Build a home for a widow and her children
Two thirds of Zambia’s population live on less than one dollar a day, yet it is one of the most expensive countries in Southern Africa, with inflation rates soaring every year.
Only a short drive from charming Livingstone town and the popular Victoria Falls you’ll find yourself in the heart of real Africa. A tribal village, whose inhabitants lead simple lives.
This is one of many villages that fall under the same chiefdom, and they have been fortunate to benefit from donations of supplies as well as specialist skills over the past few years. In the surrounding area there are twelve schools and three clinics. This is where you can roll up your sleeves and get stuck in and make a real difference.
You have the opportunity to construct a home for a widow and her children.
In your time here you will not only make a positive impact, you will also gain unique insights into rural Zambian life and get to know your gracious hosts.
Accommodation in Victoria Falls
Island Lodge is the more private and exclusive of the two lodges at Royal Chundu. Located on Katambura private island, the lodge is surrounded by gentle river channels and dotted with Baobabs and two thousand year old Jackalberry trees. There are four magnificent villas at Island Lodge. Each villa has a spectacular deck, a large […]
The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is a luxurious five-star forested retreat. Siankaba’s seven secluded chalets, each with its unique and individually different view of the mighty Zambezi River, are linked by a suspended foot bridge to a superb restaurant. All of this is located on two islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River […]
Possibly the most refined hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River, this is an Edwardian-style property, each of its elegant rooms enjoying river and sunset views. The impressively-designed grounds include a stunning main building and an infinity pool that reflects the indulgent ethos of the place. Overlooking the river and pods of hippo into […]
These individually appointed houses and cottages form a luxury lodge/camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. It’s a romantic location, just downstream from the mighty Victoria Falls. The accommodations are replete with traditional décor and furniture from all over Africa, and each unit has a private terrace and a valet.
River Lodge is the main hub at Royal Chundu and the larger of the two lodges. There are 10 magnificent and spacious river-front suites at River Lodge. The entire lodge looks out onto the mighty Zambezi creating a spectacular and dramatic setting with the Matetsi Private Game Reserve on the opposite side of the river. […]
This elegant upscale hotel is named after the famous explorer. Its sophisticated 173 rooms are lined up in 17 riverbank residences, and are fine examples of ‘tribal chic’. If you’re eating in one of the fine outdoor spaces at the hotel, prepare to see zebra or giraffe wandering casually by.
Toka Leya Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream from the Victoria Falls. The Twelve classic tented safari camps bring you close to nature while providing for modern amenities. The camp features a pool and romantic safari dining and lounge areas. Spread out along the banks of the Zambezi River, the […]
Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma is built on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi. The main lodge includes twelve tree houses connected by stilted wooden walkways. There are also two luxurious houses available, ideal for family groups. Sanctuary Sussi nad Chuma is named after explorer […]
Tangala House is a luxurious family home on the banks of the Zambezi River, part of the superb Tongabezi Lodge. It lies 9 miles (15km) upstream of Victoria Falls. The house has four bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms, and a 36 ft (12m) private swimming pool. Stylishly designed and furnished, it has featured in House […]
Nestled in the waters of the Zambezi upstream from Victoria Falls is Sindabezi Island camp, an exclusive private island getaway, part of the fabulous Tongabezi Lodge, that can only be accessed by boat. With no electricity and only wood fires and hot water bucket showers, a chef and valet make rustic take on a whole […]
One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 25 miles (40 kilometres), while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 1,200 ft (400 meters) and can be seen from a distance of 34 miles (50 kilometres). No wonder that the local tribes used to call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders”.
Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the citizens of both Zambia and Zimbabwe no longer have fear of the “the smoke that thunders”, and are successfully developing the tourism on both sides of the river.
The water level varies throughout the year; it is at its peak in April, at the end of the rainy season when on average 500 million litres of water flow and it is at its lowest level in October and early November.
During the dry season the water level in the Zambezi River drops sharply, and it becomes possible to walk through some parts of the waterfall. However, during the rest of the year Victoria Falls is a roaring machine that amazes you with its power.
Zimbabwe has most of the best views, especially in the drier months. Zambia has most of the best lodges. One special vantage point in Zambia is across the Knife-edge Bridge, where you can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge, Devils Pool (where it is possible to swim on the edge of the falls!) and the Lookout Tree, both of which command panoramic views across the Main Falls.
Other activities in this area include:
Flights over the Falls – by helicopter or microlight
White Water Rafting
Village volunteering – on the Zambian side is where our main volunteering projects are located