Chundu Island Camp

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

At a Glance

  • A fantastic location on a private island in the heart of the Zambezi National Park

  • Only eight tented rooms, an authentic safari atmosphere at this exclusive bush camp

  • Great Zambezi based game-viewing. Watch herds of elephant and buffalo come down to drink from the river from your private deck

  • Head out tiger fishing on the camp's pontoon, before finishing off the day with a sundowner as the sun sinks into the Zambezi

  • Take an early morning bush walk with one of the professional guiding team

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There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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Description

Chundu Island Camp is found just 21 km upstream from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park. The camp is set on an island in the Zambezi River and consists of just eight private tented rooms. This is an authentic Zambezi safari experience.

Chundu Island Camp offers a memorable Zimbabwean safari experience on the Upper Zambezi. The camp is superbly positioned on an island in the Zambezi River, accessible only by boat. The location lends the camp a peaceful, authentic and remote atmosphere. But at the same time, being located only 21 km from Victoria Falls, Chundu Island is easily accessible to international visitors.

There are just eight tented rooms, six of these are standard double rooms and two are family rooms. Guests are invited to wind down in the evenings with a sundowner on their private deck, while enjoying the sight of elephants and hippos on the opposite bank.

The dining area, lounge and bar are a short walk away from each room. Guests are encouraged to make use of this outdoor space, relaxing with a book in the afternoons, or enjoying a cocktail in the evenings. Meals are served around a large open-air dining table, where guests and guides can share stories of their adventures under the stars and plan the next day’s activities. Private dinners can also be arranged either on the beach or in the heart of Chundu’s bush land.

Chundu is your quintessential African hideaway. It is private, peaceful and diverse. The island offers the best of Africa’s natural offerings. From pristine beaches and flooded marshes, to lush wetlands and open grasslands.

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Accommodation

There are just eight comfortable tented rooms at Chundu Island Camp. Six of these rooms are standard double rooms and an additional two are for families.

Tented Room

The standard rooms are fully equipped with twin/double beds and a large en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. Each tent is set under the shade of the large trees spread across the island and each has its own private deck from which to view the Zambezi sliding past.

Family Tented Room

The two family rooms each have a 2nd
bedroom with 2 beds for 2 children up to
the age of 18. A 3rd roll away bed can be
accommodated in the family rooms for a
child under the age of 16, provided that the
maximum no of children under the age of
12, accommodated on the island at any
one time is 6.

Childcare

Only children over the age of 6 years are welcome to come and stay at Chundu Island Camp, unless booked exclusively. The maximum no of children under the age of twelve, accommodated on the island at anyone time is 6.

Activities

The activities on offer at Chundu Island Camp are diverse. In camp activities focus on experiencing the surrounding bush and game viewing: by safari vehicle, on foot or by boat. The location of the camp means that other vehicles are a rare sight.

Daily river cruises offer a different perspective on the surrounding environment. Guests are encouraged to relax and take in the sights of the river on a late afternoon and sunset cruise. Chundu is home to a professional and experienced guiding team, an early morning bush walk is an experience not to be missed.

With Victoria Falls on its doorstep, Chundu guests have the option of participating in some of the town’s most exciting adventure activities, from bungee jumping and white water rafting to fishing expeditions and helicopter rides. Chundu’s friendly staff are happy to arrange trips to Victoria Falls for guests who are keen to partake in these unique activities.

Experiences

  • Bungee Jumping in Victoria Falls

    For the thrill seekers out there, can you find a more spectacular setting to experience a bungee jump than from the Victoria Falls Bridge? For those who dare, this is a 111 meter jump of pure adrenaline.

  • Devil's Swimming Pool

    Take a swim in the infamous Devil’s Pool, an infinity pool unlike any other. It is a small, natural plunge pool enclosed by rocks and right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls.

  • Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls

    Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

  • Microlight flight over the Victoria Falls

    Experience the majestic Victoria Falls in a truly unique way from the open cockpit of a piloted microlight where you can hear the roar of water right below your feet and see the falls from a whole new perspective.

  • Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel

    High tea at the old Colonial Victoria Falls Hotel should not be missed. Sitting on the terrace with the sound of the falls in the background is a truly fantastic experience.

  • Victoria Falls National Park

    Take in the falls in all their glory with a walk through the Victoria Falls National Park. It is recommended to view the falls from the Zimbabwean side as you can enjoy extensive views of the falls as you wind your way along the pathways.

  • Victoria Falls Traditional Craft Market

    After a trip round the Victoria Falls National Park, stop off at the traditional craft village. Here you will see the locals performing traditional skills such as basket weaving, jewelry making and ornament carving.

  • White-water rafting on the Zambezi

    Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Zambezi River on the rapids below Victoria Falls. This stretch of water is home to the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on the planet. An adrenaline fuelled experience in a dramatic setting.

Location & directions

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Chundu Island Camp is located 21km from the Victoria Falls on an island in the midst of the Zambezi River.

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