Zambia’s Lower Zambezi is renowned throughout Africa for its magnificent herds of wild elephant, exceptional predator viewing and of course the Zambezi River. It’s also home to one of the continent’s most spectacular and unique private homes.

Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, making an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends wanting a private safari. The house’s unique architecture and stunning interior design combined with its superb location, make it one of Zambia’s most special properties. I have stayed there twice with my family and it was the perfect getaway location – with plenty for all of us to do and fantastic food and service!

It stands on the banks of the magical Chongwe River, close to the Zambezi, and with a sensational view of the dramatic mountainous escarpment beyond.

Many animals come to the Chongwe River to drink and from the deck the game viewing can be as good as any safari activity. The property comes fully staffed and they will assist in tailoring your private safari.

Our Rating:  5 Hand Rating

Location: Located on the banks of the Chongwe River, a quiet tributary of the Zambezi, bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park

Number Rooms: This is a 4 bed roomed house

Room Features: King size beds under waves of netting. The bathrooms have waterfall showers and exquisite basins carved from wood and white marble

Additional Camp Facilities: Swimming pool

Power Source: Generator and then inventor for the evening/night

Activities: Game drives (Day & Night), Canoeing, walking Safaris, Boat Cruises, Fishing, Cultural visits

Child Policy: Children 7 and above are welcome but lower ages may apply on request

Season: April to November