Royal River God Expedition

This unique package combines two countries on the Zambezi River – Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is a minimum 8-10 night combo and recommended for the more adventurous explorer who doesn’t mind a bit more travel time on the river, including a border crossing at the Chirundu bridge into Zimbabwe from Zambia. The Royal River God Expedition combines a stay at Royal Zambezi Lodge with River God Adventure’s mobile water safari and offers the perfect combination between land and water, safari luxury and a floating wilderness experience.

This package is for the brave-hearted adventurer, with a bit more time on their hands, who prefers a unique package off the beaten track. As it combines two countries with limited transport options to connect the two, it requires more intricate planning, and we can assist you with putting it together. Start your stay with three to four nights at Royal Zambezi lodge which will offer you the opportunity of flying into our Royal Airstrip from Lusaka. Speak to our Reservations team today to book the Royal River God Expedition and receive a 10% discount.

River God Adventures prides itself on offering a unique experience for each guest. The Zambezi River is a fierce and fickle wonder of nature constantly changing her path, so with every excursion, those aboard a River God vessel are sailing new waters. Each day is spent in a different section of the river offering new and breath-taking scenery around every bend. The beauty of this unique adventure is that there is no set itinerary. A fantastic combination with your luxury stay at Royal Zambezi Lodge in Zambia for the adventurous traveller wanting to spend time on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River.

Shown below is a taste of what you might expect on your trip:

  • Arrive in Chirundu by 10 am
  • Welcome reception
  • Safari Begins!
  • Drift downstream to Nyakasanga River where the boat will moor for the first night.
  • Days will be spent fishing and game viewing as the boat slowly drifts towards Mana Pools, an impressive expanse of the river full of secret channels and stunning vistas
  • Walking safari or Game Drive in Mana Pools
  • The destination for the afternoon of the 3rd night is Chikwenya Island, an 8km long island rich in fauna and flora
  • Chikwenya Island walking safari with a professional guide for a chance at spotting lion, leopard, buffalo, plains game and a plethora of bird species
  • Bream fishing at hot spots in the area.
  • Depart from Chikwenya Island
  • Travel past the breathtaking Acacia forests of the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • End the day at the top of the Mupata Gorge: where the escarpments on the Zambian and Zimbabwean side nearly collide, creating a narrow, deep channel with steep sand dunes ideal for some afternoon fishing off the bank
  • Depart from Kanyemba via charter flight.