Chongwe River Camp

Reviews of Chongwe River Camp

Excellent(96%) From 91 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 91 of our travellers who have visited Chongwe River Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs C - Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Delightful river setting

Chongwe was the most scenic of the three camps that we visited although perhaps the wildlife was more sparse. Nevertheless Joseph was an excellent guide and determined to find the local pride of lions which had gone into hiding. He succeeded!


The camp staff were delightful and most attentive with the bush dinner creating a memorable last evening for us.

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Mrs A. from York
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Chongwe river camp review

Everything was wonderful,especially the staff, who made every effort to ensure that the children had a wonderful time.
Menus sometimes too rich for the children

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Mr Farrier
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Chongwe River Camp review

Once again a magical stay in Chongwe River Camp.

The staff here go above and beyond in their efforts to afford their guests the best possible experience.

We will certainly be returning.

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Mrs P & Mr K - Hamilton NZ
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Warmly recommended

There is a genuine warmth and sense of fun amongst the staff the Chongwe River Camp and that made our stay there very special and difficult to fault.

There is lovely attention to detail - the food, the rooms, the dining area - a feeling of being 'in the bush' yet (for us who are used to self camping at home) in a very luxurious manner!

We appreciated having different options each day so while we were there we did a walking safari, visited the local village (via boat), went canoeing, as well as the usual safari drives.

We were there quite early in the season so some of the tracks in the National Park were pretty muddy but that just added to the adventure!

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S and D from London
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Five great days in the bush

This was our fourth visit to Chongwe and it has lost none of its charm and excitement. As always the staff made you feel special and went out of their way to ensure a memorable holiday. We celebrated our Golden Wedding this year and we were given a special dinner party culminating in a lively entertainment provided by all the staff.

The wildlife lived up to our hopes with good views of lion, leopard and all the other regulars (elephants,hippos,buffalo,impala and waterbuck) making their appearance both in and around the camp. The birds were plentiful (over 100 different varieties) and the tiger fishing was excellent with fish up to 11.5lbs.

We were accommodated in the Albida Suite which provided a wonderful ambiance and level of luxury scarcely credible in the bush. Michael looked after us royally and getting up at 5 a.m. was no great chore given his production of breakfast as the sun rose over the Zambezi.

Our guide Joseph was as good as any we have had on any safari and his knowledge of the flora and fauna was comprehensive. Additionally the care he took over our comfort and safety was outstanding.

All in all a wonderful location was supplemented by superb staff to produce another memorable stay.

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Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Chongwe River Camp

Great Camp in all ways but what we particularly enjoyed was the variety of activities on offer. We especially enjoyed the river safaris and canoeing.

All the staff did everything possible to ensure all guests were able to have their preferences met and overall it was a really fun place to be.

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Mr E - Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Chongwe River Camp review

Service and staff were incredibly attentive.

Guide was very knowledgeable and obviously expert, but I would have liked a bit more communication of what he was doing to find the game, tracks, etc.

Location on the river was the most interesting of the trip and accommodations were incredibly good. Also was significantly cooler than arid region nearby. Water based activities were a very important factor in making this our favorite lodge .

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Mr and Mrs Y - Pennsylvania
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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a superb camp and experience.

The varied activity options make this an experience not to miss.

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G & H - London, UK
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Brilliant in every respect

Let's begin with the camp staff - welcoming, personable, friendly, helpful... just plain fun a lot of the time. This refers to everyone, from the guys who patrol the camp and deliver you to your tent at night, to the cooks, waiting staff and management.

Joseph, our guide, was great. A real teacher. We had a some very interesting conversations, about more than the wildlife. His knowledge about the wildlife was extraordinary - behaviour, tracking, dung!, and the animals themselves.

We did a walking safari with George... which was really interesting and enjoyable... but he talked a little too much about his political views which detracted from the experience in a marginal sense.

The camp has a view that changes every time you look. There is always something different happening on the river, on the opposite shore - and, frequently, within the camp itself. Elephant visited our tent every day - and, one evening, we had dinner with a hippo grazing only metres away!

Our tent was spacious and equipped with everything you could think of for this type of stay. The bed was extremely comfortable, the room felt very private and the outlook over the river always enjoyable and interesting.

If I could have said 'very good' for the food that is what I would have selected. The food was varied, tasty and well cooked without exception - the lunch on the riverbank after a game drive was special.

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Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Marvellous stay at Chongwe River Camp!

I was delighted to return to this very special camp: I had high expectations from previous stays and must say I really enjoyed it again - it never disappoints!
The location at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers is truly amazing with fantastic wildlife sightings even from the camp itself. The entire staff is the most welcoming, friendly & professional team you can meet.

During my stay, I went on day and night game drives, fishing, canoeing, boat cruising and walking. All activities are excellent and the general atmosphere is just tremendous: Chongwe River Camp simply achieve the perfect balance of a relaxed bush camp with high standards.

The wild dogs happened to be right behind the camp the morning I went fishing..... As I missed them, I will just have to return again!

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