Zambia

Zambia is situated mainly on a vast central plateau, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers - as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe. Most of the country has a mild, pleasant climate, while the river valleys are hotter and more humid; the extreme north becomes tropical on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of Zambia's ten large lakes. While Lusaka is the country's capital, Livingstone, just ten kilometres from the Falls, is more well known to adventurous travellers.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Vantage points include the Falls Bridge, Devils Pool and the Lookout Tree, all of which command panoramic views across the Main Falls. Various accommodation options located on the banks of the Zambezi River provide a unique accommodation experience one will never forget. Let us make this "Bucket List" item dream come tue by contacting one of our specialist safari consultants to assist you with the detailed planning of your holiday.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel    

On the banks of the Zambezi River, Royal Livingstone Hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style, and offers unforgettable adventures. All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir David Livingstone. Partake in charming high tea rituals, and later sundowners on a deck overlooking Victoria Falls. Savour African and European fine dining, followed by nightcaps under the stars with undeniably the finest Livingstone hotel in the region.

Avani Vitoria Falls    

Get wild in the heart of Africa, with the iconic Victoria falls at your doorstep.  We put you at the centre of the action, so you can explore, discover or just relax and let us take care of all the details that matter. Whether it's for family fun or taking care of your business, AVANI Victoria Falls offers contemporary comforts and uncontested convenience, all just five minutes’ walk from Victoria Falls. Work, rest, stay and play in AVANI signature style for dazzling days and enchanting nights. With everything from indulgent African feasts to casual café snacks you'll find what you're craving at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort. Our selection of international flavours and local specialities will satisfy the most particular palate. It's about you, and you can count on us to deliver exceptional culinary experiences whether you choose to dine at one of our restaurants, pool-side or bed-side.

 

Toka Leya Camp    

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya Camp is splendidly situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Twelve spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including three family tents) with expansive decks soak up the dramatic views and active wildlife. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.

The camp’s generous dining, lounge and bar areas offer scenic relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, a sundeck for sumptuous meals and a convivial fire pit for night-time gatherings. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with all our guests, especially the younger ones!

 Highlights

  • Situated just 12 kilometres from the world-renowned Victoria Falls
  • The area offers many activities including safaris, fishing on the Zambezi and adrenalin-pumping adventures
  • Hippo, crocodile and elephant are regularly seen near camp

Toka Leya is a Wilderness Safaris Classic Camp

Royal Chundu River Lodge    

The first and only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, Royal Chundu is more than merely a place to rest your head. It is an adventure in itself, a private getaway on the Zambezi imbued with the spirit of Zambia. A spirit both wild and graceful. A spirit that inspires and welcomes. We invite you to retreat to our private stretch of the Zambezi to discover yourself and reunite with loved ones through a different culture and land.

This luxurious African experience overlooks the unspoiled expanse of the Zambezi River and the Zimbabwean savanna of the Matetsi Private Game Reserve beyond. River Lodge is the main hub at Royal Chundu and the larger of the two lodges. There are 10 magnificent and spacious river-front suites, each of which is thatched and opens on to private decks with uninterrupted river views. Each suite has a double shower and a king-size bed, while the lodge has a beautiful boma for outdoor evening meals and a dining room for intimate indoor occasions. There are so many ways to experience the largest curtain of falling water in the world – a title granted due to the Falls’ width (a hefty 1,708 metres or 5,604 ft) and height (a towering 108 metres or 354ft). Slip through the Zambezi’s ravine on a white-water rafting cruise or fly overhead in a microlight or helicopter – a chopper ride you can continue to our private helipad at Royal Chundu.

Royal Chundu Island Lodge   

Tucked within the privacy and exclusivity of the Katombora Island and protected by the Katombora rapids, this lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway. Absorb the pulse of the river from private decks and spacious rooms, surrounded by the island's unique baobabs and two thousand year old Jackalberry trees. There are four magnificent villas at Island Lodge and an intimate boma area for outdoor evening meals, two lounges, a dining room, and an infinity pool. Cobalt blues and natural browns form the colour palette for the lodge and villas.

There are so many ways to experience the largest curtain of falling water in the world – a title granted due to the Falls’ width (a hefty 1,708 metres or 5,604 ft) and height (a towering 108 metres or 354ft). Slip through the Zambezi’s ravine on a white-water rafting cruise or fly overhead in a microlight or helicopter – a chopper ride you can continue to our private helipad at Royal Chundu.