• Nearest Airport

    Royal Aerodrome with regular flights from Lusaka, Zambia

  • Location

    Chiawa Game Management Area – next to Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport of approximately 25 minutes.

  • Best time to travel

    Zambia predominantly has a wet (starting from November till April) and dry season (from around May to October) instead of summer and winter due to its sub tropical climate.  Most travelers prefer to visit towards the end of the wet season when the Falls are at their peak and the wildlife prolific.  During the dry season the Falls may dry up on the Zambian side and visitors will need to cross to the Zimbabwean for Fall viewing.

Located on the banks of the Zambezi River at one of its widest points, Royal Zambezi Lodge is a luxury property within the Chiawa Game Management area which neighbors the larger Lower Zambezi National Park.  It overlooks the famous Mana Pools World Heritage Site of Zimbabwe.  It’s a striking combination of style and comfort in a pristine bush environment.  The Royal Zambezi Lodge offers a great variety of activities, both on land and on the water in the company of qualified and enthusiastic guides, thanks to its beautiful location on the river banks.  Both bird and wildlife abound in the riverine ecosystem which makes it a photographer’s paradise.  With only 30 guests in house at a time, visitors can be assured of personal attention, great service and uncrowded activities in this beautifully remote part of Zambia.

Long Stay Special

Stay 4, Pay 3 during the Green Season from December to March. T&C’s apply

Free Flight Offer

Stay 4 nights over a weekende and receieve complimentary return flights to the Lodge.  Choice of Lusaka return or Lusaka to Lodge / Lodge to Livingstone on departure.  Shoulder & Peak season bookings only. T&C’s apply

Classic, Deluxe & Presidential Suites

Care has been taken to position each of the 15 canvas tents so that they enjoy beautiful views but also complete privacy.  Located under mature trees, the tents combine style and understated elegance to create a peaceful secluded retreat.  The Suites have en suite facilities and a shady veranda overlooking the river.  The Deluxe Suites have the extra luxury of an outdoor shower, plunge pool, private sala and a free standing copper bath.  The Presidential Suites have all of this in addition to a luxuriously large lounge area creating that true home away from home feeling.


Regardless of its remote location, Royal Zambezi Lodge prides itself on serving the highest level of cuisine to guests.  Start the day with a delicious breakfast whist overlooking the Lower Zambezi River.  Lunch can be either a gourmet picnic, so as to not interrupt a good day’s fishing or game drive, or a full gourmet outdoor buffet in the National Park.  Guests may choose to have a romantic dinner on the private deck of their Suite or sit around the roaring fire during cooler nights.


The location of the Royal Zambezi Lodge was carefully chosen so as to offer guests the biggest variety of activities to enjoy.  Highly experienced guides will accompany guests on their exploration of the Lower Zambezi National Park.  Guests can enjoy game drives – the best way to see predators and large herds of elephant and buffalo, fishing – the Lower Zambezi is well known for its Tiger fish, river safari, bush walks. mountain hiking, canoe safari, cultural village tour or simply do nothing at all and relax whilst soaking up this pristine wilderness environment.

What we think of it

Guests are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to the wide range of activities to be enjoyed in this private piece of African paradise