Settle into this camp in the heart of nature where two rivers meet and the name of the camp reflects two dimensions of existence – welcome to the splendid beauty of Time + Tide Chongwe Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, one of Zambia’s prime game viewing destinations of all time.
Find Time + Tide’s Chongwe Camp at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers where natural tides and energies merge to reflect the power and beauty of the wilderness in these parts. Come for the exceptional game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park and come for the comfort of a first class safari camp in the rustic modern style known to such lodges.
This part of Zambezi is renowned for its leopard and lion sightings, its elephant herds, antelope and hippo sightings. There are only 8 classic safari tents dotted along the very edge of the banks of the Chongwe River and each one boasts a unique view and setting that makes it special for each guest. Enjoy roomy open air bathrooms, lovely decks with comfy seats and décor reminiscent of the colourful Zambian lifestyle and culture. The tents are traditional safari canvas with wooden poles and their rustic exteriors blend into the beauty around them. Inside, there is luxury, comfort and tranquillity.
Meet fellow guest sin the main lounge and dining area, filled with hand crafted furniture and wooden accessories Every day our team serves up satisfying meals, your favourite drinks and big smiles in the relaxed main lounge. It is so homely and comfy and made for guests who really want to get back to nature and rediscover their connection with self and the environment. Enjoy every opportunity to enter the awesome wildlife hide to take photos and just listen to the sounds of nature day and night.
Awaken to elephants feeding outside your tented chalet or a fish eagle landing on the tree nearby. Watch canoes float by and get on one too to do some game viewing close to the river banks – Chongwe Camp is one of the first ever camps to be built along the river here and it hides beneath a grove of winterthorn trees with mind blowing views in all directions.
Choose your daily activities with your hosts – excellent game drives in mornings and nights, walking safaris and a canoeing safari you will never forget. Honeymoon couples will adore the honeymoon tented suite with its amazing outdoor shower and bath, plush accessories and complete privacy in the wilds.
The time and the tide are constantly changing and yet, at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp, time and tide seem to stand still and it feels as if you enter a time warp of sheer wonder and amazement. Welcome to one of the most established camps in the Chongwe River where it meets up with the huge Zambezi, a place where birds and elephants pass every day, a place where you can meet nature and never want to leave.
This camp is found in the Lower Zambezi National Park under huge winterthorn trees where hippos wallow and the peace is overwhelming. Created from wood and thatch and canvas, the tented camp blends into the natural environment yet offers guests every comfort they need for a luxury experience on safari in Zambia. The Time + Tide Chongwe Camp has a delightful, homely lounge with plenty of soft cushioned seating areas, reading materials and a bar with all the drinks you need. Sit out on the main deck all day and just watch wildlife. It is awe-inspiring!
Your tented suite has its own view and seems to perch on the sandy banks of the Chongwe river just above the water line – the glassy waters are a haven of biodiversity and the place to be is your private deck. Guests can indulge in outside showers and baths, lovely soft beds and other plush accessories in their tents. Awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and set off on sunrise drives or walks to find the wild animals and enjoy their habitats.
The natural beauty of the camp, encompassing it’s incredible location, gives it a real advantage, and guests are simply blown away by the breath-taking views, sounds and smells. That being said, the hospitable staff create an experience that is beyond world class. World class game guiding, excellent service with a smile a chef that cares about your food delights and what you love to eat. Enjoy picnic lunches out on the banks of the Zambezi river surrounded by what feels like 100’s of elephants.
Stay for longer at Time + Tide to really revel in the experiences on offer and to make the most of the game viewing from your private deck. Yes, there is a lot more to this camp than just morning and evening drives. The location, the activities, the camp itself, the food, but most of all the really wonderful people who create such a wonderful experience for the guests ensures that Chongwe Camp remains a favourite with international guests.
Tuck into awesome nouvelle cuisine a al bush style – duck that taste better than most restaurants, and crayfish, and eat the bream that you caught while fishing. Return next year on another tour to Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park and allow Voyage2Africa to tailor make your trip into Africa.
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