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Zambia

Chongwe River Camp

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Set in the remote wilderness of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi Valley, Chongwe River Camp is the perfect spot to view the true wilds of Africa in the comfort of a luxury safari camp.

There are nine comfortable standard tents and two elegant suites. Each of the spacious and airy standard tents comes with either a single king-sized or two twin beds. The rooms also have a large, outdoor bathroom which features a shower, a toilet, a vanity unit, and a dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror. Plus, every tent enjoys a private veranda with marvelous views of the river. The romantic Cassia Suite comes with a canopied lounge, outside bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub, private dining room, plunge pool, and butler service. For families, the Albida Suite has the same amenities as Cassia with two-bedrooms.

The camp is located near the Lower Zambezi National Park, the first carbon-neutral national park and opposite Mana Pools National Park. Once the private game reserve of Zambia’s president, the park comprises 2,542 square miles of true wilderness away from the large crowds. A small area on the valley floor is home to many of the bigger mammals including elephant, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, and crocodiles, and occasionally, roan, eland, and the Samango monkey. There are plenty of birds in the area including fish eagles, red-winged pratincole, the elegant crested guinea fowl, black eagle, and vast swarms of quelea.

Daily game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles. While night drives discover the nocturnal doings of many animals. During the cool winter months, walking safaris are a popular activity for studying the smaller animals and the vegetation of the region in greater detail as well as learning tracking skills and medicinal uses of plants. River cruises on the Zambezi are the ideal way to spot pods of hippos, snapping crocodiles, and bathing elephants. Of course, a sunset cruise in the best way to end the day. But anglers will enjoy a chance to catch the elusive tiger fish. For the more adventurous, a canoe trip provides a different view of the Zambezi. There are also visits to Chiawa Cultural Village to learn about the lives of the Goba people, their traditions, trades, tools, edifices and arts including dance, song, and handiwork of local craftspeople.

At the heart of the camp is the outdoor, communal dining area overlooking the beautiful Chongwe and Zambezi rivers. The delicious meals here are made from fresh, local ingredients. The main lodge also houses a bar and library. While the camp’s pool invites guests to cool off and unwind.

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Zambia

Chongwe River Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Set in the remote wilderness of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi Valley, Chongwe River Camp is the perfect spot to view the true wilds of Africa in the comfort of a luxury safari camp.

There are nine comfortable standard tents and two elegant suites. Each of the spacious and airy standard tents comes with either a single king-sized or two twin beds. The rooms also have a large, outdoor bathroom which features a shower, a toilet, a vanity unit, and a dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror. Plus, every tent enjoys a private veranda with marvelous views of the river. The romantic Cassia Suite comes with a canopied lounge, outside bathroom with shower and claw-foot tub, private dining room, plunge pool, and butler service. For families, the Albida Suite has the same amenities as Cassia with two-bedrooms.

The camp is located near the Lower Zambezi National Park, the first carbon-neutral national park and opposite Mana Pools National Park. Once the private game reserve of Zambia’s president, the park comprises 2,542 square miles of true wilderness away from the large crowds. A small area on the valley floor is home to many of the bigger mammals including elephant, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, and crocodiles, and occasionally, roan, eland, and the Samango monkey. There are plenty of birds in the area including fish eagles, red-winged pratincole, the elegant crested guinea fowl, black eagle, and vast swarms of quelea.

Daily game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles. While night drives discover the nocturnal doings of many animals. During the cool winter months, walking safaris are a popular activity for studying the smaller animals and the vegetation of the region in greater detail as well as learning tracking skills and medicinal uses of plants. River cruises on the Zambezi are the ideal way to spot pods of hippos, snapping crocodiles, and bathing elephants. Of course, a sunset cruise in the best way to end the day. But anglers will enjoy a chance to catch the elusive tiger fish. For the more adventurous, a canoe trip provides a different view of the Zambezi. There are also visits to Chiawa Cultural Village to learn about the lives of the Goba people, their traditions, trades, tools, edifices and arts including dance, song, and handiwork of local craftspeople.

At the heart of the camp is the outdoor, communal dining area overlooking the beautiful Chongwe and Zambezi rivers. The delicious meals here are made from fresh, local ingredients. The main lodge also houses a bar and library. While the camp’s pool invites guests to cool off and unwind.