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Zambia Safari Special: Stay 4, pay 3 at Royal Zambezi Lodge in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

Royal Zambezi Lodge sundowners 
Stay 3, pay 2 or Stay 4, pay 3 (Can be combined with Honeymoon Special & not combinable with any other specials at Royal Zambezi)
Valid: All year in 2020
If this is your honeymoon, you can combine our honeymoon package at Royal Zambezi Lodge too.
Royal Zambezi Lodge with elephants 
Royal Zambezi Lodge, a spacious but intimate privately owned lodge, situated in Zambia on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River just minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park and directly opposite Zimbabwe’s famous Mana Pools World Heritage Site. Royal offers the ultimate in luxury and cuisine while enjoying and participating closely in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.
Royal provides the perfect romantic setting for honeymoon couples, while its customized family suite works perfectly for family holidays. There is lots of space for all to enjoy their unique stay. The central building and individual private suites are designed to let nature play a leading role in ensuring the relaxed pace and magical experiences are enjoyed by guests.
Our property extends over 200 hectares of the Chiawa Game Management Area on the northern bank of the Zambezi River with its own 3.5 kms of unspoiled river frontage and the scenic mountain backdrop of the valley escarpment. Royal is directly opposite the World Heritage Site, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe and minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park.
As the setting of the lodge is so special and unique we have kept the lodge in keeping with the bush while still providing you 5 Star accommodation. The lodge finds the perfect balance between contemporary, simplistic style and extreme comfort offering a completely unspoiled wilderness experience.
Royal Zambezi Lodge safari lions
With lions roaring in the distance and hippos snorting nearby, the luxurious thatched suites, elegant design and gourmet cuisine of Royal Zambezi Lodge provide a perfect base from which to explore this wild and beautiful area. There are no fences around the lodge and we have regular guests including elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and many types of birds coming to visit. We also have a few residents who I am sure you will meet – like Yale the elephant, Dave the crocodile and Jonathan the giant kingfisher!
The 15 airy canopied canvas tents nestle under mature trees, and each is positioned for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views and complete privacy (7 Presidential and 8 Deluxe Suites).
The 8 Deluxe Suites offer the perfect combination of contemporary comfort and understated elegance. The airy canopied canvas and thatched tents nestle under mature trees, and each positioned for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views and complete privacy. Natural tones, luxurious textures and comfortable armchairs create a secluded retreat. Extra length sprung mattresses with pure cotton linen and fine down pillows ensure a perfect night’s rest. Each suite provides a private plunge pool in which to cool down while overlooking the mighty Zambezi River.
The Presidential suites (156m2, deck = 39m2 & outside living area=90) epitomize the luxury safari experience. Being large with your own private sitting room, they offer space & privacy whilst allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the wilderness that surrounds them. With private pools, outside showers, baths and private salas, the suites provide ultimate luxury and are ideal for families (an extra bed can easily be accommodated), honeymoon couples, special occasion holidays, or for those who simply want to experience Zambia’s finest safari accommodation.
The dedicated family unit consists of two Deluxe suites (6 & 7) which offer a shared seating area between the rooms for the whole family to enjoy. The two suites are strategically placed closest to the main area to provide peace of mind to parents with younger children preferring a shorter (escorted) walk between their suite and the central area.

The separate suites are enclosed and safe enough for children to enjoy their own suite with parents staying in the suite next door. However, we are happy to accommodate one parent sharing Deluxe 6 with a child and the other parent sharing Deluxe 7 with another child upon request. We also have 3 Presidential suites on offer for families wanting to be under one roof, with the addition of extra beds and mosquito nets for the comfort of the entire family. These suites have been designed as a large open plan home-away-from-home and befitting of the wilderness surroundings.
Royal Zambezi Lodge Presidential Suites
The eight deluxe suites (62m2, deck = 20m2 & outside living area =22m2) have private pools, a day bed (sala) and an inside and outside bathroom (shower and copper bath) giving guests the choice of showering inside or under the stars. The airy canopied canvas suites nestle under mature trees, and each is positioned for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views and complete privacy.
Royal Zambezi Lodge Deluxe Suites
Rates for Royal Zambezi Lodge
(in US$)
January - May 2020
& December 2020
June - November 2020
PER ADULT SHARING TEENAGERS (12-16 yrs old) CHILDREN (8-11 yrs old, sharing with adult) PER ADULT SHARING TEENAGERS (12-16 yrs old) CHILDREN (8-11 yrs old, sharing with adult)
8 X DELUXE ROOMS 590 453 295 899 690 450
7 x PRESIDENTIAL/HONEYMOON SUITES 793 609 397 999 767 500
FAMILY UNIT (2 adults and 2 children between 8 & 16 yrs) *** 1928 2938
CHILDREN aged 2 - 7 years old (ON REQUEST): 25% of adult rate
INFANTS Under 2 yrs old (ON REQUEST): Free of Charge
***Family Unit consists of 2 Deluxe rooms next to each other with a shared outside lounge/play area. Rate based on 2 adults and 2 children between 8 & 16 yrs. 3rd child will attract a $150 per night surcharge. Presidential Suites can also be used as a Family Unit option for parents with younger children. Please request quote for any other family combo.

Rates include:
All meals, soft drinks, teas & coffees, house wines, local beers & non premium drinks,
Two activities per day (Age restrictions: No U12 yrs old for Canoeing & Walking Safaris),
Transfer from Royal airstrip,
Complimentary 15min foot/hand massage at the award-winning Royal Bush Spa,
Private Guiding/Vehicle/Boat,
Green Levy,
VAT 16%.

Rates exclude:
Park entry fees (currently USD 85 per person per day of entry) - covers park entry, game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing as applicable,
Spa Treatments,
Additional activities and fishing tackle etc,
Champagne & premium wine & spirits,
Jeki Airstrip Transfer/Activity - $70 per person one-way - includes transfer & National Park fees for half day activity. Approx 1.5 hr transfer or 2-3 hr activity
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The open plan reception area, dining room and lounge have classic architectural lines and lofty thatched roofs. Two enormous fireplaces, comfortable sofas and armchairs, white linen tablecloths and cheerful personalised service create a haven of easy luxury. A wide copper-roofed verandah provides an informal space for al fresco dining or taking tea in the afternoon. Timber decks extend over the river shallows, perfect for fine dining under the stars, or sitting around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African night. During the day, the decks overlook a reed bed, a fascinating micro-ecology affording close study of bird and fish life as well as elephant, hippo and buffalo.

In the evenings guests gather at the legendary Sausage Tree Bar, unquestionably the best watering hole on the river. Built around an ancient tree, its timber deck extends right out over the swiftly flowing channel, the perfect spot for sipping an ice cold G & T while the sun sets in a fiery spectacle. Next to the bar is a long oval infinity pool set in a stunning natural timber deck, the perfect place for cooling off with a tall cocktail or sun tanning next to the river after a morning game drive.

Meals are made from the finest fresh ingredients, dinner is served at either the long banquet table or at private tables under the stars, whilst breakfast and lunch may be served in the lodge or as a picnic during a morning of activities. For a special occasion, Royal Zambezi Lodge is happy to offer a candlelit dinner with a difference - on an island in the Zambezi – or in the African bush.

One of the only bush spa’s in Zambia, Royal’s spa facilities include two air conditioned treatment rooms, an outdoor treatment area, an aroma filled steam room, a Jacuzzi and a refreshing plunge pool. The therapeutic sessions offer an ideal retreat for guests wanting to escape their busy lives and experience a way of living often neglected. While the sights and sounds of the wild lull you into a state of complete relaxation and peace, breathe in the fresh bush air to awaken your senses and revitalize your mind, body and soul.

The location for Royal Zambezi Lodge was chosen particularly for the wide variety of activities available, including fishing, fly-fishing, game viewing, sunset river cruises, professionally guided canoeing trips, open vehicle guided drives, night drives and walking safaris.
Fishing: The Lower Zambezi offers one of the finest freshwater angling experiences in the world. Species found here are Chessa, Nkupe, Bream, Vundu, Barbel and of course the famous Tiger fish! The best time for Tiger Fish is during our hot months between September and March. Expert resident guides take fishing excursions on new, fully-fitted aluminium boats and knowledgeable boatmen know where all the good spots are. For guests who are new to fishing or fly-fishing, our guides provide expert instruction and assistance. Rods, tackle and flies are provided although enthusiasts may bring their own. All fishing is on a catch and release basis.

Game viewing: The lodge is surrounded by a game management area which offers fantastic game viewing in open woodland, grassy floodplains and riverine forest. The Lower Zambezi National Park, only five minutes drive away, is home to huge herds of Elephant and Buffalo, and offers frequent and reliable Lion and Leopard sightings. Our guides are qualified and enthusiastic, and between them have over 50 years of experience guiding in the Zambezi Valley.
The river is an ideal place to view wildlife and bird-life. Clients can opt for open vehicle drives, night drives, bush walks in the area or boat trips for game-viewing. Enjoy Walking Safaris, Photographic Safaris and Birding Safaris - the riverine ecosystem hosts spectacular birdlife.

Sunset River Cruises: Enjoy the true majesty and tranquillity of the Zambezi River with drinks on a sunset river cruise.

Canoeing Trips:
One of the best ways to experience the true beauty of the river and get up close to animals on the river banks. Our guides are experienced and qualified for canoe safaris, and have a vast knowledge of the wildlife and bird-life of the area.There are few things more relaxing than drifting gently down the river in a canoe. Whether you are exploring the water-hyacinth studded channels, getting up close to elephant, buffalo and hippo, or bird watching, this is the best way to experience the Zambezi. Guides will take you out on morning, evening or full day excursions.
Cultural Village tour – Visitors to Chiawa Cultural Village will be able to experience the rich heritage of the Goba community, how the Goba live in the Lower Zambezi, performance arts, Zambian cuisine and more.
Mountain Hiking – with the mountain backdrop to the Lower Zambezi National Park a variety of walks and climbs can be arranged with our guides – some which will put you to the test and others which will simply provide mild exercise.

Royal Zambezi Lodge is accessible by regular scheduled flights and charter flights from Lusaka (25mins). Flights land at the newly upgraded and surfaced Royal Aerodrome which is 5 minutes drive from the Lodge. Alternatively, flights land at Jeki Airstrip and a road transfer would be arranged (see below). Access by road takes a minimum of 5 hours from Lusaka requiring a four wheel drive.

Take full advantage of everything on offer, stays at Royal Zambezi Lodge should be a minimum of 4-5 nights.
CLIMATE: The climate on the Lower Zambezi can vary greatly. It is generally cool and dry from April to August, hot and dry from September to December and wet and humid from January to March.
TEMPERATURES: Minimum temperatures around 14ºC, maximum 40ºC.
MEDICAL: The lodge is covered by Medical Air Rescue Services, boats and vehicles are equipped with medical aid kits and the lodge managers are paramedic qualified. As the lodge is situated in a malarial area, it is strongly advised that clients take malaria prophylactics before and after their stay at the Lodge.
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