Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, on land where the elephant population outnumbers that of humans, rests the elegant Time + Tide Chongwe Camp. With nine classic safari tents and five luxury tented suites this charming camp is a perfect spot to watch local game, cuddle up by the campfire and relax in a truly isolated setting. Here the expert, local guides will take you out on walking, canoe, boat cruise or jeep safaris to watch the beautiful game surrounding you.
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris is located in the Lower Zambezi Valley, with the Zambezi Escarpment on one side and the Zambezi River on the other. Local game includes elephants, buffalo, lions and hippo – an impressive array of beautiful animals in their natural habitat. To reach the camp all you have to do is take a light aircraft from Lusaka International Airport for an hour.
The romantic canvas en-suite tents are located on the riverside. If you choose to stay in one of the five suites you will have an outdoor bathroom, plunge pool to cool off in and private veranda offering spectacular views of the Zambezi River. The Albida Suite has two bedrooms, ideal for families with children. Expect to hear the sounds of the wildlife as you relax by your private campfire and gaze at the gorgeous star lit night sky. Local game can often be spotted as you lay in bed so you’ll be counting elephants instead of sheep here.
Why we like it
The Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is a secluded and luxurious camp with exceptional service and a myriad of incredible activities on offer. It is a place for everyone- couples and families. One day you can get up before dawn and head out with your guides in search of local game as the sun rises over the plains, the next you can relax by the pool before canoeing down the Zambezi River to spot hippos in the water and other wildlife grazing on the banks around you.
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