Chongwe River Camp

Set in the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park, Chongwe River Camp is a well-established property perfect for exploring some of Zambia's most alluring scenery. Found at the meeting point of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, the Camp holds a charming setting under Winter Thorn trees and overlooking the river waters ?? a popular haunt for local hippo. A great emphasis is placed on relaxation, which is easy to do being so close to nature. Service from staff is excellent and accommodation supplies all the modern comforts while remaining traditional.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The tented accommodation found at the camp is set along the river bank and while not overtly luxurious is exclusive in location and authenticity. Spacious interiors and comfy beds are complemented by rustic tones and an enviable proximity to surrounding wildlife, with elephant often casually passing by Camp. The Camp has recently taken over Kasaka River Lodge; a slightly more rustic property, found slightly upstream and offering a further 20 rooms.

With wildlife so rich around Chongwe it's the perfect excuse to explore all the Lower Zambezi National Park has to offer. Take in lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippo and countless species of bird through canoe safaris and full day picnics.

Getting There

Chongwe River House is a 30 minute flight from Lusaka to Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi followed by a 15 minute drive to camp.


Full day picnics, game drives, fishing, canoeing and boating safaris.

Read what our previous clients thought of Chongwe River Camp

Review of Chongwe River Camp

Nisal Kanchana Samarasekera

Absolutely remarkable! Loved the variety it had to offer with river boating and canoe trips. Once again the staff and drivers were magnificent and went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. I would very much like to go back there again in the near future.

09/08/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Chongwe River Camp

Bill Passmore

In Chongwe you felt at times that you were going to see nothing and suddnly you "ran into" a couple of lions and then a herd of about 200 Buffalo. Fishing for bream in Chongwe was interesting but not very productive but the canoe trip on my last evening was great. But I made the mistake of coming back to camp by boat as two other canoeists who came by…

12/07/2013 Read full trip review

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