Chongwe River House

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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

This spectacular and fully staffed private house sleeps eight people in four spacious, en-suite bedrooms, making it an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends looking for an intimate, private safari.

The house stands on the banks of the magical Chongwe River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Many animals come to the Chongwe River to drink and from the deck the game viewing can be as good as any safari activity. The Lower Zambezi is known throughout Africa for its magnificent herds of elephant, exceptional predator viewing and of course the Zambezi River. The property comes fully staffed with a guide, house manager and private chef – all of whom will tailor your private safari.

The four bedroom 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. The bedrooms all have kingsized beds and 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 bath you can lie and gaze out across the bush and see the stars above you.

Private vehicles, guides, canoes, a boat and an armed guide for walking safaris are all at your disposal. All activities can be tailored to your individual requirements.

Chongwe River House Information

  • Location: Chongwe River, Lower Zambezi National Park. Light aircraft flight from Lusaka or Livingstone to Royal airstrip.  It is then a 20-minute drive to the house.
  • Accommodation: 4 bedrooms on exclusive use basis.
  • Activities: Game viewing – by boat, canoe, vehicles and on foot.
  • Facilities: Swimming pool, fully staffed.
  • Weather: January – March is rainy season. The best time to visit is during the dry season which runs from May – October. It can get stifling hot during the months of late October and November before the rains arrive. The best time for bird watching is after the rains in March.
  • Children: Children over 7 years are welcome, however there are no specific facilities. The lodge is not fenced in so game can wander freely through the camp.

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