Welcome to the Chewore Lodge and Campsite. A visit to either the lodge or campsite situated in the Lower Zambezi area on the might Zambezi River is a privilege enjoyed by few. Located at a remote and pristine site at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chewore rivers on the border of the famed Chewore North Safari area, a Unesco World Heritage site and an internationally recognised Big 5 game hunting area.
All our chalets are built apart, to give you the privacy you need while you can sit back and watch the Zambezi River pass you by. Every chalet has views of the river and they are intentionally designed to give the feeling of sleeping outdoors, whilst being secure in a wild environment.
When you aren’t on a boat or taking a nap in your private chalet, we invite you to lounge by our infinity pool, read a book, have a drink or just wind down in the lounge area of the Lodge.
Not only is the Lodge your home for your stay but it is the animals too, we have no barriers around our Lodge or Camp. Often our visitors include elephant, eland, buffalo, waterbuck, mongoose, various members of the cat family from the small timid civet to the occasional lion.
The Chewore Campsite is commonly referred to as ‘ Camping on Suite ‘ by the many regulars that visit Chewore. Each site is on the bank, facing the river. At the rear is a floodplain that often presents waterbuck, elephants, eland, baboons, warthog, etc. feeding on the evergreen grass. All campsites have their own flush loo, a lighted hot/cold shower with amazing water pressure (a real pleasure) a minus 40 deep freezer, a 4-seater table with benches, a braai area, and lights over the food prep area. Power is provided.
There is ample opportunity throughout all the listed activities below for great shots. Whether it be of the blue early morning haze in the forest, the elephants joining you for dinner or the Fish Eagle making a catch you are assured to leave Chewore with fantastic photos.
Fishing in this section of the mighty Zambezi is one of nature’s gifts to mankind, even if you are not a fisherman. The abundance of wildlife, birdlife and riverine flora along with the absence of human beings makes it an absolute pleasure.
There at least 20 different species of fish in this stretch of the river, tiger, vundu, barbel, electric barbel, silver barbel, cornish jack, bottlenose, purple labeo, two kinds of a squeaker, Churchill, bulldog fish, mberi, chessa, nkupi, niloticus and indigenous bream, eel, and others. Both the Lodge and Camp operate on a catch and release basis for tiger fish.
With over 400 species of birds (some being migratory) Chewore is a haven for birders. We have resident Pels Fishing Owl, The Great African Fish Eagle.
Game Viewing and Sunset Cruises
Depending on what time of the year you are with us, you may just be viewing the game from your bed! You are also invited to take a walk around the Albida forest in Camp. (Please do note, however, walks are not permitted out of our Camp in the Chewore Safari Area)
Alternatively, our resident chef can prepare you treats to take downriver as you cruise the River scouting elephant, eland, kudu, hippo, crocodiles and many more African wildlife. Take this opportunity to have a sunset cruise down the Zambezi being submerged in Africa’s finest.
If you have cruised the river and would like an afternoon on land, set in a landscape like no other than taking an afternoon to be pampered and wind down on the Island is a must. With drinks in hand, sand under feet, the river flowing by and the sun setting behind you there is nothing quite like Island Drinks