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Location:Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Lower Zambezi National Park

Chongwe River Camp

In the Lower Zambezi National Park, for reasons of survival, things need to blend in to the landscape. Chongwe River Camp is no exception.

If Chongwe tried to outdo its dramatic setting between the Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, it would have been a short-lived contest. Towered over by a thicket of acacias, lithe trunks dancing upwards to the their picturesque umbrella-shaped canopies, Chongwe River Camp is understated safari elegance on the shores of an African river giant.

The suites, just eight of them, are built from local hardwood with tented sides, glass fronts and thatched roofs. The en suite bathrooms look out to the bush and up to the sky and your private veranda looks out over the river confluence.

Dining is a fairly expansive occasion with fresh ingredients, fine wine and a sensational setting joining forces for a wickedly romantic evening. A little way off, in a private nook, the Chongwe Albida Suite is an African villa with the luxury and seclusion of an A-lister's me-my-friends-and-I play pad.

The Lower Zambezi National Park is big game country. Barricaded in by the heavily wooded Zambezi escarpment and fed by a vast drainage basin, life in the Zambezi Valley tends to appear larger than elsewhere. Elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, impala... even the elusive and enchanting sable and roan antelopes dwell in this land of giants.


Fully inclusive accommodation; 8 luxury tented suites overlooking the river; large en suite bathroom with open-air showers; swimming pool; lounge and dining area; two-roomed luxury private villa (Albida Suite) with swimming pool and full amenities


Game viewing activities include fascinating walking safaris, game drives day and night, canoeing and motor-boat safaris, birding and catch-release sport fishing

Walking safaris; canoe safaris; motor boat safaris; game drives; night drives; birding; and community programmes; open from April to November

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Kanyemba Lodge

A victim of its own prime location at the confluence of the Kafue and Zambezi Rivers, Kanyemba Island was rescued from the brink of extinction by Italian and Zambian lessees who have built an exclusive lodge on the river's edge facing the island.

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