It’s like London buses used to be, none around for ages when you want one and then several come along together. So it is with follies and fantasy buildings. Two in a single day today.
Here is our second treasure of the day – the Chongwe River House in Zambia on the banks of the Chongwe River. Strictly speaking it isn’t a folly as it is a working building, a luxury safari lodge, but I defy anyone to look at the image above and say it doesn’t fulfil many of the fantasy elements of the best follies.
If you want to stay there, it has four bedrooms, waterfall showers and open air bathrooms and a range of wild life watching options, including hippo spotting on the river, exploring the Lower Zambezi National Park (with your own private guide and armed ranger or hanging out in the lodge’s pool and elephant spotting on the lawns. Not your bargain basement stuff more a dream like fantasy.
More information at Chongwe Lodge website