min from the falls and far enough from Livingstone town to be away from the noise of helicopters and traffic. Essentially perfect for nature and bird lovers and for those who simply want to absorb the best of Africa. There are flights from Johannesburg and Lusaka every day and easy road access from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Our private thatched cottage is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a home on the Zambezi. It has 1 double en-suite bedroom, 1 double/twin bedroom and one child's bedroom, a second bathroom, an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shaded patio, deck and rock splash pool. The cottage comes fully staffed with a personal,waiter and house-keeper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chundukwa River Hotel Livingstone