This private house has an amazing design, mimicking an animal's riverbank lair entwined with tree roots, mud and rocks, the kind you would find along the banks of the adjacent Chongwe river. We hadn't seen anything like it. Our hosts for the 4 nights were Anet and Matt, who manage the excellent team of staff. Anet manages the house beautifully ensuring the smallest details are attended to. Matt is an outstanding, passionate guide, ensuring all activities are arranged and equipment is in the right place at the right time. We really enjoyed Matt's drives. We didn't see much trophy game, but that allowed us to learn more about the enormous range of wildlife that exists in the Lower Zambezi. Matt's a keen photographer and was generous sharing tips and techniques. One of the activity options is to visit a local village and cultural centre which our teenage kids really enjoyed and we recommend highly. The food is excellent, especially the lunches with various delicious salads. There were regular special touches which we really appreciated such as a surprise lunch on an island in the middle of the Zambezi. We'll never forget this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zambia's Lower Zambezi is renowned for its magnificent herds of elephant, exceptional predator viewing and of course the Zambezi River. It’s also home to a most spectacular and unique private villa. Chongwe River House, sleeping up to eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, makes an ideal safari base for a group or family wanting a totally private safari. Activities include walks, drives, boating, canoeing, fishing and just relaxing on the deck. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chongwe River Hotel