How to Start the Day on the Zambezi

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We wanted to share Royal Chundu in Zambia’s latest blog with you, featuring a colourful look at some of the breakfast dishes on the menu at River and Island Lodge. As published on the Royal Chundu blog, here is, “How to Start the Day on the Zambezi.”

“Breakfast remains the cornerstone of every trip,” wrote Bill Prince, Deputy Editor of British GQ Magazine, in a recent piece, Breakfast like James Bond, for Relais & Châteaux‘s magazine, Instants.

“Now, wherever I am in the world, and wherever I’m staying I’ve become a stickler about how I start day. And for me, Bond’s ‘when in Rome’ attitude is essential. So it’s black coffee and focaccia in Liguria, black coffee and pan con tomate in Marbella –or baguette grillé if I’m in Paris. Of course, in the US, it’s you-know-what and the quintessential American heart-starter of scrambled eggs, wheat toast and crisp-to-the-point-of-crackling bacon.”

You never know what might happen as a day unfolds, but a good breakfast is all the preparation you need. If there is one travel essential we recommend, this is it. So how should you start the day “when on the Zambezi?”

Here are a few ways that our guests start their day with us. And when it comes to coffee… as long as it’s served on a silver tray and chitenge napkin, we have it any which way.


Breakfast 4

Breakfast 2

Granola buffet

Breakfast 8


Breakfast on the Zambezi



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Breakfast 6

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Breakfast 15

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Discover more about the Royal Chundu dining experience here and this Relais & Châteaux lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River here.