Chongwe River Camp

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Chongwe River Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Chongwe River Camp Tents:

Dotted along the banks of the Chongwe River are Chongwe River Camp's 5 star suites, 4 star tented rooms and outdoor, communal dining area. Overlooking the beautiful rivers, with the mountains of the escarpment providing a dramatic backdrop, you don't need to leave camp for your wildlife viewing activities.

The nine tents are light and airy with either a king sized or two single beds, they are equipped with enough luxuries to ensure your stay in the bush is exceptional.

Cotton linens, local textiles and hand-crafted furniture blend seamlessly with organic fittings and fixtures, all designed to make the most of what Mother Nature has provided, including the incredible views.

All the tents are under thatch for maximum coolness in the heat of the day and feature ceiling fans and charging points. Each has a large, shaded outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror.

The tents also have their own private verandahs overlooking the river, making them an ideal place for relaxation and contemplation of Africa's wonderful wilderness.

Chongwe River Camp Suites:

These luxurious self-contained colonial-style tented suites are situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. Both have butler service, plunge pools and private dining options (meals can also be enjoyed at the main camp).

Albida sleeps four guests in two spacious, octagonal bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, set on either side of a private dining room and lounge area with its own bar fridge, plunge pool and fire pit. With privately guided drives, it's ideal for families or friends travelling together.

Cassia is a luxurious, private tented suite for two consisting of a canopied lounge and dining area with huge octagonal bedroom; it's perfect for honeymooners or romantic couples. Set beneath its own tented canopy, the outside bathroom features a ball and claw bathtub and intimate rainfall-style shower. Perfect for honeymoon couples or those wanting an extra dash of luxury.


Boating excursions and sunset-kissed outings.


There are tiger fish to catch and release

Chongwe River Camp Tents:

  • Elephants through camp
  • Best views in the Lower Zambezi
  • Longstanding team
  • Home away from home
  • Variety of activities
  • Let Flossie and her team take care of you like family
Need to Know:
  • Open April to November
  • 9 standard tents
  • Accommodates up to 18 guests
  • Generator power
  • Internet in camp, no phone signal
  • 15 minutes drive from Royal Airstrip

Chongwe River Camp Suites:

  • Cassia is perfect for honeymoon couples
  • Albida is best for friends or family wanting a bit more privacy
  • Enjoy meals in your dining space or join other guests in main camp
  • Get the best views of both the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers
  • Albida guests get private guide and vehicle (4 people)
Need to Know:
  • Open April to November
  • 1 bedroom Cassia Suite (2 guests)
  • 2 bedroom Albida Suite (4 guests)
  • Generator power
  • Internet in camp (remember it's bush internet!), no phone signal
  • 15 minutes drive from Royal Airstrip

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