Royal Zambezi Lodge 


RATES 2024


These rates can only be booked 90 days before travel.


3 JANUARY 2024 TO 31 MARCH 2024 - SECRET SEASON


Deluxe Room

U$D213 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years - U$D107 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years - U$D53

Children under 2 Years - FOC


Presidential Room

U$D264 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years - U$D132 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years - U$D66

Children under 2 Years - FOC


Family Suite

U$D640 per unit

Family Unit consists of 2 deluxe rooms joined by a communal outside lounge/play area. Rate based on 2 adults and 2 children between 6 & 16yrs. 3rd child will attract a U$D60 per night surcharge in Secret Season 


SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT - U$D107



1 APRIL 2024 - 2 JANUARY 2025 - HIGH SEASON


Deluxe Room

U$D289 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years - U$D145 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years - U$D72

Children under 2 Years - FOC


Presidential Room

U$D326 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years - U$D163 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years - U$D82

Children under 2 Years - FOC


Family Suite

U$D868 per unit

Family Unit consists of 2 deluxe rooms joined by a communal outside lounge/play area. Rate based on 2 adults and 2 children between 6 & 16yrs. 3rd child will attract a U$D90 per night surcharge in High Season


SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT - U$D163



INCLUDES:

Accommodation (all rooms can accommodate double, twins & triples)
Two activities per day
All meals
Transfers to and from Royal airstrip
16% VAT

WiFi

RZL airstrip passenger access fees


EXCLUDES:

National Park Entry Fees
All drinks
Spa Treatments
Private vehicle/boat: U$D200 per day
Fly Fishing: FOC for up to 2 pax, thereafter U$D50 per person per day
Use of lodge fishing tackle: U$D25 person per day
Laundry
Transport to and from the lodge
Late check out fee - U$D30 per person to cover lunch and U$D40 per person per activity. Use of room is not included
Departure Tax at Lusaka and other National Airports - U$D16 per person per departure payable
directly by guest/s at relevant airports.
Safety Tax: U$D5 per person per departure. This fee will be added to charter quotes/invoices
and collected by relevant charter company. * Only if this is your chosen mode of
transportation
Green Levy U$D25 per person per stay to be paid at the same time as accommodation
Additional activities - charged at U$D40 per person per activity

Royal Zambezi Fights - Soft Luggage only - 15kg






RATES 2025/2026


These rates can be booked in advance.


A minimum 3-night booking is recommended.


JANUARY TO MAY & DECEMBER - SECRET SEASON


Deluxe Room

Adults U$D675 per person per night sharing

Teenagers 13 to 16 years 77% of adult rate U$D520 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years 50% of adult rate U$D338 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years 25% of adult rate U$D169 per child per night sharing

Infants under 2 Years on request - FOC


Presidential Room

Adults U$D819 per person per night sharing

Teenagers 13 to 16 years 77% of adult rateU$D631 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years 50% of adult rate U$D410 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years 25% of adult rate U$D205 per child per night sharing

Infants under 2 Years on request - FOC


Presidential Suites can also be used as a Family Unit option for parents with younger children.


Family Unit

U$D2208 per unit

Rate based on 2 adults and 2 children between 0 & 16yrs.

3rd child will attract a U$D150 per night surcharge

Family Unit consists of 2 deluxe rooms next to each other with a shared outside lounge/play area. 



JUNE TO NOVEMBER - HIGH SEASON


Deluxe Room

Adults U$D970 per person per night sharing

Teenagers 13 to 16 years 77% of adult rate U$D747 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years 50% of adult rate U$D485 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years 25% of adult rate U$D243 per child per night sharing

Infants under 2 Years on request - FOC



Presidential Room

Adults U$D1113 per person per night sharing

Teenagers 13 to 16 years 77% of adult rate U$D857 per person per night sharing

Children 8 to 12 years 50% of adult rate U$D557 per child per night sharing

Children 2 to 7 years 25% of adult rate U$D278 per child per night sharing

Infants under 2 Years on request - FOC


Presidential Suites can also be used as a Family Unit option for parents with younger children.



Family Suite

U$D3172 per unit

Rate based on 2 adults and 2 children between 0 & 16yrs.

3rd child will attract a U$D150 per night surcharge

Family Unit consists of 2 deluxe rooms next to each other with a shared outside lounge/play area.



INCLUDES:

Accommodation (all rooms can accommodate double, twins & triples)
Two activities per day
All meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beers, non-premium drinks, filtered water, teas, coffees.

Private guiding / vehicle / boat

Complimentary 15-minute foot/hand massage at the Royal Bush Spa

Laundry 

Wi-Fi

Transfers to and from Royal airstrip

16% VAT

Green Levy

Tourism Levy



EXCLUDES:

National Park Entry Fees U$D85 per person per day (Covers all aspects of park entry including entry for game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing as applicable).

Drinks:  Champagne, premium wine & spirits, imported beers 
Royal Bush Spa & shop.
Fly Fishing: FOC for up to 2 pax, thereafter U$D50 per person per day due to the use of an extra boat (Max 2 pax per boat for fly fishing).  *Standard fishing included.
Fishing tackle hire U$D25 person per per day

Scout fee for Chilapila Hiking Challenge (U$D50 flat fee for one scout (Max 6 hikers).  More that 6 pax, additional scout is required at extra U$D50.  (Challenge only available in winter months: June/July/August)

Cultural Village visit U$D50 per person - minimum 2 pax
Late check out fee - U$D150 per person to cover lunch and extra activity.  Use of room is not included.

Flights/transfers/charters to the Lower Zambezi

Departure Tax at Livingstone, Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports - U$D16 per person per departure payable directly by guest/s at relevant airports.
Passenger Safety Tax (light aircraft) U$D5 per person per departure. This fee will be added to charter quotes/invoices by relevant charter company.  * Only if this is your chosen mode of
transportation.

Jeki Airstrip Transfer / Activity (min 2 pax): U$D70 per person one-way.  Includes transfer & National Park fees for half day activity.  Approximately 1.5 hours transfer or 2-3 hours activity.

Lusaka meet & greet U$D20 per person.





SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

No single room supplement charged throughout the year



GUIDES / TOUR LEADERS:

Excludes all drinks and other extras under "rates exclude" above.  U$D200



SAFARI ACTIVITIES & PRIVATE GUIDING:

  • All activities are weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Private guiding:  This service is offered as an inclusion in our rates and one private vehicle, boat & professional guide will be allocated per 6 pax booking.  For bookings with more that  6 pax, a surcharge of U$D450 per booking.  Per day private guiding fee is required to guarantee the required number of extra vehicles/boats relevant to the booking.  This surcharge will not be applicable to exclusive use lodge bookings.
  • If guests in the same booking choose different activities, some may be required to share an activity with other guests.
  • Activity age restrictions:  Under 12 years NO canoeing, walking safaris and seasonal hiking.






SPECIALS:  ONLY VALID FOR 2025 & 2026


Stay 3 Pay 2

Valid for all room types

Only Valid March, April, May, June & November

CANNOT be combined with any other special.



Stay 4 Pay 3

Valid for all room types

Valid for all seasons.

Can be combined with Honeymoon Special.

CANNOT be combined with FREE FLIGHT special



Stay 5 Pay 4 and above

Valid for all seasons

Can be combined with FREE FLIGHT special & Honeymoon special


Long stay Secret Season

Stay 8 nights & get 2 nights FREE

Stay 10 nights & get 3 nights FREE & a FREE Spa Treatment

Both can be combined with honeymoon extras


FREE FLIGHTS - ONLY Valid for 2025

Guests staying 5+ nights qualify for free flights on Lusaka - Royal Airstrip route.




 
 
 
 
 
 

Sustainable Tourism


Giving Back At Royal Zambezi Lodge we believe in responsible tourism and supporting the environment around us, giving high priority to the well-being of our local communities and preserving the local ecosystem.


Conservation – at the Lodge we are committed to guiding responsibly, conserving and caring for the local wildlife and natural resources. We are Platinum supporters of Conservation Lower Zambezi, who we are privileged to call neighbours.


Community – we work with the local community in the Chiawa Game Management area of the Lower Zambezi to ensure a good standard of living by providing economic and educational support and empowerment. Community At Royal Zambezi Lodge we are committed to ensuring that the people living in the Chiawa Game Management Area of the Lower Zambezi enjoy a good standard of living. We do this by providing financial and advisory support to the local schools and offering employment in the local area. We also facilitate pro-active intervention for many of our guests who want to help. Some features of our involvement with the community are as follows:


More than 80% of our staff are recruited locally – creating opportunity in the area.


We provide training for all our staff so that they can develop within our company or learn a skill when they join us — expertise range from mechanics to storemen, carpenters to cooks, to guides and the front-line staff. • Through the support of Conservation Lower Zambezi, we have helped communities learn about sustainable living and farming practices and also helped locals learn new trades such as jewellery making.


The Royal Zambezi Lodge shop supports local artisans by sourcing product locally.


In 2015, the KAI Foundation partnered with Royal Zambezi Lodge, to fundraise and build a maternity ward for the community. The project, having been pioneered by Henry Kartagener and the Royal team, is proudly named “The Claire Kartagener Maternity Ward” after Henry’s wife in honour of it being their first project. It officially opened with Henry from KAI and Natalie from Royal, being present to cut the ribbon. Two days later the first baby was born in the new maternity ward, aptly named Claire. The ongoing running and maintenance of the maternity ward have been kept afloat by various generous donations from guests who have stayed with us at Royal. Without them, we would not be able to sustain the tireless efforts it takes to run a project of this magnitude. Going forward, Royal Zambezi Lodge and the KAI Foundation have partnered once again to sponsor, fundraise and initiate a plan to build doctors accommodation for the maternity ward. Once fulfilled, this project will assist the Ministry of Health in placing a clinical office/senior medic at the facility that services around 4000 people from the surrounding villages. Read more about these inspiring projects by visiting the KAI Foundation.


Many of our guests visit the Chiawa village, and some examples of the work we have facilitated at Chiawa with the guests’ help are below: With support from the University of Washington Alumni, we have been able to install a solar-powered fridge in the small clinic in Chiawa to store perishable drugs.


Some Australian guests provided financial assistance to provide tables, chairs and other building materials to the primary school to enable the children to learn in a comfortable environment.


By harnessing the expertise of one of our guests and the right drugs we have been able to cure most cases of ringworm and the villagers learnt how to administer the medication themselves under the guidance of a professional.


We have provided and installed water pumps in the villages for the community so that they now have clean drinking water.


Australian guests, in collaboration with Royal Zambezi Lodge and Conservation Lower Zambezi, are funding a project to provide Edu-pads/i-school tablets to the local school. Through the coordination of CLZ, the tablets will be pre-loaded with their conservation curriculum to aid in educating the local community.


In conjunction with the German Embassy, a borehole was drilled at the maternity ward to provide clean drinking water.


Fixed and drilled seven boreholes in many communities along the river. We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at their travel destination. If they save just a few kilos of space in their suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, they will make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are in demand for our project.