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Chundukwa River Lodge

With Victoria Falls on the doorstep, a choice of dining locations and in-house entertainment, Avani Resort is a vibrant place to stay.


Livingstone, Zambia

Accommodation Type

Resort Hotel

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide


Chundukwa River Lodge

Avani is a popular resort on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. The location is superb, you’re just a five minute walk away from the falls, and guests have free access to this natural wonder throughout their stay.

There’s plenty going on here, both on site and further afield. For families there’s a Kiddies club and there is also on on-site activities desk where you can book all the exiting tours and experiences on offer, be it a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls or white water rafting for the adrenalin seekers.

The resort is made up of a series of eight adobe-style buildings. They’ve been designed with hints of local culture and nature evident throughout. Bright mosaics, timber ceilings, and beautiful Zambian artworks and textiles add colour and texture.

Rooms at Avani are spacious and inviting. There’s in-room tea and coffee to start your day on your balcony or terrace. There’s a choice of room types, standard double or twin rooms, family rooms with extra space, superior rooms with a few extra touches such as express check-in, complimentary sparkling wine and then there are four Avani Suites which have a separate lounge and dining space so you can enjoy a private in-room meal after your day out exploring.

Chundukwa River Lodge Highlights

  • Wonderful river views
  • Explore on horseback
  • Tour Victoria Falls with a private guide
  • Private cottage for families
  • Meals and house drinks included
  • Free sunset cruise
  • Friendly owners and staff

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Chundukwa River Lodge

Chundukwa River Lodge


  • 5 chalets and a cottage
  • Open all year
  • Children aged 10 and over ages welcome at the lodge
  • Children of all ages are welcome at Chundu Cottage


  • Lounge-dining area
  • Plunge pool
  • Gardens
  • Stables
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free laundry service


  • Sunset river cruise
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and Livingstone
  • Walking in the gardens
  • Birdwatching
  • Horse riding (optional)
  • Village and school tour (optional)
  • Bush walks (optional)
  • Bike rides (optional)
  • Private game drive and walking safari in Zambezi National Park (optional)
  • Various activities at Victoria Falls (optional)

There are five chalets: Bee-eater, Honey-guide, Francolin, Kingfisher and Jacana.

Each is equipped with a wardrobe, shelves, luggage racks, battery charging points, kettle with tea and coffee, mosquito nets, fans, water flasks, safe, electric blankets for chilly nights, tissues, mosquito spray, dressing gowns, hair dryer and a bathroom with either a bath or shower, plus organic soap, shampoo and conditioner. All of the chalets have a king-size bed or twin beds, and two, Honey-guide and Jacana have space for two extra beds and can be used by families.

All the chalets are open at the front and face the Zambezi River.

Chundu Cottage is perfect for families (no minimum age limit) and groups of friends. It sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms, one of which is a loft room. Each bedroom can be configured as a double or twin. There are two bathrooms, an open plan lounge and kitchen, shaded veranda, open deck and swimming pool. There are child railings between the main deck and pool. The cottage is 20 metres back from the river, and a picnic table and chairs are set out by the riverside. The cottage has its own staff (chef, waiter and housekeeper). Guests staying here are welcome to use the lounge at the lodge and have access to the same activities.

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Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

“The lodge is made using traditional materials and methods such as clay bricks, sustainable reeds and Kalahari sand. Furniture is handmade by the owners and local craftspeople using recycled wood, metal and reeds. The lodge runs on hydro-electric and solar power. Spring water is available so guests can top up their own or the lodge’s refillable water bottles. The lodge supports the local community through employment, by providing funds to build the village pre-school and buying food from local farmers. “

And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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