Chongwe River House


  • Chongwe River House


  • Bedroom at Chongwe River House


  • Canoeing near Chongwe River House


  • Chongwe River House at night


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Chongwe River House in Lower Zambezi is located at the end of a massive winterthorn grove, on the banks of the peaceful Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi. The view of the nearby mountainous escarpment is spectacular. On entering the house, the main room has low bridges over flowing water. From this room you look out over the deck and pool to the river and mountains beyond. Chongwe River House was judged 'Best Safari House in Africa 2013' by The Good Safari Guide.

The ground floor bedrooms are each entered through a tunnel which gives the feeling of walking through a cave. The curved entrance gives privacy without the need for doors. The downstairs bathrooms have water pouring out of the stone ceiling instead of the normal shower rose. Taps are made from bone and wood and the exquisitely carved basins have been carved out of wood and white marble. The upstairs bedrooms have unusual baths, from which you have a view across the bush and the showers are waterfalls.

The Chongwe area is famous for huge male elephants feeding through the winterthorn grove in which the house is situated and this amazing game experience is enhanced by the fact the Chongwe River itself it the main water source for most of the game in the area. From the bedrooms, the sitting room and the deck you will have game in view, feeding and watering.

Activities here include game drives in private vehicles, guided walking safaris, boat trips and canoe rides, and fishing trips. Alternatively, guests can relax by the swimming pool. Chongwe River House accepts children aged 7 and over.

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Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House is a stunning private house in Lower Zambezi, perfect for families and groups of friends.

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