Tour overview

Chongwe River Camp is one of the most relaxed and unique camps in the Lower Zambezi and offers a home from home for those wanting privileged luxury. All of the tents are under thatch, ensuring maximum coolness in the heat of the day. Each has a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror. The tents also have their own private verandahs overlooking the river, making them an ideal place for relaxation and contemplation of Africa’s wilderness.

The Albida suite is a luxurious self-contained colonial-style tented suite which sleeps four guests in two spacious, octagonal bedrooms set on either side of a private dining room and lounge area with its own bar fridge, plunge pool and fire pit. It is ideal for families or friends travelling together. The Albida Suite has its own butler, and meals can be taken either in private in the suite’s dining area or at the main camp.

The Cassia Suite is a private, luxury tented suite for two on the banks of the Zambezi. Consisting of a canopied lounge and dining area with private plunge pool and fire pit and huge octagonal bedroom, it’s perfect for honeymooners or romantic couples. A fusion of organic and colonial decor, the bedroom has either a kingsized or twin beds with crisp, percale cotton linen, luxurious furnishings and an overhead fan. Set beneath its own tented canopy, the outside bathroom features a ball and claw bathtub, intimate rainfall-style shower, twin vanity unit and toilet. The Cassia Suite has its own butler and meals can be taken either in private in the suite’s dining area or at the main camp. It can be booked separately or in conjunction with the Albida Suite.

A policy of non-intrusive enjoyment of wildlife and low environmental impact has helped to make the Lower Zambezi valley one of southern Africa’s premier game viewing destinations. Add to this the amazing fauna and flora found in and on the banks of Africa’s fourth largest river, and you begin to understand why this amazing wilderness is so special.

At Chongwe River Camp, activities are tailored to make the most of this incredibly diverse wilderness. Game viewing can be done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or the Chiawa Partnership Park or, if you prefer, from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and, of course, fishing, are also offered. And for those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area, community visits can be arranged.

Included

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Laundry and service charge.
  • Game-viewing activities
  • Standard bar drinks
  • Transfers to/ from local airport
  • Local inter-camp road transfers

Not Included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Internal flight transfers

ACCOMMODATION

There are nine tents, with either a king sized or two single beds with cotton linens, local textiles and hand-crafted furniture blending seamlessly with organic fittings and fixtures, all designed to make the most of what Mother Nature has provided, including the incredible views. All of the tents are under thatch, ensuring maximum coolness in the heat of the day. Each has a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror. The tents also have their own private verandas overlooking the river, making them an ideal place for relaxing between safaris.

In addition, the camp also has two-tented suites which are luxuriously self-contained; one which sleeps two and the other which sleeps four guests in two spacious, octagonal bedrooms set on either side of a private dining room and lounge area with its own bar fridge, plunge pool and fire pit. It is ideal for families or friends travelling together.

FACILITIES

The camp has vehicles and canoes for tailor made safaris, as well as a larger boat for cruises up and down the river and the Chongwe Channel. The food is excellent, created freshly on site, and all dietary requirements can be catered for. Often the table will be set out so guests can enjoy dinner under the stars.

The Albida and Cassia Suites each have their own butler, and meals can be taken either in private in the suite’s dining area or at the main camp.

ACTIVITIES

At Chongwe River Camp, activities are tailored to make the most of this incredibly diverse wilderness. Game viewing can be done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or the Chiawa Partnership Park or, if you prefer, from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and, of course, fishing, are also offered. For those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area, community visits can be arranged.

Canoeing on the Zambezi River: The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!

Fishing on the Zambezi River: The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.

Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi: Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.