Besides the other guests, you may even be lucky enough to welcome hippo, buffalo, lion and leopard into camp. (Don’t stress it. You’re perfectly safe.) Your lodge guides are well trained and will escort you to and from the main areas to your tent at all times. This is what being on safari is all about.
Inside the Chiawa Game Management Area, along the northern bank of the Zambezi River, you’re privy to 3,5km of unspoilt river frontage. Opposite the Mana Pools National Park and against a backdrop of the Zambezi Valley ridge. Ideally located, you are minutes away from the Lower Zambezi National Park and all the incredible sightings you are bound to experience. This is prime wildlife area. A whole 200 hectares of it. Wow!
All it takes is a 30 minute flight by small aircraft from Lusaka to Royal Airstrip and you are touching down for a safari the moment you arrive. Possible too by boat or by road if you're up to the 70km of sensationally slow-going jeep track. If this doesn't shout middle-of-nowhere then your hearing aid needs testing. This is one of Zambia’s best areas for game viewing.
Royal Zambezi Lodge is family owned and intimate. So if the abundance of wildlife isn’t enough to blow you away, the hospitality on offer sure will win you over. Head out into the bush on numerous activities with your lodge guide or simply do nothing, a strong recommendation here. Stay longer to do it all. You’ll be sorry if you don’t. Family friendly (for children from age 8), there’s loads to keep the kids busy too.
Stop during a boat cruise to play on a sand bank, angle for smaller species than the fierce tiger fish or custom your game drive to keep the young ones entertained. Want to enjoy a romantic dinner? No problem. You can leave the kids sound asleep in your suite watched over by security guards. Meal times can be tailored for the kids and the menu too. After a day of activities and a full belly, they'll sleep like a dream. Win win.
Family Suite (suitable for two adults and three children under 12): Two deluxe suites, closest to the main area, with a shared lounge; en-suite bathrooms; extra-large double beds per suite; pool and river views; verandah; private plunge pool.
Eight tented Deluxe Suites: En-suite bathroom; extra length king-size bed; pure cotton linens; private verandah with views and plunge pool.
Seven Presidential Suites (perfect for honeymooners): en-suite bathroom with outside shower and copper bath tub; private verandah with river views; shaded day beds; plunge pool and large lounge area.
Reception; dining room; Sausage Tree bar; lounge with fire place; outside fire pit; library; WiFi; viewing deck; infinity pool; rowing machine; Spa; curio shop of local crafts; kids corner
Children policy of 8 years and older. Younger children on request only.
Game drives; bush walks and hiking; canoeing; angling; birding; river cruises and community conservation.
Being so serene, there’s even an activity called DNA (Do Nothing At All). A special they offer and one you’ll likely find yourself delving into. There’s nothing wrong with that. This is what holidays are made of. Why not stay longer? Add a spa treatment. Sounds just right!