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  • Location: Zambia, Lower Zambezi
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Situated on the banks of the Chongwe River near the Lower Zambezi National Park, Chongwe River Camp offers a non-intrusive safari experience in a relaxed, natural setting where large herds of elephant roam. The Lower Zambezi valley has some of the best game viewing in Southern Africa along with some of the most awe-inspiring flora and fauna.

Relax in the sitting area overlooking the river and watch the constant procession of game coming to drink. The riverbanks also make for spectacular bird watching – the area is home to over 250 species. Get closer to nature on a guided game drive in open 4x4 vehicles, on a tranquil canoe safari, or find a peaceful spot and try your hand at tiger fish angling.

In addition to the nine double tents, there are two tented family suites, each with their own dining and living area, plunge pool and outdoor firepit.


  • Located where the Chongwe & Zambezi rivers meet
  • Near the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Beautifully furnished & designed with great views
  • Relaxed & informal safari atmosphere
  • Premier game-viewing destination

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Spend some time relaxing in the sitting area that overlooks the river.

Enjoy watching the wildlife that comes to the river to drink, including the spectacular variety of birds found here, as you sip on a cool drink.

General Facilities

    Internet facilities
    Swimming Pool


Meals include both local and international flair and are typically enjoyed at the camp's outdoor dining table. Dining alfresco, under a canopy of stars, truly is an unforgettable experience.

Standard Tent

The nine tents at the Chongwe River Camp are large, well-appointed Mulati tents set under thatch, with open-air en suite bathrooms.

Each tent sleeps two people on twin or king-sized beds and has a dressing area with wardrobe and full-length mirror. The bathrooms feature an outdoor shower and fittings made from natural materials found near the lodge.

Situated under a canopy of albida thorns and surrounded by cool lawns, the tents command fabulous views of the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers from their private decks.

The Albida Suite sleeps four in two spacious octagonal tents separated by a private lounge and dining area and is ideal for families travelling together. It has a bar fridge, exclusive-use plunge pool and a fire pit. The interiors are a fusion of Victorian and African elements with overstuffed couches, rich hardwoods and crisp linen. The two en suite open-air bathroom tents have twin vanities, an old-fashioned ball-and-claw tub and a flush toilet.

The Cassia Suite sleeps two and, in addition to all the same features of the Albida Suite, also has an refreshing rain shower and a fully stocked bar.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor shower
    Outside area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available


  • Canoe trails
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • River cruises
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Fly-fishing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $780 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 $600 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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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Anza Snyman

Anza Snyman

Africa Safari Expert

"Great location on the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers with beautiful river views... options for everyone - basic tented accommodation for the more affordable, the luxurious Albida Suite for families and friends on an exclusive basis with butler service or the romantic Cassia Suite for honeymooners."



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