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LOWER ZAMBEZI Chongwe River House

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Highlights

  • Tiger Fishing

    Take a fishing trip on the river to do battle with the famous tiger fish

  • Ultimate Private Safari

    With your own vehicles, guides, canoes, a boat, armed scout, house manager and private chef you will be offered the ultimate private safari

  • Completely Unique Design

    This very uniquely designed house is flowing and natural in every way

  • Top Game Viewing

    The location of the house is superb. The Chongwe River is in pristine wilderness that teems with game

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General information

The Zambezi Valley is renowned throughout Africa for its magnificent herds of wild elephant. It’s also home to one of the continent’s most spectacular and unique private homes.

Chongwe River House, which sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, makes an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends. Designed by Neil Rocher, it stands on the banks of the Chongwe in a clearing between winterthorn trees. The views of the river and the dramatic mountainous escarpment beyond it are sensational.

The house has been ingeniously built around a frame of wild wood with ferro walls following the natural lines of the branches. All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree, and coloured pebbles collected from the river decorate the ceilings.

As guests at the house, you have the use of private vehicles, guides, canoes, a boat and an armed scout. All activities can be tailored to your individual requirements, and the property comes fully staffed with a house manager and private chef, who will sit down with you and plan your menus.

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Our view

This is surely one of the most stunning private safari houses in Africa built in spectacular game viewing country.

  • Incredibly designed by Neil Rocher (see Shompole in Kenya)
  • Private and exclusive stay
  • Beautiful settings and views
  • Superb Game viewing experience

 

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Price

From USD $550.00 per person Add to trip planner

Location

The location of the house is at the end of a massive winterthorn grove, on the banks of the peaceful Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi.

Rooms

Chongwe House boasts four large en-suite rooms and a dining and sitting area. The ground floor bedrooms are entered through tunnels, giving the impression of walking into a cave. The bathrooms have waterfall showers, taps made from bone and wood and exquisite basins carved from wood and white marble by the Zambian artist Eddie Mumba. In the upstairs bedrooms you can lie in your bath and gaze out across the bush.

Facilities

  • Uniquely designed private house for up to eight guests
  • Four large en-suite bedrooms, massive dining/sitting area
  • Swimming pool and platform
  • All activities are exclusive to the house guests
  • Private vehicles, guides and armed scout for walking safari. Canoes and boat

Lodge Game Viewing

The Chongwe area is famous for huge male elephants feeding through the winterthorn grove in which the house is situated and this amazing game experience is enhanced by the fact the Chongwe River itself is the main water source for most of the game in the area. From the bedrooms, the sitting room and the deck you will have game in view, feeding and watering.

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