Archive for: The Faces of Royal Chundu


10 Questions with Royal Chundu Chef, John Siantuba

Meet one of the true stars of our culinary family at Royal Chundu John Siantuba...   How did you start working as a chef at Royal Chundu and what is your role today? I started working as a chef de partie in 2012 and today I am ...

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The Art of Getting to Know Someone

As I sit with my laptop before me, both connecting me with the world and getting between the two of us, I am more and more aware that while modern life may let us know more people, it does not necessarily let us know them. We get to f...

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In the Garden of Togetherness

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. And our village, that of Mushekwa, alongside us on the banks of the Zambezi, has many children. Even the children help in raising children. Young boys that reach only to my hips wa...

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As We Say in Zambia – Part 1

Language reveals so much about a country, about what it values most and least. It is a window to the unwritten laws of the land and its people. The traditional proverbs of Zambia, in particular the area around our setting on the upper Za...

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The Man of the House | 8 Questions with Hessah Silwebbe

They say that when people spend a lot of time together, they start to resemble each other. In speech, body language, appearance. It's an unconscious phenomenon and potentially disconcerting, depending on the person. Hessah Silwebbe has s...

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Help Us Build a New School, Brick by Brick

We are thrilled to announce our new Bricks & Barters Fundraiser - a project to raise funds for bricks to build a bigger and better school at Royal Chundu on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, to grow from our current 50 studen...

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The Ubuntu of the Upper Zambezi

ubuntu - ʊˈbʊntʊ/ noun SOUTH AFRICAN - a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Of all the things we get to do during our downtime at the lodge - tiger-fishing at sunset, visiting with...

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A Mother’s Guide To Living

Maya Angelou taught us many things - like how to be a phenomenal woman and why the caged bird sings. Despite never being a mom herself, the American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist wrote a few wise guidelines for the daughter ...

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8 Questions with the Island Queen – Aggie Maseko Banda

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world," said Meryl Streep, uttering words that so perfectly describe the character of Aggie Maseko Banda, our role...

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The Artist Known As Mabi

"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway." - Mary Kay Ash We wanted to introduce you to the artist known as Mabi, the man behind many of the creations aro...

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It’s Never Too Late To Learn Something New

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams I had heard about Charlton ...

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Lady Luck and the Katombora Kids

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”  ― Nelson Mandela We started the Royal Chundu Foundation School in February las...

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The Mothers of Mushekwa

We were proud to have had our inspiring mothers of Mushekwa featured on Relais & Chateâux Africa's blog and wanted to share it with you here. Take a look at Africa Live's "In The Company of Cheerful Ladies" article for yourself and m...

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