Part of the love affair we have with travel is the discovery of the unknown. The new. We hunger after that first glimpse, touch, taste. Like witnessing Victoria Falls for the first time, or savouring a dish so intriguing, your tastebuds take on a life of their own.
We aspire to serve dishes that you won’t find anywhere else, dishes with a distinctly Zambian flavour, from our poached seasonal cumquats and watermelon feta salad, to our berry-smoked quail. Savour the region through dishes created by our insightful chefs, who not only use ingredients from the land around us, but who hail from Zambia themselves.
All our fresh supplies are sourced from farms within a 3 km radius of Royal Chundu, not only to minimise our carbon footprint, but to provide income for our local community and ensure authenticity through freshness and taste. Our freshly-caught fish, namely bream, are bought from local fishermen while our own free-range chickens provide our eggs. All water at Royal Chundu is recycled and purified on the premises and all biodegradable waste is disposed of sustainably via our wormery, which feeds our vegetable garden.
Wining & Dining
Dining at Royal Chundu is an integral part of your experience with us. Meandering teak walkways lead to the main lodge, where pan-African and international cuisine is prepared by our Executive Chef, including a traditional tasting menu, where every dish is paired with one of South Africa’s celebrated wines. Both our lodges have indoor dining areas and viewing decks for outdoor meals beside the Zambezi.
Enjoy a traditional Zambian evening dining outside in Chief’s Boma, our lodge barbeque area. Dinner is cooked on open-flames and includes many local delicacies, while Zambian drumming and Makishi dancers, the masked dancers of Zambia, provide the entertainment.
Delight in the privacy of your own suite with in-room dining. Weather permitting, experience lunch or dinner on a private boat cruise or on a picnic, complete with a table set with silver on a Persian rug on the riverbank.
There are full bar facilities on the mainland and on the island for you to enjoy your favourite tipple at.
Take a look at a few of our favourite desserts in our blog, When in Wonderland .