Chundu Island's tagline is "Zambezi meets the Seychelles", and rightfully so. Quietly nestled on a 1.4km island, right in the middle of the Zambezi River, it even has its own soft, sandy "beach".
The serene and intimate location of Chundu is its top-selling feature. Since it is only 21km from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side, it's perfect for those looking for a secluded Victoria Falls safari setting close to this iconic waterfall.
Being reachable only by boat, it's an ideal place to escape the tourist hordes. The ambience is rightfully soothing, and we love the laid-back look and feel of the private suites sheltered by the riverine trees which dot the island banks. Chundu's palm-thatched roofs complete that island feel, especially within the main lodge and bar area where you can experience the most majestic sunsets over the river. Dining happens almost anywhere you like, but mostly under the stars that fill the sky each night.
Along with soaking up the sublime delights of the island, there is no shortage of things to do – try some fishing, go birdwatching, try a secluded island walk, canoe along the river or set sail on a sunset cruise. Game drives are a must within the Zambezi National Park with plenty to see en route.