Explore a wild wonderland in this award-winning private home away from home

Time + Tide Chongwe House rests on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.

A two-storey, four-bedroom, four-bathroom private house, its design blends effortlessly into the undulating landscape around it, with river pebble accents and furniture carved from a fallen winterthorn tree. The house sleeps four to eight people and features private open-air bathtubs and waterfall showers, a large pool and spacious indoor and outdoor lounges with dining areas perfect for spending time together.

Listen to fish eagle calls and the faint sound of a resident family of warthogs ‘mowing’ the grass outside. Watch elephants wade across the river right in front of the house. Savour fine dining in the wild, featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, boat cruises and tiger fishing are all on offer at Time + Tide Chongwe House. Throughout your stay, a dedicated staff and guiding team will look after your every need and ensure you make the most of this haven for lions, leopards, wild dog, 370 species of birds and more. Our nearby wildlife hide is great for photography and spotting rare nocturnal creatures.


Camp Information

Open Season

Open 1 April to 15 November


Exclusive Use House


Limited Wifi available


20 minute drive from Royal Airstrip

Child Policy

Children of all ages welcome

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 storeys
  • Waterfall and rain showers
  • Private, open air baths in the upper level rooms
  • Upper level rooms have bathtubs
  • Large pool, lounges and dining areas
  • Double or twin configuration
  • Fans in bedroom
  • Generator power with British three pin plugs in rooms
  • Limited Wifi connectivity
  • No phone signal
  • Dedicated staff and culinary team
  • Private guide and activities

Lower Zambezi map

Day + night game drives
Walking safaris
Boat + canoeing safaris
Sleepout Under the Stars
Wildlife hide
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Experience local culture
Activities for children
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Your stay with us
  • Includes
  • Excludes
  • Rates include all meals, standard bar drinks, accommodation, transfers to / from local airport, local inter-camp road transfers, game-viewing activities, laundry and service charge
  • Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, and exceptional canoeing and boat cruises
  • Rates exclude entry visas, reserve wines, premium spirits and champagne, flights

from $ 900 per person

This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
Charles, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
Mandy, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
Richard, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
We love safaris and this was an excellent camp with a real authentic bush feel, which we always enjoy. The service was excellent and the team are so attentive. Really superb guiding which made for a tremendous experience.
Cate, Guest at Time + Tide Mchenja
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo