Time + Tide Chongwe House

A private safari house set on the banks of the Chongwe River on the western boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

As far as private safari houses go, Chongwe House has always been quite unique and one that really works well for slightly more adventurous private groups and families. The location is stunning with beautiful views, a tranquil ambience and wildlife all around. The house has an adventurous feel with open fronted rooms (lower level rooms have yard high walls and rope ‘rigging’ curtains at night), but beyond this the experience is very comfortable and guests are looked after incredibly well. Being totally exclusive is an obvious highlight, whilst the wide range of activities on offer is ideal for more adventurous, active travellers. But for anyone in the group that wishes to be very relaxed, there can be few better places on this planet to sit back and watch the world go by!


The spacious and very comfortable house has a unique design and style and includes four en suite bedrooms, an open air central lounge and dining area leading out onto an outdoor patio with a swimming pool overlooking the river…


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 forest…


Chongwe House is a brilliant option for family groups offering exclusivity, comfort and a wide range of activities. The location is stunning and the spacious living area and swimming pool allow families to relax and unwind…

Conservation & community

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

LocationLower Zambezi National Park
AccessScheduled or Charter flight into Royal airstrip
OpenApril to mid-November
Camp StylePrivate safari house
FocusBig game / Birding / Zambezi experience
Children7 years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Walking / Boating / Canoeing / Fishing
Maximum Guests on Vehicle8
Private Vehicle OptionsAutomatic for house
Off-road DrivingYes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms4
Family AccommodationEntire property
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath in upstairs rooms only
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fans and ceiling fans
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Wi-FiThroughout but limited
Mobile ReceptionNo
SwimmingCommunal pool
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard