our LXRY! hotel selection
We have some criteria before we can call a hotel a LXRY! Selection Hotel. We want to be surprised, we need luxury and hospitality at a high level, we love the quality of food and the rooms, we think the location is super important, and….we want to memorize the hotel for a lifetime! So you will not find basic chain hotels that look similar in all countries but truly found local gems that are different and memorable.
EXPLORER LUXURY AT LIVINGSTONE HOTEL OVERLOOKING THE ZAMBEZI RIVER
Bask in graceful safari-style only steps from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Sweeping Zambezi River and savannah views stretch from every veranda as you relax in elegance.
Wake up to the sight of zebras wandering the Livingstone hotel grounds. Raise a glass at sunset to the marvelous waterfall thundering to its depths as you recline in style. Surrender to relaxation with spa therapies under the shade of monkey trees on the banks of the river.
The Royal Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to the Victoria Falls.
Wake up to the once-in-a-lifetime sight of wildlife roaming freely. Indulge in modern convenience enhanced with explorer era charm. With elegant design and private outdoor spaces, soak up nature’s wonder.
Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River
Six private Houses and five River Cottages nestle on the banks of the Zambezi River, accommodating two to five guests each. Enjoy luxury, romance, and a range of activities whilst being spoiled by a private valet.
There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. Take a short guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls. You can also enjoy the Falls from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island, and from the air. A wide range of activities is on offer during your stay at Tongabezi.
Visit Victoria Falls, enjoy an early morning Game Drive, drift down the Zambezi River on a Sunset Cruise, or book a romantic Sampan dinner floating out on the river. There are also some great activities for adrenaline junkies – white water rafting, elephant back safaris, microlight and helicopter flights, or the famous Victoria Falls bungee jump. Community-minded? Do visit the Tongabezi Trust School, Tujatane. The students are officially amongst the best performers in Zambia, regularly winning national drama, poetry, and traditional dancing competitions, and they’d love the chance to show off their skills.
An authentic Zambian experience that uplifts both traveler & community
Voted as the 4th Best Resort in Africa and 9th Best Resort in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, Royal Chundu sits on the banks of the Zambezi River which hugs the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This tranquil hideaway celebrates romance and family, tranquility in a secluded setting, unique adventures, and community empowerment.
Further downstream is the roaring, thundering, smoking Victoria Falls, only 30km away.
Zambia’s first and only Relais & Châteaux property, Royal Chundu encompasses two lodges, River Lodge and Island Lodge, both with views of the Zambezi. 10 exclusive River Lodge suites, set among the trees are nests of seclusion and peace. The charm and secrecy of the 4 spacious Island Lodge villas are accentuated by its location on the private Katombora island in the middle of the river, sheltered by rapids.
The larger of Royal Chundu’s two lodges, River Lodge scatters 10 suites along the riverfront with wooden decks ensuring intimate and serene views accompanied by uninterrupted privacy. These luxurious suites gaze across the Zambezi River and peer into neighboring Zimbabwe’s picturesque landscape. Thatched roofing and interior furnishings echo the Zambezi hues and accentuate the surrounding natural beauty. An outdoor boma for dinners around the fire as well as a lounge and bar encompass the main area. In close proximity to a helicopter pad, River Lodge is easily accessed and welcomes children.
Be transferred by boat to Katombora Island, wrapped in the watery embrace of the Zambezi. With only four spacious villas on the island, Royal Chundu’s Island Lodge illuminates tranquility, exclusivity and privacy. The well-appointed suites, splashed with cobalt blue and earthy palettes, open up onto private decks overlooking the river rapids. Refresh in the infinity pool and in the evenings relax in a riverfront bathtub – the perfect romantic getaway.
A nest of solitude and natural beauty
Voted as Zambia’s Leading Safari Lodge by the World Travel Awards for several years running, Royal Chundu is a celebration of hospitality, happiness, and homeliness, in a location that is full of wonder, goodness, and inspiration.
The first, and only Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia, Royal Chundu is a private immersion in the Zambezi and the spirit of Zambia. The two lodges sit just upstream from Victoria Falls and rest beside the gently flowing Zambezi River. Royal Chundu River Lodge holds private access to a secluded 15km stretch of waterway, while the remote Island Lodge sits on the private Katombora Island, 4km upstream, and is bookmarked by two protective rapids.
unrivaled views and exclusivity
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometers upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
Named after Dr. David Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms, providing unrivaled views and exclusivity. Accommodation is in twelve Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways. There are also two private Chuma houses, each with two bedrooms.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma comprises 12 heavenly tree houses connected by wooden walkways, perched in giant ebony trees overlooking a particularly racy bend in the Zambezi River.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma also has 2 private houses, each with two bedrooms and decks with plunge pools, these rooms are perfect for families.
Twelve luxury treehouses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi. And if the fancy takes you, enjoy a private dinner on your deck, while the sounds of the bush provide enchanting background music.
Built on two levels, the main lodge consists of an elevated bar, lounge and open air dining area, curio shop and swimming pool. Full English and continental breakfast are served and a snack menu is available all day. The elegant shaded deck offers fantastic bird’s eye views across the river. And last but not least, when all the excitement of the day has caught up, a revitalizing spa treatment is the order of the day.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4 x 4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders. The park has elephants, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers, and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot.