Chongwe River Camp - Lower Zambezi - Zambia

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Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, directly opposite Mana Pools on the boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, a 4000 sq. km pristine sanctuary teeming with game. Kenneth Kaunda, the former President of Zambia, reserved this part of the park for himself and since the new government opened the park, the policy has been to keep development strictly controlled. Thus, the Lower Zambezi has become one of southern Africa's premiere destinations for peaceful game viewing and unparalleled tiger fishing.

The camp itself looks onto the confluence of the two rivers and the mountains of the escarpment to the north. Under a complete canopy of huge winterthorn acacias, the camp has such an unrivalled site that David Livingstone used it twice on his travels.

Chongwe River Camp is a 'bush camp' ; elephant are more numerous than people in the nearby albida grove. There are no fences and the animals have complete right of way, thus making this a real bush experience. The chalets are large, well appointed mulati tents under thatch, with a luxury open-air bathroom on suite and each commands fabulous views over the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers.

There is so much to do at Chongwe; the game viewing is exceptional and there is a wonderful choice of activities including game drives in open safari vehicles, guided walking, canoeing and motor boating. Fishing is also a popular option.

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