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Chongwe River House

Award-winning safari designed house and perfect for large families or groups

Chongwe River House
Chongwe River House

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Designed by the renowned architect Neil Rocher (who has a portfolio of quirky safari properties), Chongwe River House is full of energy, excitement and beautiful views out to the Chongwe River. The house can accommodate between 4 to 8 guests comfortably and as all of the safari activities are on a private basis, it’s the perfect choice for big groups.


Chongwe River House is only a 5-minute drive from Chongwe Camp, but they are two completely independent and self-sufficient camps. The house is located on a tranquil stretch of the Chongwe River with a dramatic, mountainous backdrop. Winterthorn trees surround the house so elephants are often found wandering this area which is always a nice visitor to have!


The house has two bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the upper floor. The house can accommodate groups from around 4 to 8 perfectly and the house, its staff and its activities are all on a private basis. The house has a private pool, its own bar, a dining and lounge area and of course, two stunning en-suite bedrooms, each with open air bathrooms.


Both bedrooms are similar in style – they both beautifully combine the indoor and outdoor space with flowing curves, open-air bathrooms, and open plan rooms that look (and walk out) out to the wilderness. Of course in the evening, ropes are laid across for safety but throughout the day, an open-plan and open-air feel can be enjoyed.


As Chongwe River House is on a private basis, all of your safari activities are offered with a private vehicle and driver/guide. You can enjoy game drives (day and night), walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing and canoeing (which is exhilarating)! Guests at the House are also able to use the nearby photographic hide which is part of Chongwe River Camp.


Perfect for groups or families as you have everything private and to yourselves!

It is quite ‘open’ so not ideal for small children

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