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* Coming 2018
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Chongwe Safaris camps

Chongwe River House - Chongwe River Camp - 1km
Lower Zambezi National Park
Getting there
Getting there
Getting there


Day + night drives
Nothing beats magnificent African sunrises and sunsets, and animal encounters by day and night. Our guides provide a wealth of knowledge to add to the experience.


When it comes to fishing, Chongwe is tiger country! The Lower Zambezi is home to the tiger fish, nicknamed the water dog, whose share teeth are matched only by it's fighting spirit and reputation as one of the world's top game fish. We operate a strict catch-and-release policy in order to preserve stocks of this incredible fish. Alternatively, you can try your hand bream fishing on the Chongwe River. All equipment is provided, with both conventional table and entry-level fly rods available - however, we recommend serious fly fishermen bring their own rods.


The river offers a perfect place from which to view a variety of game, predators on the bank, birds and breathtaking scenery. The Zambezi river is high all year, making anytime, the best time to enjoy a boating safari.


Walking safaris
Explore and discover the untamed beauty and wildlife of the Lower Zambezi with our experienced guides at your side sharing their knowledge of the flora and fauna.


Canoeing safaris
Enjoy Chongwe's abundant wilderness and game from a canoe on the Zambezi, Africa's fourth largest river. There is something peaceful, and adrenaline filled at the same time, in floating meters away from elephants or buffalo drinking at the river's edge.


A new activity for Chongwe Safaris guests in 2017, we have found the perfect spot on the mountainside, giving you a view of the Valley floor and mighty Zambezi River in the distance. Set up camp with only wildlife and the stars for company. It's something you will never forget.
Best location & views in the Lower Zambezi


In the early 1980s, a young Chris Liebenberg was inspired by legendary conservationist, Norman Carr, to create his own dream and continue Norman's legacy of conservation in Zambia.
Captivated by the beauty and wilderness of the Lower Zambezi, Chris and his father set up a camp on the banks of the Chongwe River. Over time it grew from an overnight campsite to the award-winning, luxury camp of today.

Chris is deeply involved with Conservation Lower Zambezi and is instrumental in the development and conservation of the Chiawa Partnership Park, an area bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park.

The Lower Zambezi is famous for its canoeing safaris and water activities; also widely known as one of the best places to catch (and release) a tiger fish or two.
Pioneer of local conservation

Our people

Our people are committed and caring. Each of them brings something special to Chongwe - their warmth, passion and knowledge make Chongwe what it is. To find out more about the T+T family click here.
  • Managers
  • Guides
Chris Liebenberg
Chongwe Safaris Founder and Managing Director
Florence Mulenga Shawa
Chongwe Safaris General Manager
Allan Shawa
Chongwe Safaris Co-Manager
Mwaka Mwitangeti
Chongwe Safaris Manager & T+T Foundation Outreach Officer
George Mwanza
Chongwe Safaris Head Guide
Sam Mukankaulwa
Chongwe Safaris Senior Guide
Moses Chiguta
Chongwe Safaris Senior Guide
Alan Bonella
Chongwe Safaris Senior Guide


"I finally found the best place in Lower Zambezi. Chongwe River Camp is simply superb. The surroundings are great for the game viewing however, what makes this place special is the staff. I am done looking for a special place in this area because I found it in Chongwe River Camp and I hope to be back."
"Elephantastic! We spent an incredible 4 nights at Chongwe Camp where the resident elephants were a constant source of entertainment. We were made to feel so welcome from start to finish and it was especially hard to leave. Thank you to Flossie and all her wonderful team - we hope to return one day!"
Ollie & Rosie
United Kingdom
"Most beautiful place in Africa. I have been coming to stay at Kasaka / Chongwe for 15 years. The biggest compliment I can pay is that we come back every single year, simply because we don't want to be anywhere else. Stunning location, beautiful views, great wildlife, luxury accommodation and fantastic staff."
United Kingdom
"Breathtakingly beautiful setting! The staff couldn't be friendlier and the food prepared by their able Zambian-Italian chef is wonderful. Wildlife is plentiful, I had very knowledgeable guides and excellent sightings including aardvark (my first ever), leopard, lion and malachite kingfisher. Cruising on the Zambezi at sunset is magical."
"Heaven on Earth. Spent 4 glorious nights here and would have loved to stay longer! From the minute we arrived until our departure the brilliant staff were so attentive, friendly and professional. We were entirely spoiled! Altogether an divine experience!"
Graham and family
"The location is just amazing! Right on the river and waking up looking at hippos, buffalo, etc. was simply amazing. The staff were just wonderful and our guides George and Sam were fantastic. We also saw a rare African Wild Dog kill. I cannot thank you enough for our wonderful experience. P.S. Loved the outdoor bathrooms."