Chongwe River House, a private escape
Situated on the banks of the Chongwe River, an ideal location for viewing wildlife, the Chongwe River House can host up to eight people in the four bedrooms. The house is perfect for families or friends travelling together who want a place to stay all together, away from other tourists. Meals and schedules can be catered to the guests’ needs, as the house also has a tour guide, a private chef, a manager and other staff. Everything you need for a relaxing and exciting vacation can be found at the Chongwe River House.
Get Away From It All
The area surrounding the Chongwe River House is teeming with wildlife, known for its large herds of wild elephants. Beyond the picturesque river where animals come to drink are magnificent mountains, standing tall and beautiful against the bright African skies.
Families who come here have the whole house to themselves, complete with a private swimming pool and deck. There are four bedrooms, and bathrooms with waterfall showers and white marble tubs. There is also a sitting room and a deck with lounge furniture where guests can sit out and watch the river meander by, waiting for an elephant to appear. Animals often wander by the river, right in front of guests who are lounging by the pool.
The chefs will cook up whatever kind of food the family desires, a plus when traveling with kids. Children who are tired of exploring in the national park can even stay back in the Chongwe River House with the hostess to relax, swim in the pool, or help in the kitchen, while the adults continue to explore the wilderness.
Lower Zambezi National Park
This area has only been declared a national park since 1983, so it has not been overrun with tourists. The park encompasses 4000 sq. km. in an area known for elephant, buffalo and lion sightings.
Guests have access to private vehicles and scouting guides who will lead them, walking and driving, through the national park around the Chongwe River House. They also have canoes and boats that guests can take out on the river for a closer view of some of the animals. Fans of fishing can try their luck in the river waters while they are out in the boats.
An African Experience
The walls of the Chongwe River House are built with wild wood and structured around the branches of the tree. The furniture in the lounge was all carved from a fallen tree, giving it an authentic African feel. To add to the atmosphere, colored pebbles gathered from the Chongwe River are interspersed in the ceiling. Natural materials and décor made from the local area come together to create an experience like no other.
The highlight of staying on the river is that you do not have to go into the park to see the wildlife. The animals come to you. The mountains, wildlife and scenery make this destination one that will give you a true taste of Zambia and the African safari.