Archive for: Victoria Falls


The Great Rhythms of the Victoria Falls

As we wound along the path through the trees, the view would retreat and return, retreat and return, in a game of hide and seek, and in the seeking we would find her... The Victoria Falls and her great fury and smoke. Like a blues singer...

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This is Victoria Falls Right Now

Our guests, Salwa and Sharief Ismail, visited the lodge this month and took a day trip to visit that iconic world wonder downstream from us. When it comes to the Victoria Falls, there is always a reason to visit - for some of us, it'...

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Helicopter Epiphanies Over Victoria Falls

“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” ― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men The helicopter calls for silenc...

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10 Things Victoria Falls Will Teach You About Life

There are many thoughts and feelings that rise when you glimpse the Victoria Falls for the first time. They come to you, these epiphanies, with all the vigour of the Falls itself. To say the least, it is impossible to behold the Victo...

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We All Need Somewhere Where We Feel Safe

A sense of safety is something most of us look for when we travel. It determines our destinations, our journeys, and our well-being before, during and after a trip. It allows us a feeling of calm and peace, so that the real work of trave...

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The Heart of the Zambezi

The team at Black Bean Productions have captured what we believe to be the heart of the Zambezi, and they have done so, most elegantly, on video, flowing like the great river itself, from our lodge on the riverbank, down to the Victoria ...

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The Victoria Falls. Fierce, Fervent and, Yes, Flowing.

Sometimes in life it is desirable to be overwhelmed. To be so overpowered by something that you find yourself like a shaky-legged new-born calf trying to find your bearings. Unsure, uneasy, and out of control. It’s this feeling that you ...

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Daytripping to the Victoria Falls

We have been celebrating #theroyalchunduexperience for a year now and have seen its effect in portraying what we have tried to and continue to try to create here at Royal Chundu - an experience in itself, a destination all of its own, wi...

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Encounters of the Baboon Kind at Victoria Falls

Someone once told me that the opposite of love is fear. Not war, not hate, fear. The contrast between the two is one of the greatest ironies of life, well, my life, at least. That which one might expect a person to be frightened of, like...

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ...

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