Chongwe River Camp

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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Chongwe River Camp is set beneath a canopy of winterhorns at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers. This award winning camp combines the best of everything, from first class service, luxurious accommodation to exceptional game viewing and enlightening cultural experiences.

A policy of non-intrusive enjoyment of wildlife and low environmental impact has helped to make the Lower Zambezi valley one of Southern Africa’s premier game viewing destinations. Add to this the amazing flora and fauna found in and on the banks of Africa’s fourth largest river and you begin to understand why this amazing wilderness is so special. The Lower Zambezi National Park is home to all the major species in the valley with excellent sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. The bird life is outstanding.

At Chongwe River Camp activities are tailored to make the most of this incredibly diverse wilderness. Game viewing can be done from a vehicle or from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking, fishing and full day picnic trips are all offered. For those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area, community visits can also be arranged.

There are 9 standard tents which are all fully equipped with everything you may need for your stay. The tents are light and airy furnished with local textiles and sumptuous linen.  All of the tents are under thatch, ensuring maximum coolness in the heat of the day. Each has a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower and loo. The tents also have their own private verandah overlooking the river, making them an ideal place for relaxation and siestas in the afternoon. Albida Suite is a two bedroom suite accommodating up to 4 people in two rooms, making it ideal for families or friends travelling together. Cassia Suite is the perfect choice for honeymoons and romantic couples, it is ultra private and comes with its own private butler as well as an outside bath tub.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Lower Zambezi into a greater Zambia and African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Chongwe River Camp Information

Location & Getting There

Chongwe River Camp is located at Chongwe River, Lower Zambezi National Park. It is a 1 hour flight from Lusaka followed by a 20 minute game drive to the camp.


Chongwe River Camp comprises of 9 Classic Tents, 2 Albida Suites, 1 Cassia Suite and Tsika Island Camp. Each room is spacious with a shared lounge and private dining area. The en-suite deluxe rooms have an open air bathroom accompanied by a spectacular view of the rivers.


-Private Dining area
-Fire pit


Guests can engage in game viewing in a vehicle or boat in Lower Zambezi National Parl or the Chiawa Partnership Park. Guests can also go canoeing, walking, fishing and visit local communities


Children are welcomed but no specific facilities are available.

Chongwe River Camp Price Guide

3 out of 5

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Chongwe River Camp