Chongwe River Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Perched along the banks of the Lower Zambezi River, Chongwe River Camp offers the perfect African escape, where you can fully unwind and switch off from life back home. Creating an authentic safari feel with natural colours, homely communal areas and luxury tents, Chongwe River Camp is the perfect spot for a traditional Zambian experience.

There are nine classic tents altogether, all featuring a king bed or two single beds, and a private veranda overlooking the river. We love the hand-crafted furniture and local arts and crafts dotted around the tent – it really evokes a charming home-away-from-home vibe.

There is also an Albida Suite ideal for families. Sleeping up to four guests, the two bedrooms are joined by a cosy dining room and lounge area with a bar fridge, whilst outside you’ll find a private plunge pool and fire pit, perfect for socialising. African textiles are beautifully blended with Victorian style silverware, and the personal butler adds another touch of luxury.

Honeymooners will love the Cassia Suite, a romantic private tented suite for two nestled underneath a canopy. The suite features its own lounge and dining area, private plunge pool and fire pit, plus a large bedroom with clear-canvas windows and a ball and claw bathtub. Again, this suite comes with its own personal butler for that extra bit of pizzazz.

All guests are welcome to venture to the outdoor communal dining area, providing the ideal spot to socialise with other travellers and dine right next to the serene river. After a divine spread at breakfast time, the day is free for you to enjoy day and night drives, fishing, bush walks, and even canoe safaris.

What's Included

  • All Classic Tents have a king size bed or two singles
  • Albida Suite has a king bed or two single beds in each bedroom
  • Cassia Suite has a king size bed or two singles
  • Full board food and drink (local drinks and house wines)
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat cruises

Open April to November, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £585 / €675 / $765

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