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zambia - lower zambezi national park


Chongwe River safari Lodge

Under a complete canopy of huge Winter Thorn Acacias (Albidas), it is such an unrivalled site that David Livingstone used it twice on his travels of the north bank of the Zambezi, as did Courtney Selous, when he hunted in this, his favourite wilderness!

Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, directly opposite Mana Pools.

The Chongwe River is the boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, a 4000 sq. km pristine sanctuary teeming with game, and said to be one of the continent's most picturesque wilderness areas.

Chongwe River Camp is a 'bush camp' situated in a wilderness area; elephant are more numerous than people in our Albida grove. There are no fences and the animals have complete right of way.

The chalets are large, well appointed Mulati tents under thatch, with a luxury open air bathroom on suite. Situated under a canopy of Albidas thorns and surrounded by cool lawns, they command fabulous views over the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. Each tent sleeps two people, twin or double beds can be arranged.

The Bathrooms are an experience on their own. Shower under the stars or the early morning sunshine. All fittings are made from natural materials found near the lodge.

The Zambezi is home to one of the world's premiere game fish, the Tiger. The variety in the Zambezi, Hydrocynus vittatus, can grow up to 10 -12 Kg and is a superb fighter. The facts about Tiger fish angling and popular belief differ, so please be warned that we operate a strict catch and release policy. There are plenty of bream and chessa to eat or use as bait, as well as many varieties of catfish. You will certainly have a fight on your hands if you hook a Vundu (Bagrus Catfish), which can grow up to almost 100Kg!

Exceptional Game viewing opportunities are available from the Lodge, either by open safari vehicle, on foot or by canoe and motorboat. Both day and night drives are available but groups can plan their activities around their preferences. Chongwe specialises in walking safaris, affording time to learn about the not so obvious secrets of the bush.