Chongwe River House
A spectacular private safari home, Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms.
Situated on the banks of the Chongwe River, the home boasts a sensational view of the dramatic escarpment beyond. Following the natural lines of the riverbank, Chongwe blends perfectly into its setting. Nature has been brought into the house, with all the furniture in the sitting room carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree and coloured pebbles from the river used to decorate the ceilings. The beautiful bush views are the focus of the generous bedrooms, while spacious bathrooms all boast waterfall showers, basins carved from wood and
white marble and deep outdoor bathtubs. A large private swimming pool and shady deck set beneath a spreading winterthorn trees also look out onto the magnificent panorama of the Zambezi escarpment. Chongwe House comes fully staffed with a guide, house manager and private chef, allowing guests to set their own pace for their safari. A private vehicle, canoe, boat and armed scout for walking safaris enable guests to choose from a number of ways to explore the beautiful surroundings
Why &Beyond Recommends This Property
- Ask your guide to arrange a fishing trip and test the strength of the Zambezi’s famous tiger fish.
- Relax out on the deck after lunch and see how many animals you can spot coming down to the river – don’t forget to keep an eye out for elephant!
- Visit a local village and get an intimate glimpse into the ways and traditions of the Zambian people.
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