Positioned beautifully at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, framed by the rugged Zambezi escarpment, there are few safari accommodations with such a picturesque setting as Chongwe River Camp. Operating for close to 20 years in the area, Chongwe has become renowned for superb guiding, a relaxed ambience and an imaginative range of accommodation options. The camp’s standard tents are relatively simple but intriguingly designed, with classy, minimal bedroom areas under thatched roofs to keep them cool, supplemented by quirky open-air bathrooms with hot showers, full length mirrors and vanity areas. For those looking for exclusive luxury, the private Albida and Cassia Suites offer butler service, plunge pools, canopied lounge areas and colonial furnishings in secluded areas within the grounds.
Game viewing activities can be enjoyed in a range of locations, both within the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Chiawa Partnership Park, an innovative game management area, pioneered by Chongwe, which has minimised poaching in the area and directly benefitted local communities. Game drives and guided walks search out the big game, while fishing, canoeing and evening cruises can be enjoyed on either the Zambezi or the Chongwe. With such a variety of experiences, scenery and wildlife, Chongwe fully deserves its burgeoning reputation.