Utterly unique in design, concept and execution, Chongwe House is a stunning piece of architecture on the banks of the Chongwe River, just outside the Lower Zambezi National Park. A private house sleeping up to eight in four en-suite bedrooms, the design combines echoes of The Flintstones and surrealist art, with bright colours, strangely shaped furnishings, large pebbles, waterfall showers and winding staircases, usually carved from indigenous natural materials. The effect is light hearted, imaginative and at times garish, perhaps not to everybody’s taste but with no compromise on luxury, space and comfort.
Each of the bedrooms and living areas has an open front that permits outstanding views of the river and the private swimming pool and deck, but canvas walls are rolled down in the evening to ensure safety in this wildlife rich area. The house offers guests private guiding, catering and housekeeping, providing great flexibility to a safari day, which can be particularly advantageous for families with younger children. There are genuinely outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities while convalescing at the house, but you can also enjoy game drives, canoe trips, river cruises or walks with the armed scout and guide that are always at guests’ disposal. There can be no argument that nothing in Southern Africa is remotely comparable to a stay at Chongwe House.