Chewore Lodge and Campsite is an exclusive family run Lodge and Campsite built on foundations of passion and preservation for the area and the wildlife that surrounds us.
Africa’s landscapes are dramatic, and our wildlife is abundant and we feel that simply being in such remoteness is the privilege itself. One we love to share.
There are very few places on Earth that are untouched by man however, Chewore Lodge is one of those few places and it is situated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will fall asleep to the sounds of roaring lions and wake up to the call of the Fish Eagle and we aspire to have you leaving Chewore Lodge feeling that you have truly experienced Africa. We invite you to be our guest and immerse yourself in our genuine African hospitality.
With this being the ethos behind it all, we would like to welcome you to our little ‘Piece of Heaven’,
Chewore Lodge and Campsite.
Activities / packages
Mrs Wonderful location on the Zambezi River. Great hosts and wonderful hospitality. A beautiful refuge in the Zambezi valley. Your staff were friendly and very helpful. Loved all the animal sounds at night. Thank you Terry and Di. Looking forward to visiting again one day. Gerry and Di Southey. Australia.
Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi - Another item ticked off "The Bucket List" The lodge is located at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chewore rivers - in the lower Zambezi area. 8 colleagues and I flew in from Harare on the 9th November for 4 unbelievable nights. The lodge is on the bank of mighty Zambezi and you have spectacular views from the open eating area and bar - situated in a Lapa. There is also a small pool which is very welcome in the heat. The service is incredible - the resort is well managed by Ken and Paula and their team, who are very knowledgeable and provide excellent input/advise around any requirements you have. The food is wholesome, varied and very well presented. I would like to give special mention to Gilbert who ran around after us like a butler ensuring our every need was met!! The accommodation is clean and comfortable with fly nets over each bed. Each cottage has views over the Zambezi. The Lodge has 2 open decked boats and I would recommend that, although the boats can accommodate 6 people comfortably, you limit a maximum of 4 fishermen per boat. The boats are skippered by 2 great gentlemen - Blessing and Canaan. They know the river well and will try their best to ensure you catch Tiger Fish - I managed to catch 7 Tigers varying from 1-7 pounds. The skippers are also very knowledgeable on birds. A birder in our group managed to find 144 different species in the 5 days we were there - including Lilian's Lovebirds. While on the river we saw a variety of Buck, Hippo, Elephant and Crocodile - be aware that the first 3 animals were also in the lodge area at night. There are occasionally Hyena and Lions in the Chewore area too. Overall we had the honour and privilege of coming to the lodge and we were rewarded with incredible experiences, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Fishing trip Lodge & campsite top of the range. Food excellent, quiet, great fishing. Boats and fishing gear in tip top shape. If you are a lover of tiger and bream fishing, this is a must! Swimming pool for hot months
Another outstanding visit... I had the privilege of staying at Chewore Lodge on several occasions. Chewore is a hidden gem and the ultimate African experience that has to be experienced. The lodges are laid out around the main dining and entertainment area making it convenient and easily accessible. The dining and entertainment area provides a beautiful little bar, dining area, sunbeds, board games, bird watching books, and a spectacular infinity pool that's provides a very scenic view while you cool down from the summer sun. The lodges are well maintained and provide all the services and amenities you would expect to find in town, while being isolated in the middle of the Zambezi. Good job Chewore. The staff are very warm and helpful. Our fishing excursions were always enjoyable and catching tiger fish is guaranteed. The boats are very comfortable and spacious with attention to detail that would impress any serious fisherman. Drinks were always cold, and snacks on the boat were always catered to and well thought out. The boat drivers are well experienced and can educate you on wild life, good fishing spots and in general very helpful. The kitchen provides meals that are consistently up to standard, with fresh breads and rolls baked daily. The rolls and breads are molded into different shapes and sizes on a daily basis. The kind of attention to detail you remember. Over and above. The wildlife, variety of bird species and the natural surrounding noises of being in the bush allows your mind to be living in the present, which is what a retreat or a holiday is all about. The local elephant by the name of Chewore often enjoys his walk about in the campsite in the early evenings which is a great time to watch how graceful these creatures are. My best sleeps have been at Chewore. Thank you to all the staff and team that have made Chewore what it is today. I look Forward to my next trip. Milton
Charming Chewore Chewore did NOT disappoint. Having lived my whole life in Zim, it was a dream of mine to visit Chewore at least once! Loads of animals with plenty excitement as nigh time visitors & noises gave us sleepless nights. We didn’t care. Daytime we caught nice tiger & large Vundu - 11 & 15 kg’s! Thanks to the camp hosts for their friendly assistance. Can’t wait to plan the next trip! Just a small note - go well prepared to ward off the millions of ants.
Another Fantastic Trip Stayed in the Campsite. Everything was in perfect working order, as before. Chewore offers the best on-the-water river experience, without staying in an exorbitantly expensive lodge somewhere. Great launch facilities and a fantastic stretch of river are why we come to this place. Cannot wait to be back.
Family Fishing Trip 2017 We had the pleasure of staying at Chewore Lodge at the end of September 2017 and it was amazing to say the least. All the staff were brilliant, especially Caanan our boat driver who managed to help us catch a couple Tiger with 2 highlights being a 7.2kg and an 8.6kg. Ken and Paula, the managers were excellent hosts and really made the trip a memorable one. We will be back next year for sure!.
Dinner with elephants! We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Chewore Lodge. Stunning location, lovely staff, fabulous meals. Especially when the elephant dropped by to say hi while we had dinner! Highly recommend - a great place for fishers, animal lovers, and anyone after a relaxing getaway.
Ms Ungulate D
So Relaxing At Chewore we really didn't have to go out looking for any wildlife - the animals came to us! From the naughty honey badger trying to raid the kitchen, to plentiful waterbuck, baboons and monkeys, to the local hippo population and crocodiles, right up to the nightly elephant visitors right on the front lawn (completely relaxed with our human presence), this was just so special. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and we were treated like royalty. Those who wanted to fish could do so whenever they liked, and relaxing in the sun by the pool was a great option for the rest. The beds were really comfortable, and the rooms all had river views. The animal sounds during the night just complete the picture. This is a fantastic destination, highly recommended.
Wonderful Relaxing Holiday Destination Spent 4 nights at Chewore Lodge with my family (10 of us altogether). The staff were wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. It's an incredibly special location right on the banks of The Zambezi with a beautiful swimming pool and a perfect area to lie down and relax in the sun. The fishing and game drive options are also perfect.