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 six 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
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Chundu Island Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria Falls
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 six tented rooms, set on wooden decks with en-suite showers. The tents are simple but comfortable and in a fantastic setting. 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.
There are just six comfortable tented rooms at Chundu Island Camp. The rooms are fully equipped with twin 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.
Only children over the age of 12 years are welcome to come and stay at Chundu Island Camp.
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.
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.
When to go
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.