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Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, directly opposite Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park. The Chongwe River which the camp lies upon is the boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chongwe River Camp itself looks onto both the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers and the mountains of the escarpment to the north; it is a fantastic setting, regarded as one of the most picturesque camp locations in Africa.

The standard rooms at Chongwe River Camp are large, with a well-appointed Mulati tents under thatch and a luxury open-air bathroom en-suite. Situated under a canopy of Albida thorns and surrounded by cool lawns, they command fabulous views over the Rivers. The bathrooms are an experience on their own, open air with fittings made from natural materials found near the lodge.

Opened in 2007, Chongwe River Camps' Albida suite, designed by Neil Rocher, is situated on the Chongwe and Zambezi confluence with a view of the escarpment to the North. It is on the finest site the camp has. The two rooms share a lounge and dining area appointed with fine furniture and antiques that over look a private pool and the Zambezi.

The en-suite deluxe rooms are separate octagonal tents with gauze windows on seven sides with inter-leading path ways and gardens. The bathrooms have a canvas roof but are open to the bush with a bath, double basins and double shower. One shower is under cover and one is open air.

The Cassia Suite is a stand alone unit at the very confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. This prime site, which was originally owner Chris Liebenbergs' home in the Valley, is ideal for guests requesting the exclusivity of a suite and offers privacy and the quintessential romantic setting for honeymoon couples. The Suite is built in the same style and grandeur as the Albida Suite with a custom-designed octagonal room tent. The adjoining bathroom has a canvas roof with double basin, shower and free standing bath with organic ferro walling interspersed with natural wood allowing privacy but also a sense of open air bathing.

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