Time + Tide - 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

Time + Tide - 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.




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.


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


Swimming pool
Open air dining
Small library
24 hour power to all rooms (generator)
Ceiling fans
Wireless internet access
Small curio shop


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


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


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, visit Time + Tide - Chongwe River Camp's website.

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

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