Chongwe River House is a unique award-winning style statement packed with luxury and character in an unbeatable location along the banks of the Chongwe River. This exclusive-use private family home is an ideal safari base for any family or group of friends in search of a one-of-a-kind private safari experience—the kind that pairs flexibility and privacy with a suite of personalized activities designed to take advantage of all that the Lower Zambezi has to offer.

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Chongwe River House is a stunning private home designed by renowned architect Neil Rocher to mimic an animal’s riverbank lair. Tree trunks, mud, and soft river rocks grow almost organically from the ground to create a series of open living spaces overlooking the beautiful Chongwe River. To complete the symphony of natural elements, the sitting room features furniture carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree and a ceiling covered in colored river pebbles, bringing the the river indoors.

The epitome of peaceful, the Chongwe River House boasts four bedrooms spread across two floors, each with its own private outdoor sitting area looking onto the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers and the dramatic Zambezi escarpment. Each bedroom also has an accompanying en-suite bathroom, specially designed to allow bathers to immerse themselves in the African wilderness. Charming waterfall showers on the top floor echo the waterfalls along the river, while the rainfall showers on the lower floor offer a complete luxury-in-the-bush experience.

Chongwe River House is a haven of space with plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for lounging and relaxing. Swimming in the large outdoor pool or simply resting in the sitting room brings with it unbelievable animal encounters as the wildlife congregates along the Chongwe River. The Chongwe region is especially famous for its huge herds of elephants, who are often in full view feeding, drinking, and playing in the river. With such captivating views, dining at Chongwe River House is an especially magical experience. Whether seated at the hand-carved dining table inside our outside on the deck under the stars, guests enjoy an array of fresh meals, personally prepared to their preferences by their very own team of chefs.

The Chongwe River House experience is exclusive and tailor-made, with mealtimes arranged to suit. Guests of Chongwe River House have at their disposal their own safari guide, game viewing vehicles, boats, canoes, and armed scouts, leaving them free to explore the Lower Zambezi on their own schedules. And with a dedicated house manager, chefs, and support staff, guests are left to do as much or as little as they want during their luxury Zambia safari. The surrounding wilderness of the Lower Zambezi is teeming with big game and cultural heritage, but many are simply content sitting on the deck and soaking in the quiet and iconic beauty that is Africa.

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