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Truly last week was the best week in my whole life. Thank you and all the staff so much. CJ, you missed the grand finale when we saw lions being chased by elephants & crossing crocodile infested waters. It was spectacular and Daniel did Chongwe proud.

It helps knowing it is all being packed away. It is so cold here. I may have to start job hunting in Zambia.

Jack & Eva were blown away by our visit.

Food was once again exceptional, accommodation beautiful and the staff just lovely.

When we arrived there were elephants in camp and when we left they were walking across the runway. These are the things that dreams are made of, not reality. I still cannot believe it was all real. I must start writing some of it down.
- Susie, Eva and Jack - November 2013


Chongwe River Camp is just the right amount of luxury yet keeping a feel that you are very much a part of the surrounding environment. The customer service of the staff and guides could not be better. They were all highly trained in the wildlife that you see on your safari drives as well as just sitting outside your tent in the camp! If you are looking for a place where the focus is on the wildlife viewing, then this is the place to be! Not only do you not even need to leave the camp to see lots of wildlife (including crocodiles, hippos, elephants, bee eaters, and many more) but often times you have a sleep mate outside your tent at night! (totally safe and an incredible experience)

Believe me when I say that the food quality is not compromised by the
fact that you are in the middle of the wilderness! Our meals were all
fantastic and varied.

Put this place on your Bucket List and you will be glad you did!
- Nicole - October 2013


Hi Laura
Many thanks for your email, we had a good trip home, and were extremely sorry to leave Chongwe.... and Slash.
Its been the very best safari experience ever, and we've had 20 years of coming and going throughout Africa, and never had such a great time.
The poem says it all really, cant wait to come back.
Very many thanks again to everyone for making it special, myself and Gordon are sitting at work thinking what Slash is up to !
- Morag, Peter and Gordon - October 2013


In over 30 years of extensive travel to remote areas worldwide, Chongwe is #1 on my list. Simply FABULOUS!
- Charlene - September 2013


I loved being a Chongwe and feel now as I walk around our neighborhood that it was all a lovely dream. Thanks for making our stay so pleasant and wonderful. Looking back on our visit I really can't think of anything more that you and the others could have done to make our stay more enjoyable than it was. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and lots of fun! Be sure to give my regards to Daniel (your husband), who was so helpful to us, Flossie and Alan, who were delightful, and our super guide, Sam. Tell him I think of him all the time when I am identifying birds here at home. He is a marvel! We really hated to leave all of you. I am in the midst of reviewing all of my 1300 photos! It was so real at the time and so dreamlike when I am here at home. My husband and kids and their families are all glad I am home safely. It is great to be with them again, but I am really wishing I were still in Zambia, at least part of me!
- Cathy - September 2013


Stunning location at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe river, with amazing wildlife IN and around the camp.. Excellent accommodation, food and atmosphere.

The fact that I was travelling solo didn't seem to make any difference as regards the level of quality service, flexibility, professionalism showed by all the guides. I particularly enjoyed fishing with Sam and then with George. The canoeing and evening game drive were also delightful.

I loved Chongwe River Camp the minute I set foot in the place! Flossie is most welcoming and top marks to all the staff for making it such a wonderful stay! I will Definitely return!
- Marie-Aude - August 2013


Hi Caroline
I would just like to say thank you for the wonderful stay at Chongwe River Camp the last few days. The improvements to the lodge, the friendliness of the staff and the service is out of this world.
- Francois - August 2013


We just got back from our African adventure and I have to say thanks the folks at the Chongwe River House and River Camp for making our experience nothing short of FANTASTIC! Anet and Matt were incredibly hospitable at the House...more like friends than hosts. And Flossie, Allan, Victor, Patrick and Daniel made our days at the Camp remarkable as well. A very special thank you to our guide Daniel. His knowledge and enthusiasm made every game drive and boat trip thoroughly enjoyable. At times he seemed even more excited to see some of the animals than our group did, like the hyenas on the night drive our last night there. The sights were just amazing. We saw Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Elephant, Hippo, Jackal, Zebra, Croc, Buffalo, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Eagle, Stork, Bee Eater...birds of all kind. And to see the night sky in all its glory...including the Milky Way...WOW!
- Steve, Cinndy, Ed, Colleen, Ron, Lana, Steve & Teri - August 2013


Hi Laura,
I just want to say thank you to you, Dan, Dan, Wilson, Victor, Stephen, Chris, the list could go onů for a very special few days on the banks of the Chongwe. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be in its remoteness and wildness but with a remarkable attention to detail on the home comforts and service. Thank you to you and the whole team and I will be sure to pass on the recommendation to my friends and, not least, parents.

All the best for the remainder of the season, especially with the impending heat!
- Mark - August 2013


Dear Laura - I wanted to thank you and all the staff at Chongwe River Camp for the most wonderful stay. I only wish it had been longer. As the owner of Laterallife it is vital that I experience camps such as yours if we are going to go out of our way to personally endorse them.
I will do more than just endorse Chongwe - I will recommend it as a vital component in every Vic Falls/Lower Zambezi trip we plan. Whether it be for adults travelling with no kids, families or special occasions Chongwe River Camp is a must stay sort of place. The setting is simply breathtaking and having travelled the length and breadth of the world it is one of the most majestic properties I have ever had the luck to stay at!!
The staff were charming and totally helpful. The weather could not have been kinder and when I come back, which I certainly will, I would love to stay in the eye wateringly sumptuous suite overlooking the Chongwe River and the Zambezi.
Many thanks.
Best wishes to all.
- Nick - July 2013


We had such a wonderful time with you all! Everyone was so gracious and accommodating. A special thanks to the chef who prepared delicious vegetarian dishes for me! And Patrick was a superb guide!
I love the poem and will cherish it always. Being that this was our third trip to Africa, I think it is evident how much we love it!!!

Thanks again for everything!
- Cherry - July 2013


Please extend our warm regards to everyone,your team is the Luxury point of Chongwe River safaris. I was really sad to leave, we had the most extraordinary stay ever in our trips around this wonderful world. Have a lovely Sunday.
- Maria Cristina & Klaus - July 2013


Dear Laura

Thank you for the email. We still can't quite believe we were privileged enough to enjoy butler service on the Zambezi with lovely staff, delicious food and hippos as night companions. Think we caught young Dan at the peak of his theoretical knowledge (with the exams just gone by) and we'd like to tell him that the many interesting facts he imparted kept us company for the whole journey.

Would love to come back one day but in the grip of an Arabian summer, it all seems like a very distant prospect alas.

Wishing you all well at Chongwe.
- Jenny and Sam - June 2013


Everyone was wonderful, friendly and professional. Accommodation perfect! Patrick's guiding was exceptional. He is so knowledgeable in all areas, you have a real gem!
- Sally, Andy, Lisa and Amy - June 2013


Hi Laura,

We greatly enjoyed your hospitality & kindness to us both. It was also good not being forced to arise at 0530 hrs each morning!

We liked Patrick's bird drives and suggested it might be a good idea for him to be equipped with a bird tape to call up birds on demand. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we definitely loved it.

We hope we shall meet you once more in the near future.

Regards to all the staff & thanks to Patrick and for your excellent hospitality.
- Mary and John - June 2013


Victor was a wealth of knowledge and so pleasant to spend time with. It was all lovely! Will definitely return!
- Nicholas, Michelle and Linda - May 2013


We were made to feel very welcome and excellent service from all.
- Sam and Jenny - May 2013


We often think of the wonderful time in Chongwe River Camp. Thank you very much for the beautiful days and especially for the last night in the honeymoon suite. We enjoyed it very much.
- Esther and Christian - May 2013


I think I am a bit addicted to your camp really.
- Ragna - May 2013

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