Chongwe Camp is a tented lodge set on the banks of the Chongwe River at the confluence with the mighty Zambezi River on the western edge of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chongwe Camp has an absolutely gorgeous location with stunning views up the Chongwe River towards the Zambian escarpment beyond. Partly for this reason, and partly because there is so often game in view from camp, whether it is elephant, hippo, impala, bushbuck or warthog, the camp has always had a very idyllic and relaxing wilderness feel. The camp is slightly larger than many Zambian camps, and the standard tents are fairly compact and quite close together, which is perfect for some travellers but not private or luxurious enough for others. Their Cassia and Albida suites are however more privately located and more spacious. Chongwe has always had a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with communal meals and smiling staff. It is also less expensive than most of the other lodges in Lower Zambezi, making it a very good option for anyone looking to experience the varied activities, superb game viewing and beautiful scenery of the Lower Zambezi, without having to pay high end prices. However at some stage soon the standard tents will be upgraded and this will certainly change the dynamic of the camp.


Chongwe Camp caters for a maximum of 24 guests in 9 luxury tents, the Cassia ‘honeymoon’ suite and their two-bedroomed Albida Suite. Each of the standard tents are set on a solid concrete plinth with proper framed doors. They are…


The Lower Zambezi National Park follows the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River and offers a wonderful mix of miombo, mopane and acacia woodland interspersed with open plains and thick riverine…


Children of 6 years and above are accepted at Chongwe Camp, whilst for walking and canoeing children must be minimum 12 years. The Albida suite is great for families with children old enough to sleep in their own tent, and…

Conservation & community

Time + Tide, owners of Chongwe Camp, operate the Time + Tide Foundation which connects their lodges with neighbouring communities. The projects undertaken by the Foundation reinforce conservation, health and education…

Location Lower Zambezi National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Royal airstrip
Open April to mid-November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Birding / Zambezi Experience
Children 6 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Walking / Boating / Canoeing / Fishing / Sleep out / Hide
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 8
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms 11 (including Albida Suite)
Family Accommodation Two bedroomed Albida Suite
Bathroom Outdoor – Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi Central areas
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard