Open all year round, Royal Zambezi Lodge is on the edge of the Lower Zambezi National Park and offers a rich wildlife and birding experience just across the river from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. The restaurant features well sourced, fresh local ingredients in exciting and healthy combinations.
At the Royal Zambezi Lodge you can sip an ice cold G&T or other beverage of your choice at the legendary Sausage Tree Bar, and enjoy a dip in the long oval infinity pool.
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Far more than just a luxury safari lodge, Royal Zambezi offers walking safaris, driving safaris and river safaris. Just five minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park this lodge sits on the Zambezi River and offers a rich wildlife and birding experience.
The location of Royal Zambezi Lodge was specifically chosen for its positioning which allows for a wide variety of safari activities. This is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo with frequent lion and leopard sightings. The qualified Royal Zambezi guides come with over 50 years of experience in the Lower Zambezi valley. Activities include:
Any or all of these activities can be part of your unique safari experience whilst at the Royal Zambezi Lodge.
Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds the lodge, the spa's minimalist design exudes an air of balance, peace and tranquility. This is a refuge to restore the mind, body and spirit and the perfect way to while away lazy afternoons.
The spa has won two World Luxury Spa Awards - 2015 WLSA, country runner up, luxury safari spa and 2013 WLSA, global winner, luxury safari spa. It has also won the Safari Awards 2016 country winner, best safari spa/retreat.
The bush spa uses Dermalogica as its chosen product brand. In fact this lodge is the flagship for this product range in Zambia. Dermalogica 'redefines' your skin and is an internationally trusted product brand. Dermalogica has never taken part in animal testing, and is free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances).
Now in its twenty fifth year, Dermalogica has become the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, sold in over 80 countries and prescribed more often than any other product available.
Additionally, many treatments use local indigenous ingredients from the African bush. An attentive team of qualified therapists are on hand to offer a wide variety of massages, facials and other therapeutic and beauty treatments.
The spa offers two treatment rooms, a cooling plunge pool with river views, outdoor jacuzzi and a beautiful lounge area where you can relax sipping fresh juices.
Fly fishing and coarse fishing are both available at the Royal Zambezi Lodge. The Lower Zambezi River offers one of the finest fresh water angling experiences in the world. Although it is a year-round activity, the best time for tiger fishing is between September and March.
You don't have to be an expert to join in, as guests new to fishing or fly fishing have the chance to receive instruction and assistance.
Time on a boat on the Zambezi River is one of the best ways to experience the true beauty of the river. It also provides a great chance to get close to Zambia's enchanting wildlife. Whilst fishing at the Royal Zambezi Lodge you are likely to catch:
The schedule connecting Lusaka with the Royal Airstrip and Lower Zambezi National Park operates all year round. Flights take approximately 30 minutes.
The schedule connecting Livingstone with the Royal Airstrip and Lower Zambezi National Park will be available during high season safari months only. High season runs from the 1st of April to the 31st of November 2019. Flights take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.