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Chongwe River House

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Zambia's Lower Zambezi is renowned throughout Africa for its magnificent herds of wild elephant, exceptional predator viewing and of course the Zambezi River. It's also home to one of the continent's most spectacular and unique private homes.

Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, making an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends wanting a private safari.

It stands on the banks of the magical Chongwe River, close to the Zambezi, and with a sensational view of the dramatic mountainous escarpment beyond.

Rooms & Suites:

The bedrooms all have kingsized plus beds under waves of netting. From each bed there is a stunning view of the bush or the escarpment.

The bathrooms have waterfall showers and exquisite basins carved from wood and white marble by the Zambian artist Eddie Mumba. From your outside baths you can lie and gaze out across the bush.

Food & Wine:

The property comes fully staffed with a guide, house manager and private chef.


The four bedroomed house has been built around a frame of wild wood with ferro walls following the natural lines of the branches. All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree and coloured pebbles from the river decorate the ceilings. Nature has been brought into the house.

Sitting on the deck, under a huge winterthorn tree and next to the large pool, your view across the Zambezi escarpment is magnificent. In the foreground the Chongwe River, a magnet to wildlife, passes by.


As guests at the house private vehicles, guides, canoes, a boat and an armed scout for walking safaris are all at your disposal. All activities can be tailored to your individual requirements.

Being on the Zambezi River is a memorable experience whether canoeing, bird watching along the islands by boat, or taking a fishing trip to do battle with the famous tiger fish.

Many guests are happy to spend the day chilling on the deck. The chances are you will see elephant wandering around the grounds or crossing the river. Impala, kudu and many other species come to the water to drink. If you sit long enough, all Africa will come to you.

  • House Information

  • - Lodge type; Premier Lodge
  • - Location; Lower Zambezi River
  • - Lodge size; 4 Bedroom
  • - Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
  • House Highlights

  • - Fishing
  • - Canoeing trips
  • - Sunset cruises
  • - Bird watching
  • - Open vehicle guided drives, night drives
  • - Walking safaris

  • Rates from: US$ 550.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ZAM; from £ 724
  • USA - ZAM; from $ 1567
  • EUR - ZAM; from € 871
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Lower Zambezi Information;

  • The Lower Zambezi is Zambia's newest Park and is still relatively undeveloped, a absolute state of wilderness. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a massive wildlife sanctuary.
  • - 4092 square kilometers
  • - Main safari season June to September
  • - Close encounters wildlife from a canoe or boat
  • - Game walks
  • - Template
  • - Birdlife
  • - Remoteness
  • - Elephants swimming
  • - Night game drives
  • - Tiger fishing
  • - Canoeing and boating safaris
  • - Lion
  • - Leopard
  • - Buffalo
  • - Elephant
  • - Sunsets
  • - Beautiful scenery