For her engagement and devotion to others, Relais & Châteaux and Pommery are pleased to award the Woman of the Year Trophy to Aggie Maseko Banda. As Lodge Manager and Partner at Royal Chundu–Luxury Zambezi Lodges in Zambia, Aggie has provided unfailing support for the local community via a wide range of projects. She is also committed to sharing Zambian culture with guests. In 2020, she received We Are Africa’s Shape Africa prize for her initiatives. She has also spent the last two years doing online courses about Zambia for Google, Facebook and Netflix.
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Lodge and restaurant on a river. Upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the powerful Zambezi River, you find paradise on earth. Royal Chundu, with its two magnificent lodges in the middle of the bush far from the madding crowd, is the place to enjoy peace and quiet in what remains as an untamed corner of the earth. The River Lodge is on the riverbank while the Island Lodge is located on an island, both offering spacious suites with a colonial décor reminiscent of the splendour of the times of the early explorers. Returning from their excursions, guests can sample divine spa treatments with natural African ingredients or enjoy Zambian cuisine, watching stars light up the sky over the river. ... Learn moreless