Chongwe River House
Exceptional fine dining under the stars The ultimate exclusive bush experience
Exceptional fine dining under the stars
The ultimate exclusive bush experience

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House, 2013, Winner of the 'Best Safari House in Africa', represents the ultimate exclusive bush experience for families, groups or individuals looking for exclusivity. The House is fully hosted on a private basis with its own safari guide, game viewing vehicle and boat.

Country

Zambia

Highlights

We love Chongwe House as it's a true one-of-a-kind; crafted by renowned architect Neil Rocher and ranked amongst the best 'Extreme Architecture' by Condé Nast Traveler, it is an extraordinary habitat in which to base yourself whilst on your water or land safari.

Need to Know

The beauty of the House is matched only by the stunning location in which its found. Nestled on the banks of the Chongwe River, guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool whilst enjoying the sight of elephants crossing the water, hippos and antelope grazing on the banks and a stunning array of birdlife


SafarisSafaris


Driving, walking, canoeing, boating, fishing. Guests are spoiled for choice with game drives, canoeing, fishing, river cruises and walking safaris, all led by fully licensed guides.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Elephants, lion, leopard, wild dogs, variety of antelope, buffalo, zebra, hippo and crocodiles, genet, civet, honey badger, mongoose, bushpig, baboon, raptors, Pels fishing owl, and over 375 species of birds.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Visit to Chiawa cultural village
Visit to Mugurameno village and Basic School
Visit to Conservation Lower Zambezi
Swims at Chongwe Falls

FacilitiesFacilities

Swimming pool
Open air dining
Bar
Laundry
24 hour power (generator)
Ceiling fans
Bathtubs in upper floor rooms
Wireless internet access

AccommodationAccommodation

4 suites in the luxury house, all en suite.

AccoladesAccolades

Good Safari Guide Awards 2016 - Best Safari House in Zambia (Winner)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2016 - Best Safari House in Africa (2nd Place)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2016 - Best Family Safari Experience (2nd Place)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2015 - Best Safari House in Zambia (Winner)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2014 - Best Safari House in Zambia (Winner)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2013 - Best Safari House in Zambia (Winner)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2013 - Best Safari House in Africa (Winner)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2011 - Best Safari House in Africa (Winner):
Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 - Best Safari House in Africa (2nd place)
Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 - Best Safari Property in Southern Africa (Finalist)

SeasonSeason

Secret season: April/May/June, 1st – 15th November
Safari season: July - October
Closed: 16th November – 1st April

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 5 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$650 pppn, fully inclusive

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 7+. Under 7 years on a case by case basis.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Location Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2016 Best Safari House Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2015 Best Safari House Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2014 Best Safari House Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Guiding Team Nominee
2013 Best Safari House Winner Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Community Safari Property Nominee
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property Nominee
2011 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2011 Best Safari House Winner Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari House Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Zambia

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari House
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari House
2015 Best Walking Safari
2014 Best Safari House
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Guiding Team
2013 Best Safari House
2011 Best Community Safari Property
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Cuisine
2011 Best Safari House
2010 Best Safari House
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)