Project Description


Dates: Jan – Mar & Dec
Rates: from USD 546.00 per person per night

*Subject to availability
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Dates: Apr, May, Jun & Nov
Rates: from USD 670.00 per person per night


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Dates: July to October
Rates: from USD 979.00 per person per night

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  • Wildlife
  • River cruises
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Luxury safari lodge
  • Excellent guides


Royal Zambezi Lodge is a privately owned safari lodge located in the Chiawa Game Management Area just outside of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.  On the opposite side of the river lies Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Access is either by 4×4 from Lusaka or with commercial charter flights from either Livingstone or Lusaka.

Accommodation consists of 15 luxury tented chalets, of which 8 are Classic Suites, 4 Deluxe Suites and 3 Presidential Suites.  This 5 star lodge is set on a 200ha private concession with 3.5km of private river frontage.  There are no faces bordering the concession and wildlife is free to traverse throughout the property.

Due its amazing location and proximity to the Lower Zambezi National Park this is a choice destination for wildlife enthusiasts, fishermen, nature lovers, birders and photographers. 

Fishing is excellent from Royal as you have direct access to fish within the protected waters of the National Park.  Netting and commercial fishing is better regulated in the park giving one better opportunities of catching Tigerfish, Sharptooth catfish, Vundu. Chessa, Nkupi, Red-breast bream, Cornish Jack and many other species.

Wildlife viewing is excellent and one can expect to see large herds of Elephant and Buffalo, Lions, Leopards, Hyena, Side-striped Jackal, Waterbuck, Kudu, Eland, Reedbuck, Sable, Impala and much more. Elephants and Buffalo are often seen crossing the river to get to Islands to feed on greener pastures.  Wild dog are also present but can not be guaranteed.  

The surrounding landscapes, flora, Zambezi River, general wildlife and birdlife make this a photographers paradise.

Birdlife consists of over 300 species of bird.  

The guides are well trained and extremely knowledge in all facets and can assist professional service for enthusiastic fly-fisherman, avid fishermen, photographers, bird twitchers and general wildlife enthusiast’s.



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All meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beers & non premium drinks
Two activities per day
Private Guiding/Vehicle/Boat for all guests paying international rates
Transfers to and from Royal airstrip
VAT 16%
RZL airstrip passenger access fees
Single supplements apply
Emergency evacuation


  • National Park Entry Fees: $50 pp/per day – covers park entry, game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing as applicable
    Champagne & premium wine & spirits, imported beers – various prices
  • Fly Fishing – FOC for up to 2 pax, thereafter $50 per person per day due to the use of an extra boat (Max 2 pax per boat for fly fishing)
  • Cultural Village Visit – $50 per person
  • Late check out fee – $150 per person to cover lunch, extra activity. Use of room is not included
  • Departure Tax at Livingstone and Lusaka Airports – $16 pp/per departure payable directly by guest/s at relevant airports.
  • Safety Tax: $5 pp/per departure. This fee will be added to charter quotes/invoices and collected by relevant charter company
  • Spa
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Medical & travel insurance

Please note that National Park and other third party fees and taxes may be subject to change without notice

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