Chongwe River House stands on the banks of the magical Chongwe River, close to the Zambezi, and with a sensational view of the dramatic mountainous escarpment beyond.
The location of the house is superb. The Chongwe River, a quiet tributary of the Zambezi, borders the Lower Zambezi National Park offering 4000 square kilometres of pristine wilderness that teems with game.
Chongwe River House sleeps eight in four spacious ensuite bedrooms, making an ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends wanting a private safari.
The house has been 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 from the river decorate the ceilings. Nature has been brought into the house.
The bedrooms all have kingsized plus beds under waves of netting. From each bed there is a stunning view of the bush or the escarpment.
The bathrooms have waterfall showers and exquisite basins carved from wood and white marble by the Zambian artist Eddie Mumba. From your outside baths you can lie and gaze out across the bush.
Sitting on the deck, under a huge winterthorn tree and next to the large pool, your view across the Zambezi escarpment is magnificent. In the foreground the Chongwe River is a magnet to wildlife.
As guests at the house private vehicles, guides, canoes, a boat and an armed scout for walking safaris are all at your disposal. All activities can be tailored to your individual requirements.
Being on the Zambezi River is a memorable experience... whether canoeing, bird watching along the islands by boat, or taking a fishing trip to do battle with the famous tiger fish.
Families are welcome and the house is absolutely suited to accommodating children. There is a minimum age of seven.