The Royal Zambezi Lodge
The award-winning Royal Zambezi Lodge offers you an incredible experience of Zambia’s heartland, traversing untamed wilderness and vibrant ecosystems teeming with native fauna.
Flanked by the majestic Zambezi Valley Escarpment and cocooned on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, the lodge proudly resides on the edge of the UNESCO-designated Mana Pools National Park and is a stone’s throw away from the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Upon arrival, a host of premium accommodation awaits you. Sink into the luxurious comfort of the Royal Suites or experience the epitome of luxury in our Presidential suites, all nestled amidst lush greenery. What’s more, the lodge region is home to a myriad of wildlife, unfenced and free, ensuring unforgettable encounters right from the comfort of your suite.
Elephants, hippos, buffalos, lions, leopards, and more often amble through the Royal Zambezi grounds. Many are such regular visitors that our dedicated staff have affectionately named them, like Gap the Elephant, Dave the Crocodile, and Jonathina the Giant Kingfisher.
Your expedition with us is meticulously planned to harmonize with the rhythms of the wilderness, taking you on early morning, late afternoon, or even thrilling nocturnal game drives when the wildlife is at its most active. Your game drive safaris are aboard our all-terrain vehicles, equipped with sunshade roofs, warm ponchos for those crisp evening returns, and handheld spotlights for nighttime sightings. These excursions offer unobstructed panoramic views and swiftly transport you to promising wildlife locations, as reported by our expert guides over the onboard radio.
The nocturnal safaris hold the promise of sighting elusive creatures like leopards, civets, porcupines, genets, and aardvarks, providing an adrenaline-filled complement to the peaceful daytime trips. In fact, specially tailored excursions to spot leopards at night aren’t uncommon at Royal, underlining our commitment to customizing each guest’s experience.
Our array of activities goes beyond the traditional safari. Choose from bush walks, hikes, canoeing adventures, angling, birding, or community engagement, or take a serene river cruise. We take pride in our flexibility, so don’t hesitate to let us know how we can tailor your stay.
After your game drives and bush walks, don’t miss a chance to experience the Royal Zambezi Bush Spa, one of Zambia’s only bush spas. The minimalist design, inspired by the surrounding beauty, fosters a serene refuge to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
The Royal Zambezi Lodge, true to its commitment to luxury, wilderness, and sustainability, has earned several awards, demonstrating our dedication to providing exceptional safari experiences. We invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Zambia’s wildlife wonderland.