Chongwe River Camp
Lions by the mighty Zambezi River A romantic dinner in Cassia Suite
Lions by the mighty Zambezi River
A romantic dinner in Cassia Suite

Chongwe River Camp

Chongwe Safaris is one of the oldest and most established companies in the Lower Zambezi. Going into our 20th year of operations we are proud to offer you our award-winning formula of great service in the best location in the Lower Zambezi.
Our safari is a unique and unforgettable experience, whether you stay in our Classic Tents, Albida or Cassia Suites or on Tsika Island, we will make sure your stay with us is a real home away from home - a place where you can unwind and switch off from the rest of the world.
We offer an unmatched variety of activities. Day and night game drives, boats cruises, walking safaris, cultural village visits and our flagship experience, canoeing which offers you the opportunity to view wildlife from a more natural perspective. The Lower Zambezi is also widely known as one of the best places to catch (and release) a tiger fish or two.

Country

Zambia

Highlights

The views! From every tent and suite in the camp you will see the majestic mountain escarpment to the left and the Chongwe River in front of your room. Home to an array of animals and birdlife, guests needn’t leave their tents to enjoy the hippos, elephants, antelope and birds that call the Chongwe River home.
Couple this with both the land and river based game viewing activities and Chongwe River Camp offers guests a truly memorable safari experience

Need to Know

Located on the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers. This camp has arguably the best views in the whole of the Lower Zambezi area.


SafarisSafaris


Driving, walking, canoeing, boating, fishing & cultural visits. Guests are spoiled for choice with game drives, canoeing, fishing (tiger fishing, bream, vundu), 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
Small library
Laundry
24 hour power to all rooms (generator)
Ceiling fans
Wireless internet access
Small curio shop

AccommodationAccommodation

9 Classic Tents
1 Cassia Suite (1 bedroom, private pool & dining)
1 Albida Suite (2 bedrooms, private guide, pool & dining)

AccoladesAccolades

2016 - Most Romantic Safari Property, Runner up
2016 - Best Family Safari Experience, Runner up
2015 - Most Romantic Safari Property, Winner
2014 - Best Value Safari, Winner
2014 - Best Ecologically Responsible, Runner up
2014 - Best Safari Cusine, Runner up
2010 - Good Safari Guide Awards, Best Safari Property in Africa, finalist
2009 - Amarula Awards, Best retreat in Africa
2009 - Zambia Tourism Awards, best Safari Accommodation
2008 - Elite Traveler, top 100 suites, Albida Suite

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 $650 pppn all inclusive

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 7+ are welcome. Families with children younger than this wishing to experience a private safari in Albida Suite are discussed 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
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Design 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 Guiding Team Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Value Safari Property Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Zambia

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Best Walking Safari
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 Guiding Team
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team
2015 Best Walking Safari
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team
2014 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa

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