CHONGWE RIVER HOUSE

Lower Zambezi
Out of Africa, and out of this world! Chongwe River House is unique and a true one-of-a-kind. This stunning private house makes a significant and unique style statement, located approximately a half mile away from Chongwe River Camp on a quiet stretch of the river after which it was named.  Comprising just four huge en-suite bedrooms, Chongwe River House is inspired by the towering spires of termitariums sprouting almost organically from the ground in a series of flowing curves and bends which evolve into open living spaces. Braches seem to grow from the walls and blend effortlessly into the lounge and dining areas.
The four bedroomed house has been built around a frame of wild wood with ferro walls following the natural lines of the branches. All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single fallen Winterthorn tree and colored pebbles from the river decorate the ceilings. Nature has been brought into the house. On entering the house, the main room is open to the spectacular view and with a tinkling water feature, brings the sense of the River indoors. From this room you look out over….. 
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the deck and pool to the river and mountains beyond. The bedrooms which have either king-size or twin beds under huge mosquito nets, are arranged on two floors and have their own private outdoor sitting area. Bathtubs on the upper floor allow you to completely immerse themselves in the wilderness experience. The innovative 'waterfall' showers on the upper floor echo the waterfalls of the upper river whilst those on the lower floor afford the experience of 'rainfall' showers.
 
As a guests of the house a private vehicle, boat, canoes, guide and armed scout for walking safaris are completely at your disposal. All activities and times are tailor made to suit you so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like, when you like. The Chongwe area is famous for huge male elephants and from the bedrooms, the sitting room and the deck you will have game in view, feeding, drinking and playing, along and often in, the river. If you sit long enough, all Africa will come to you.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 4 bedroom private house.
  • Swimming pool
  • Located on the Chongwe River, which forms the western boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • More than 60 different mammal species
  • Superb birdwatching with over 400 species of birds recorded
  • Game drives (day and night); birdwatching
  • Walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing and canoeing
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, standard bar drinks and house wines, all game activities and laundry
  • Generator and solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2015 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI HOUSE IN AFRICA’ RUNNER UP
  • 2014 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI HOUSE IN AFRICA’ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • 2014 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘Best Value Safari Property, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • 2013 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI HOUSE IN AFRICA’ WINNER
  • 2011 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI HOUSE IN AFRICA’ WINNER
  • 2010 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI HOUSE IN AFRICA’ RUNNER UP
  • 2010 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI PROPERTY IN EAST AFRICA’ FINALIST
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