Chongwe Safaris

One of the most reputable operators in Zambia, Chongwe Safaris owns and manages two acclaimed properties in the Lower Zambezi. The most famous one is without a doubt, Chongwe River Camp, established in 1996 on the banks of its namesake river. Its 9 canvas-clad suites feature thatched roofs, ceiling fans and charging points, with adjoining bathrooms supplied with hot and cold running water. Furnished personal verandas invite quiet contemplation of the surrounding wilderness. For additional space and privacy, Chongwe River Camp also has two beautiful suites – the Albida and Cassia – with butler service and their own plunge pools.

A kilometre away sits Chongwe River House, a unique and architecturally splendid private holiday home available for up to 8 guests. There are 4 bedrooms in total inside this one-of-a-kind building, which incorporates many natural materials including raw timbers, river pebbles and furniture carved from local hardwoods. With its own safari guide, a team of chefs and support staff, guests at this exclusive property enjoy a personalised Lower Zambezi safari experience.

Activities at both properties include gameviewing by vehicle, by boat, canoe and on foot. For the adventurous, it’s also possible to embark on a multi-day canoeing adventure to Tsika Island bushcamp, a rustic site which accommodates up to six people in 3 basic but comfortable rooms. This fabulous island is close to a traditional village offering authentic cultural encounters. Should you wish to gain further insight into local culture, community visits can be arranged.


How to get to Chongwe Safaris

Guests to Chongwe Safaris properties in the Lower Zambezi can fly into Zambia’s Lusaka Airport, where they board a light aircraft for their transfer to Royal airstrip. On arrival they are met and transferred to their safari camp or lodge (approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the property).

Activities at Chongwe Safaris

  • Game drives day and night
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoeing (with a multi-day option available from Chongwe River Camp)
  • Boat cruises
  • Community and cultural visits

Chongwe Safaris Highlights

  • Experience the magnificent Lower Zambezi area with one of Zambia’s best operators
  • Offering three wonderful luxury safari accommodation options
  • Chongwe River Camp, a lovely collection of canvas-clad suites set by the water
  • Chongwe River House, a splendid exclusive-use holiday home
  • Kasaka River Lodge, a relaxed and comfortable tented camp

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Lower Zambezi National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Chiawa Camp

Operated by a well-respected local family, outstanding Chiawa Camp is located in a prime gameviewing location deep within Zambia's scenic Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chongwe Safaris

One of the most reputable operators in Zambia, Chongwe Safaris owns and manages three acclaimed properties in the Lower Zambezi, the most famous being Chongwe River Camp.

Old Mondoro Camp

Family-run Old Mondoro Camp offers authentic yet luxurious safari experiences deep in the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.

Potato Bush Camp

Set in the game-rich Lower Zambezi National Park, stylish Potato Bush Camp overlooks the mighty Zambezi River which fans out into a spellbinding mosaic of densely forested islands and channels.

Sausage Tree Camp

Lavish Sausage Tree Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park offers some of Zambia’s best gameviewing along with the highest standards in luxury and service.



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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia? Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

When is the best time to see animals in Zambia? Gameviewing is best during the dry season from Jun-Oct when the animals congregate at remaining waterholes.

What is the climate like in Zambia? There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C), hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with? Zambia’s neighbours – Botswana, Malawi or Zimbabwe – which all offer amazing scenery and wildlife. Or combine with South Africa and explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia? There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Jo’burg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls. It is also possible to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by road to Zambia.

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