Chongwe's outdoor, communal dining area is at the heart of the camp. Set overlooking the beautiful Chongwe and Zambezi rivers, with the escarpment providing a dramatic back drop, the view is truly stunning. Our team of experienced Chefs prepare a wide variety of delicious meals using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Guests staying in our Albida or Cassia Suites have the option of dining privately or are more than welcome to join guests for meals at the main camp.
We are also happy to arrange earlier dinners for any younger guests upon request and pre-arrangement.
Our team of highly trained, local Chefs are more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements you may have. If your food preferences or requirements could be considered out of the ordinary (vegetarian, vegan, gluten, dairy free etc) then we do ask that you inform us in advance of your arrival.
Meal times at Chongwe are fluid depending on the time of year and the choice of morning activity but a general guide is as follows.
Breakfast 6.00am - 7.00am. Watch the hippos stir and early morning game drinking from the river bank in front of you while you sip hot coffee and enjoy a light breakfast buffet.
Brunch 11.30am - 12.30pm. After returning from your morning activity a buffet brunch is served. Join your guide and fellow guests to share tales of the morning’s adventures.
High Tea 3.30pm - 4.00pm. Meet for drinks and a delicious, freshly baked treat before setting off on your afternoon activity.
Dinner 7.30pm - 8.00pm. After pre-dinner drinks and canapés around the roaring fire, guests are seated for a delicious three course dinner served al fresco under a canopy of stars.