Royal Zambezi Lodge prides itself on serving the highest level of cuisine crafted using locally sourced ingredients and will happily tailor menus to various dietary requirements. To ensure you can enjoy your holiday at your pace, we offer flexibility in meal times, and you will be seated at a private table, so there is no rush.
Cuisine-Butterfly Cakes
Cuisine- Chef Making Pizza
Cuisine -Curry

Enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking the Lower Zambezi River, with the option of continental or a full cooked breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead. Our team of expert chefs will prepare dishes to order or whizz up a healthy smoothie.


Lunch can either be taken under the veranda at the lodge or arranged so that it will not interrupt a good day’s fishing or game drive. With the option of a gourmet picnic lunch or a full outdoor buffet in the National Park, complete with white linen tableware, the concept of outdoor dining takes on a whole new dimension.


Tea will be served in the afternoon before you head out for an activity, and you will be able to relax on the comfy sofas in the lounge with a cup of tea or ice coffee accompanied by freshly baked confectionery.


Dinner is served at private tables under the stars, or by a roaring fire on a cooler night. Alternatively, you may relax in your suite and have dinner brought to your private deck. To celebrate special occasions, you may enjoy drinks by a campfire or candlelit private dinner or a chance to dine in the wilderness.

Meal time Guidelines

Meal Timings To Note
Early Breakfast
05:30 - 07:00
Full Royal Breakfast
07:30 - 09:00
10:30 - 11:00
Instead of lunch & organised the night before
Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 16:00
19:30 onwards

Sample Menu for a Day at Royal

Click here to see a sample menu

Would you like to treat a loved one by organising a surprise before your arrival at Royal? Meet Kelvin, our Surprise Supervisor, whose job is solely to focus on planning surprises, including delicious cuisine for our guest to enjoy. Get in touch and start planning that surprise!

Alternatively, look at our culinary add-on options in our Packages for any of you “foodies” wanting to add a unique element to your African safari adventure.

Cuisine -Smoked Salmon
cuisine- Cocktail
cuisine - bruschetta