Where luxury meets the wild Royal Zambezi is the perfect lodge to stay at on the Lower Zambezi if you fancy high comfort levels whilst experiencing all that the area has to offer. Including some of the best fishing on the river, a great bush spa and plunge pools for each luxury room, the lodge is also the favourite hang out spot for the elephants in the area! You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own room to spot wildlife.
“One of the originals, they are brilliant; from personal service to some of the best guidesI’ve had! The addition of the hide and waterhole next to the lodge has just upped their already high standard! We managed to see a tiny baby elephant just after it had been born- magical!”
– Last visited by Chloe McCormack, marketing & sales – November 2019
“Royal Zambezi is one of those places where it really feels like home with exceptional attention to detail and a wonderful personal touch. It is somewhere I would go back again and again!”
– Mike Varndell, managing founder – November 2018
LOW Season: 1 Jan – 31 May & 1 – 31 Dec
HIGH Season: 1 Jun – 30 Nov
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation
The Royal Zambezi is in a class of its own. I imagine most if not all the guests arrive by airplane provided by the Royal Zambezi Charter Company, a great introduction in itself. After landing we were greeted by the staff and after a quick filling out of forms, we went to our rooms. The filling out of forms involved one of the local elephants coming onto the grounds and looking at us while we filled in those forms. The Royal Zambezi is a gem. If you are contemplating the trip of a lifetime, this is a great candidate for one of the stops.
My wife and I were a part of the motley crowd of 30 people that spent 2 nights at the Royal Zambezi Lodge last week on an exciting fishing expedition. The list of compliments are endless, but I would highlight a few that remarkably stood out.
• Despite being vegetarians, the chef’s culinary talents caressed our appetites with passion.
• The ethnic vibrancy of the lodge’s interiors, levitates you to a bygone era of simplicity.
Our stay at Royal for four nights was an absolute dream from the moment we arrived with the royal airplane it was an experience we will never forget luxury really does meet the wild at Royal and the food the rooms the staff is all out of this world top class and nothing less, we would definitely return to this paradise for great tiger fishing excellent game viewing and delicious food.