Time + Tide Chongwe River House
Chongwe River House is located about 1km upstream from Chongwe River Camp, not far from the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. The house has wonderful views of the Muchinga Mountains to the north. Across the Chongwe River is the Lower Zambezi National Park which is a pristine wilderness with a wide variety of terrain. Children from age seven are welcome at Chongwe River House.
Accommodation & Facilities
Chongwe River House is well positioned with river frontage and accommodates eight guests in four bedrooms (two on the ground floor and two on the first floor) or 10 guests if children are sharing in triple rooms. There is a large open plan sitting room and a large decked area in front of the house with a swimming pool. The swimming pool is solar heated and shallow enough to be child friendly, although it is not fenced so supervision is required at all times. As well as private dining, guests will have use of their own vehicle and guide for wildlife viewing. There is a permanent water hole in front of the house providing fantastic viewing from either the sundeck or the private pool. The layout of the house and private facilities make it ideal for families travelling together.
Eating & Sleeping
Chongwe River House is taken on an exclusive basis so that your safari can be totally tailor made to suit including what, and when, you and your family eat.
Wildlife & Activities
Safari activities within the Lower Zambezi National Park include day and night wildlife drives, guided bush walks, canoeing, and boat trips, and guests are likely to see buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard. Birding is also good in this area, or alternatively you can fish the Zambezi for tigerfish and bream.
Specifically for children…
There are several activities that are tailored for children including:
• Children over 12 years can accompany parents on bush walks. Younger children are taken on child orientated ‘poo’ walks where they can learn about all the fun and weird parts of nature.
• Sleepout under the stars – fall asleep under a canopy of a million twinkling stars, listening to the sounds of the night-time bush. A cosy tent, bush loo, culinary team and night watchman ensure that this experience is as comfortable as it is memorable. Bookable at an extra cost and minimum age 8 years, at the guide’s discretion.
• Visit to the nearby Chitende School, where kids can meet the Zambian children and learn about the local culture.
• Fishing – child sized life jackets and fishing equipment available.
• Canoeing safaris – drift peacefully past wildlife as it visits the banks to drink and gain a new perspective on the ecosystem. Minimum age 12 years, at the guide’s discretion.
• There is also a selection of board games for children to play during siesta time.