Reviews of Chongwe River Camp
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Absolutely Brilliant Camp!
Stunning location at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe river, with amazing wildlife IN and around the camp.. Excellent accommodation, food and atmosphere.
The fact that I was travelling solo didn't seem to make any difference as regards the level of quality service, flexibility, professionalism showed by all the guides. I particularly enjoyed fishing with Sam and then with George. The canoeing and evening game drive were also delightful
I loved Chongwe River Camp the minute I set foot in the place! Flossie is most welcoming and top marks to all the staff for making it such a wonderful stay! I will Definitely return!
Chongwe river camp is located in a very beautiful setting, facing both the Zambezi and Chongwe river. Baboons, warthogs, waterbucks and even elephants are regular visitors of the camp.
From your tent you can watch the animals coming to the river to drink water. The tents are spacious, clean and comfortable offering with a beautiful view over the river.
The density of game in the park however does not compare to the one we experienced in South Lwangua.
Chongwe by the Zambezi
Super camp, although could be less individual after the smaller Robin Pope camps, but fortunately, (for us), it was not full. Upgrade to a suite was terrific.
Less game than Luanga but still exciting and stimulating with mighty river on your doorstep.
Chongwe suberb - Albida suite is pure luxury
We stayed in the Albida suite for 4 nights, and it is the best accommodation we have ever experienced in all our years of travelling.
Michael was the perfect butler, Flossie the wonderfully exuberant host and Patrick Cryvet (littlebrownjobs1) the best birding and all-round guide we have ever had.
Waking up to watch, from our bed, the sun rise across the Zambezi while the hippos splashed and grunted their laughter in the river was a wonderfully moving experience. We absolutely loved it.
Chongwe River Camp review
I loved everything nothing was too much trouble perhaps not quite as good game viewing but all other aspects made up for that. The boat trips and canoeing
Yet again staff wonderful full of interesting stories and knowledge
We had seen so many wonderful animals by the time we reached Chongwe that we did not go on safari trips. We did however go fishing and enjoyed every minute, morning and evening.
Will never forget the setting of the Camp and the proximity to the Lower Zambezi.
Best Safari camp ever
What an extraordinary place. Our camp overlooked the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers and gave us a spectacular view of all manner of wildlife - hippos, elephants, lions, crocodiles, baboons, impala, kudu, many birds, all coming down to the water's edge to drink.
It is not a camp for the fainthearted mind you - the first night an elephant broke into my bathroom and I was terrified. Little did I realise that this was quite normal behaviour and nothing to be frightened of. The other three nights were spent enjoying my nightly visits and quietly watching elephants eating their much loved Albida seeds (elephant biscuits) at spectacularly close quarters. During the day the elephants came into our camp and strolled past us. As long as you talk quietly to them and don't get too close they are fine.
We even had a leopard in camp one night that we sped off with some other guests in the truck to look at more closely.
The staff were excellent and catered for our every need.
We did many activities including game viewing, tiger fish fishing, canoeing, sunset river trips - all unbelievably exciting.
We will definitely go back.
Relaxation at Chongwe River Camp
Elephants and other animals were constantly in and out of this camp which added to the experience of being at this camp. It was also great just to be able to relax, chill out and use the pool at this camp - one of the best pools we've seen in the bush.
However, having been twice to Chiawa, I would still recommend Chiawa to any prospective traveller to the area. Nothing can surpass Chiawa so far - the best camp we have ever been to.
Also, I would say that it was much nicer at Tafika where they served food to us and we could take as little or as much as we liked. At Chongwe, we were just given our food in the evening on a plate, which meant a lot of food was wasted. It is just not so pleasant to be told, in effect, how much food you should have.
Chongwe River Camp review
We enjoyed our time at Chongwe. The facilities weren't as upmarket as at Sausage Tree, but the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere pleasantly informal.
Safaris, river trips and canoeing were all excellent. We loved our guide (Sam) but it was really good to be able to talk to the other guides at the bar and over dinner and go on some excursions such as walking and canoeing with them.
The only small gripe I have is that the wine at dinner could have been better.
Chongwe River Camp review
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