Chongwe River Camp: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||9|
Main description of Chongwe River Camp
Chongwe River Camp: Facilities
|Room facilities||Tea / Coffee, Fan, Shower, Outside Shower|
|Available services||Airport Shuttles, Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Game Viewing, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Walks, Fishing, Canoeing, Boat Cruises, Big 5|
Room types at Chongwe River Camp
The Albida suite is a luxurious self-contained colonial-style tented suite which sleeps four guests in two spacious, octagonal bedrooms set on either side of a private dining room and lounge area with its own bar fridge, plunge pool and fire pit. It is ideal for families or friends travelling together. Its decor combines colourful African textiles with Victorian-style silverware, rich hardwoods and plush, overstuffed couches. Bedrooms feature either a kingsized or two single beds with crisp, percale cotton linen, plush throws and an overhead fan. Outside bathrooms, laid out beneath their own tented canopy, have twin vanity units, shower, ball and claw bath and toilet.
Cassia Suite is ideal for guests requesting the exclusivity of a suite with privacy and is the quintessential romantic setting for honeymoon couples. Built in the same style and grandeur as Albida Suite, Cassia has an adjoining bathroom, featuring a Victorian-style ball and claw bathtub and intimate rainfall-style shower with a lounge and fully stocked bar alongside a private pool set at the edge of the river.
Luxury tented chalets are strung out like a beaded necklace along the Chongwe River underneath a cooling canopy of winterthorn trees. Light, airy and spacious, with either one king-size or two twin beds and integrated shelving, each of the eight classic tents at Chongwe River Camp is equipped with enough luxuries to ensure your stay in the bush is exceptional.
Activities at Chongwe River Camp
Chongwe is tiger country! The Lower Zambezi is home to the tiger fish, nicknamed the “water dog,” whose sharp teeth are matched only by its fighting spirit and reputation as one of the world’s top game fish.
At Chongwe River Camp we offer our guests the chance to head out onto the river in search of this formidable combatant, operating a strict catch-and-release policy in order to preserve stocks of this incredible fish.
Alternatively, you can try your hand at bream fishing on the Chongwe river itself, where a limited catch can be brought back to camp and served up with a delicious lemon butter sauce!
Fishing can be combined with game activities and all equipment is provided, with both conventional tackle and entry level fly rods available. We recommend serious fly fisherman should bring their own tackle. Please contact us for specifications and recommendations