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Situated about 1km from Chongwe River Camp, near the Lower Zambezi National Park, the exclusive and private Chongwe River House, is an ideal getaway for those seeking peaceful seclusion. Situated in a prime wildlife-viewing area, this exclusive-use Zambian villa offers an authentic, yet luxurious safari holiday for families or small groups.

This area is renowned for its enormous herds of elephants, and is also home to many other species, including the elusive leopard. Experience this magnificent wilderness on game drives and guided walking safaris in the company of trained and knowledgeable guide. For a unique game-viewing experience, paddle on the river in a canoe and spot the wildlife on the river banks. Alternatively, stay at the house and relax on the platform above the large swimming pool, as you admire the surrounding mountain vistas.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Best Safari House in Africa at the Good Safari Awards 2011
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari House in Africa - Winner
  •  Safari Awards - Runner Up for Best Safari House in Africa 2015


  • Located on the banks of the Chongwe River, close to the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Attentive staff to cater to your every need
  • Luxurious exclusive-use safari house
  • Witness enormous herds of elephants & other wildlife in the area
  • Ideal for a family safari holiday

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Relax in comfort and style in the sitting room or on the deck which offers views over the river and the passing wildlife, as well as the escarpment in the distance.

Spend time at the private plunge pool, where you can lie in the sun or take a refreshing dip.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry Service


Chongwe River House offers superb cuisine, influenced by local African flavours and prepared by a private chef. Each meal is designed to meet your specific dietary requirements, and is served in the large dining area overlooking the mountainous escarpment and river.

Exclusive Use

Chongwe River House caters for up to eight guests, and offers four luxurious en suite bedrooms within the main house.

Lavish attention to detail has been placed on every aspect of the house, including the bedrooms. Sleep comfortably on king-sized beds and wake up to spectacular views of the bush or escarpment.

The bathrooms have waterfall showers and the basins that have been carved out of white marble and wood. The outside bath offers magnificent views of the surrounding wilderness.

Exclusive Use AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor bath
    Outside area
    Private plunge pools
    Ceiling fan


  • Birding
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoe trails
  • Fishing
  • Fly-fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $750 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $950 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 $750 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"Staying in a private house is like being on your own in the wilderness - a special experience. Plus, meal times and game viewing are completely flexible - perfect when travelling with children."



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