Chongwe River House, a private safari lodge, located right on the banks of the Chongwe River which teems with wildlife, is the ideal base for private parties or families to enjoy game drives or boat safaris on the Zambezi. The private house sleeps eight people in four spacious double bedrooms, each with large king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. The exclusive-use of the large private veranda and pool lend themselves perfectly as viewing spots from which to admire the animals as well as the mountainous escarpment in the distance.

The enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides are incredibly keen to demonstrate the beauty and magnificence of the Lower Zambezi National Park on informative, entertaining game drives, walking safaris, and canoe trips whilst at the lodge. All activities and meals are tailored according to you by the hospitable staff and hosts.


What's so great about Chongwe River House is its superb location. Compared to other national parks and reserves, this one is practically empty - not of wildlife - but rather of tourists, making it feel like a real adventure in the middle of the wilderness. Even more, being able to watch nature at its finest from your own veranda is such privileged experience. No need to scour the park for wildlife, you've got it right on your doorstep! The staff are fantastic as well; they are so passionate about what they do and genuinely want you to experience the best of Zambia during your stay.

Things to do at Chongwe River House:

  • Go for a swim in the pool whilst watching for animals taking a drink at the river
  • Take a bath in the outside tub and look out across the bush
  • Chill on the veranda

Things to do nearby:

  • Go for either a day or night game drive in the house's private vehicles with an experienced guide
  • Enjoy the thrill of a walking safari with an expert guide
  • Canoe or go for a boat ride down the Chongwe River
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing- the Tiger fish fishing is unbeatable
  • Boat cruises
  • Community visits can be arranged for those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area



  • Private Pool
  • Plunge Pool
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Laundry
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Water Sports
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Fully Staffed Incl.
  • Cook/Chef Incl.
  • Housekeeping Incl.
  • Chauffeur Incl.


Approximate location.


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    Lower Zambezi National Park and the Chongwe rivers


  • Lusaka Airport icon
    Lusaka Airport

    35 minute light aircraft transfer


  • Children under the age of seven are not permitted. 
  • Children must be aged over 12 years to participate in canoeing or walking safaris. 
  • There is a strict 15kg limit for baggage on light planes


  • ​All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Two scheduled daily safari activities
  • Use of canoes and game drive vehicles


  • Premium brand drinks

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