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Chongwe River Camp

A stylish camp with beautiful views out to the Chongwe River

Chongwe River Camp
Chongwe River Camp

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Chongwe River Camp is a luxurious camp that sits on the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe River. Although the camp is outside of the national park, there is still resident game to be seen from camp and there are a variety of safari activities to enjoy. The camp has a pool, open-air bathrooms and a simple but elegant feel to it.


This camp sits in the western boundary just outside of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The park is unfenced so there is still plenty resident wildlife in this area. That said, the vegetation is thicker so Chongwe do drive into the park which adds a little time. As with many of the camps in this area, Chongwe River Camp is focused on the view out to the Zambezi River and the smaller tributary, the Chongwe River.


Chongwe River Camp is formed of eight safari suites and two larger family or honeymoon suites. The rooms are spread along from the main area and each look out to the river. The main area is spacious, with different seating areas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sundowners, coffee, afternoon tea… you name it! There is a pool in the middle of the camp, set a little further back from the camp.


The rooms are Meru-style canvas tents which are sat a raised concrete base. Each room has a private veranda overlooking the Chongwe River, the perfect place to have a siesta in the afternoon. The en-suite bathrooms ae open air, with a large shower, a flushing toilet and sink. Low concrete walls and natural, reed grasses give you the privacy you need, as well as a material screen in front of the toilet. On the other end of the camp (to the other side of the main area), are two suites called the Albida Suite and the Cassia Suite. These are two spacious tents which share a lounge, dining area, private swimming pool and campfire.


Chongwe Camp offer a range of activities both land and water based. The land activities include day and night game drives (which are done inside the national park) and walking safaris. The walks focus on the smaller things and the landscape of the foothills of the Zambezi escarpment and Rift Valley are beautiful. On the river, you can do boat safaris, canoeing and fishing.


Stylish and great value for money

Furthest west and outside of the park

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