Chundu Island Camp is located 21km from Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls. The island is only accessible by boat. It is superbly positioned on the Zambezi River, allowing guests to experience Africa in its purest state. Guests to the island can expect complete peace and privacy. The camp is intimate and serene, with just six comfortable and elegant rooms lining the river bank. Activities included at your stay at the camp are game drives, game walks, canoeing on the Zambezi, fishing and sunset cruises.
Day 1 - 3: Victoria Falls
On arrival at Victoria Falls airport you will be met and transferred to the brand new Chundu Island Lodge for the next three nights. Chundu Island is found 21km upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls and forms part of the Zambezi National Park. Chundu Island is a stunning 1.4km long island on the Zambezi River, incorporated in the Zambezi National Park.There is so much to do at Chundu, making the most of the mighty Zambezi River, the stunning island setting and of course the Zambezi National Park. For those seeking a bit of a thrill, take a walk on the wild side walking in the National Park with an armed professional guide, looking out for big and small game – or set off downriver in an inflatable canoe, spotting elephants drinking from the banks while steering clear of inquisitive hippos and crocodiles. For the curious, consider morning or evening game drives in the park and fishing or bird walks on the island. And, when you’ve had enough excitement for the day, what about relaxing at the pool overlooking the river and park, an in-room massage and a sunset cruise on the water with cocktails and snacks.
Chundu Island offers both early morning and late afternoon safari drives. Safari drives are conducted in specially adapted open Landcruisers, with experienced and qualified guides. Safari drives take place in the Zambezi National Park, which together with the Victoria Falls National Park extends over an area of 56 000 hectares. A typical morning drive includes an early start with a fresh cup of coffee or tea and a snack, and a short ferry ride across the river to the park. From there your guide will drive you through the park for approximately 2.5 hours exploring the scenic beauty of this beautiful park while looking out for the numerous species that inhabit this area. Your guide will interpret animal behavior and interactions. In the late afternoon after a light tea, you can enjoy an afternoon safari drive, returning to the lodge on time for a sunset drink at the bar, or on the evening cruise.
Discover the thrill of walking through the Zambezi National Park with an armed guide, either in the early morning or late afternoon, studying the fascination of nature, while keeping an eye out for some of the bigger animals that populate this area, including elephant, warthogs, various antelope, buffalo, lion and even the elusive leopard.
Canoeing on the Zambezi
Paddle down the mighty Zambezi for a couple of hours under the watchful eye of your qualified river guide. Comfortable and steady inflatable canoes seat two, making it a wonderful activity for a couple to share. Look out for elephants drinking from the shore, and of course hippos and crocodiles. This experience transforms from serene to exciting and back again in no time at all.
Take a relaxed cruise in style as the sun descends in splendid multi-hued reflection on the surface of the Zambezi. Enjoy a drink and snacks on our comfortably furnished open air barge as you enjoy the enchanting tranquility of dusk enveloping the island.
Fish from the island or putter upstream on our fishing boat, trying your hand at catching the pugnacious Nembwe Bream or take on the tussling Tigerfish – we supply rods and tackle. While our chefs will be delighted to prepare a fish you’ve caught for you to eat, all fish that are not going to be eaten must be returned to the water. We are proud supporters of catch and release fishing.
Today you are transferred to the airport for your flight onwards.
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Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, twice daily activities, all meals, alcoholic drinks, transfers.
Flights, visa costs, meals not specified, optional excursions, gratuities and personal expenses.