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Situated on the banks of the Chongwe River near the Lower Zambezi National Park, Time + Tide Chongwe 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 and Zambezi rivers meet
  • Near the border of the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Comfortably furnished and designed with great views
  • Relaxed and informal safari atmosphere
  • Premier game-viewing destination


  • Canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • River cruises
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
A lovely tented camp on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi that offers a true Africa experience. This lodge works for visitors looking for a true bush camp, still offering the bells and whistles of a luxury lodge.
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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.


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. There is a small swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers to guests to use on hot afternoons.


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.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
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Time + Tide Chongwe Camp

David Gibson

I fished every day with good angling results. I only took 2 morning game drives which resulted in 2 young male lions and a female that mated repeatedly 6 feet away from the vehicle and fed on a fresh buffalo kill. Three months from now a new pride wi th cubs will take shape. On the 3 night drives I participated in, we saw 2 leopards, lion, a genet, five porcupines, and a crocodile that nearly swam into our 4 x 4. I also espied a pack of wild dogs feeding on an impala kill from the river while I was fishing. My visit to Chiawa Cultural Village was enjoyable and enlightening. It resulted in many good photos. On my last evening fishing, we targeted bream which the chef at Chongwe River Camp prepared for dinner - it was the best fish I've ever eaten. The constant presence of elephant in camp feeding on winter thorn fruit was a unique experience.
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