Royal Zambezi Lodge

Accommodation Suppliers

Lower Zambezi
Member Number: 201141 Tel: +260 (0) 21 127 8248/(0) 97 948 6618

Royal Zambezi Lodge was designed by a family with in-depth knowledge and love of Africa, its heritage and its wildlife. Our vision is to help people, from anywhere across the globe, enjoy the best that Africa has to offer with no compromises in either comfort or well-being.

Set against the breathtaking mountain backdrop of the Zambezi Valley Escarpment, our two-hundred-hectare domain, located within the Chiawa Game Management Area, has three and a half kilometres of unspoiled river frontage on the northern bank of the Zambezi River.  We are situated directly across the river from Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Zimbabwe side and just minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park. Your 5-star accommodation has been painstakingly constructed to retain and enhance the lodge’s unique bush setting while taking advantage of our prime positioning on the mighty Zambezi River and ensuring we capture every glimmer of sunrise from your room.

The lodge offers the perfect combination of contemporary, simplistic style and extreme comfort while providing a pure wilderness experience.

With lions roaring in the distance and hippos snorting in the river, the luxurious thatched suites, elegant design and gourmet cuisine of Royal Zambezi Lodge furnish a perfect base from which to explore this wild and beautiful area. There are no fences around the lodge, and our regular guests include elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and a myriad of bird species coming to visit. Gap, the elephant, is just one of the residents, like Dave the crocodile and Jonathina the Giant Kingfisher, whom we hope you will meet!

Our website has been designed in a way that offers you a small glimpse into our story, our people and the untouched wilderness we are so lucky to call home.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Royal family.

Where we operate

  • Zambia

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Music tours
  • Art tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris


09 February 2021

Zambia: Royal Zambezi Lodge offers same-day COVID testing in the Lower Zambezi

For any guests that require PCR Covid-19 tests during their safari in the Lower Zambezi to get back to their country of origin, we are able to provide convenient testing with same-day results at Royal Zambezi Lodge.

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01 July 2020

Harvesting the Sun in the Lower Zambezi

Continuing the lodge's ongoing sustainability goals, Royal Zambezi Lodge has announced the completion of an ambitious solar project: Royal is now 100% solar! With an impressive 360 solar panels, a 150kva inverter and 2x 100kw batteries, the team have used this time to upskill and work together to achieve this green initiative during the standstill in global travel.

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18 December 2019

Luggage allowance for Zambian flights increase

The luggage allowance applicable to travel routes between Lusaka, Lower Zambezi (Royal Airstrip), Livingstone and Mfuwe on RZL flights has increased with immediate effect. The new luggage limit of 15kg's check-in luggage plus 5kg's hand luggage is valid on all flights going forward during all seasons. Operated by Royal Zambezi Lodge, these flights are open for general consumption between all of the routes as mentioned above.

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14 August 2019

Royal Zambezi Lodge facilitates support for wildlife during the Lower Zambezi food shortage

Royal Zambezi Lodge (RZL) in Zambia's Lower Zambezi has recently joined hands with First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FQM), Zambia's largest overseas investor, to provide fodder and salt licks for the herbivores in the Country's Lower Zambezi protected areas. As the recent drought and lowest river level in many years show signs of wreaking havoc with animal populations, at RZLs suggestion FQM has stepped in to add a further helping hand to its already diverse range of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs).

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08 August 2019

Zambia - New Flights 2020: Lower Zambezi; South Luangwa; Livingstone

In 2018, Royal Zambezi Lodge launched “seat-in-plane” charter flights connecting Royal Airstrip, Livingstone and Lusaka for the 2019 safari season. We understand and appreciate that the journey is just as important as the destination and that is why making the Lower Zambezi National Park more accessible to the intrepid traveller, along with being able to connect to other local destinations around Zambia, is essential to a holistic African experience.

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04 February 2019

New Scheduled Charter Flights, Zambia: Lusaka – Livingstone – Lower Zambezi

Royal Zambezi Lodge are excited to announce the launch of scheduled charter flights to connect passengers to Royal Airstrip and the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. As an accommodation provider in the Lower Zambezi, the company identified the need to improve access for travellers wanting to connect between Livingstone, Royal Airstrip and Lusaka.

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13 January 2016

Lower Zambezi National Park is now the World’s first Carbon Neutral National Park

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - BioCarbon Partners (BCP), supported through the USAID Community Forests Program (CFP), in partnership with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), and Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), are proud to announce achieving the world’s first carbon neutral national park from operations in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. Following on the announcement of the global climate agreement at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015, this development illustrates commitme…

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15 July 2014

Free Domestic Return Flights

Royal Zambezi Lodge in Zambia announces free domestic return flights for weekend stays. With flights from Lusaka on a Friday & then either back to Lusaka or direct onto Livingstone on a Tuesday making it makes the perfect twin centre with Victoria Falls. Flights depart from Lusaka on a Friday at either 09.30 or 16.00 and  then fly onto Livingstone on Tuesdays departing at 09.00 or return back to Lusaka at 12.30.  This is for shoulder & peak season only. Contact reservations1@…

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