Getting to Royal Chundu
We are set some 30 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls and 50 kilometres from Livingstone International Airport in Zambia. GPS Co-ordinates: 17°50'37.0"S 25°24'59.1"E | Closest Airport: Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (HMNIA, former Livingstone International Airport)
Arriving and Departing
A lodge representative meets all guests at Livingstone International upon arrival to transfer them in a private, air-conditioned minibus to River Lodge (45 – 50 minutes). Island Lodge is followed by a short boat trip (5 – 10 minutes). The transfer to Livingstone International Airport departs each lodge according to flight times. We can also collect guests from Kasane Airport (BBK) and Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) at an additional transfer cost.
From Kazungula – Turn right to go to Livingstone and continue for about 10 km where you will see the Royal Chundu board on the right side of the road. Turn right and follow the boards for 11km to the lodge.
From Livingstone – Take the road to Katima Mililo (Nakatindi Road) and continue for about 50km and the Royal Chundu board will be on your left hand side. Turn left and follow the boards for 11km to the lodge.
From the Victoria Falls border post – Drive into Livingstone town (about 8km) on the Mosi-oa-Tunya road. Opposite the Shoprite Mall take the Nakatindi Road to your left. Follow that road for about 50km and you will see the Royal Chundu board on your left. Turn left and follow the boards for 11km to the lodge.
Daily flights run from Johannesburg to Livingstone International Airport on the following carriers: British Airways, Kulula, and South African Airways. Monday - Saturday (excl Thurs) direct flights run from Nelspruit (MQP/KMIA) to Livingstone on SA Airlink.
A return transfer between Livingstone International Airport and the Lodge is included in the accommodation packaged rates. Any alternative transfer can be arranged with central reservations at an additional cost. A lodge representative will meet all guests at Livingstone International Airport.
South African residents and SADC passport holders do not need a visa, but require a valid passport to enter Zambia. All non-SADC passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia. Visas can be purchased upon arrival at Livingstone at +- US$ 50 per visa. It is recommended that a dual-entry visa is purchased at a cost of +- US$ 80 to allow one to either enter Zimbabwe or Botswana for some of the activities on offer. Certain countries are not permitted to obtain visas at the port of entry and must apply in advance to a Zambian Mission or directly to the Chief Immigration Officer at Immigration Headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia.
The KAZA UNIVISA costs US$ 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit both countries multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders.
This visa is currently only available at these ports of entry in Zambia and Zimbabwe .