When we were guiding in the early 1990’s it would have seemed a little strange to work at a safari camp where there was a swimming pool in the middle of the bush. That time has gone and for good reason too, there is something so refreshing about coming off a game drive or bush walk and diving into crystal clear water. Many of the camps are in regions where the summer temperatures soar into the late 30’s and the dust in October can be formidable. The Pool idea is a winner.
Many Safari Camps have taken the concept to a new level and now the variations on Safari pools are many and the combination of swimming and game viewing has been taken to the extreme where you will be sitting at one end of the pool sipping a G and T and a herd of Elephant are sipping the clean water from the other end.
It is no wonder then that a swimming pool at one of Zambia’s premier wildlife spots on the Lower Zambezi – Chongwe River House has been included by a leading on line design magazine “Architecture and Design” as one of the 40 most unique swimming pools from around the world. From this pool one can sit and stare out across the Zambezi River towards Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Elephant, Hippo, Lion and Buffalo all wonder within easy reach of the pool and a Gin and Tonic is never far from your hand.
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11 February 2015