Chongwe River CampChongwe River Camp

Chongwe River Camp

From: $730.00

Chongwe River Camp lies under a forest of trees’ overlooking South Luangwa. From safari Meru tents to abject luxury in the Cassia Suite the area is dense with game and Elephants regular visitors through camp. For families or romantic safaris Chongwe has it all.


Chongwe River Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park

Albida Suite, Cassia Suite and Safari Tents.

Chongwe River Camp lies at the confluence of the great Zambezi River and one of her tributaries, the Chongwe River. The camp is within the Game Management Area overlooking the un-fenced National Park so it’s still an excellent area for game viewing with Elephant regularly passing through camp.

Situated on the Western Bank of the Chongwe River the lodge possibly has the most beautiful setting of all the lodges or camps in Zambia. Nestled under a small forest of Winterthorn trees’ the camp is well shaded and the sweet orange pods that fall are an irresistible attraction for hungry Elephants.

The main guest area of the camp has a vast canvas roof hanging from the trees’ beneath which is the bar, a comfortable lounge, small library and charging station for camera batteries. The outdoor dining area and campfire is slightly separated from the swimming pool.

Tents and Suites

Chongwe River Camp has eight Meru-style tents that are all set on the banks of the river and overlooking the National Park.

From $730-00 per person per night.

The Albida Suite lies at the Southern edge of the main camp and is made up of two octagonal tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom. A lovely lounge area lies between the tents. This suite comes with private activities.

1 – 3 guests $2445-00 per night.

Chongwe’s Cassia Suite is at the far end of the camp and is just one extremely spacious tent that is replete with it’s own private bar, lounge and swimming pool. This is ideal for a romantic safari as it only sleeps two people.

From $815-00 per person per night.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

Chongwe River House is perfect for families with kids and small groups of friends, if you’re looking for walking camps then  Mapazi Bush Camp or Luwi Bush Camp are both excellent choices.

For luxury on the Zambezi treat yourself at Baines River Camp.

Conservation Lower Zambezi are at the forefront in protecting this unique destination. Get involved and donate.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Jeki Airstrip (1.5 hour game drive to camp) or Royal Airstrip (15 minute drive to camp).

If water levels are low then the transfer time to and from Jeki may be up to a 3 hour game drive.

On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the camp.

For assistance with flights, meet and greet in Lusaka and domestic flights to Jeki or Royal Airstrips, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Transfers to and from Royal Airstrip
  • Local brand drinks
  • Morning & afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Laundry
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural visits


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees’
  • Domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Park fees’
  • Conservation levies

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