Chiawa Camp
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Zambezi River, on one of Africa’s most scenic escarpments, Chiawa Camp in the lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, is a haven of warmth and hospitality that will make your safari dreams come true. Their trained naturalist guides will give you back stage passes to this fascinating ecology and its wildlife.

Chiawa Camp

Set along a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River, partially disappearing into mahogany forest, Chiawa Camp in Zambia is known for its fabulous walking, fishing, and canoeing excursions. A short thirty five minute flight from Lusaka, followed by a drive and a twenty minute boat ride, considering its ideal vantage, Chiawa Camp is relatively easy to access and worth every step the journey.   

Nine colonial style tents made of timber, reeds and canvas, evenly spread along the hillside with magnificent views of the Zambezi River. Although the tents contain ample comforts, amenities and unexpected luxuries, they are rustic and unpretentious. The main lounge and bar area is elevated on a viewing deck perfectly positioned for views and sunsets. Their delicious cuisine is best enjoyed al-fresco style, and their camp fire cocktails are mandatory in our opinion! Two of the camps best attributes are the game viewing hides and their swimming pool and sun deck. They even have an exercise area with dazzling views of the Zambezi! 

The Lower Zambezi National Park is home to an imposing variety of wildlife that can be viewed in the camp, or on a variety of land and water based activities. Expected wildlife sightings include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, hippos and crocodiles. Activities include day and night drives, bush walks, canoe trips, river safaris, angling and visiting the hide.

Caroline's Hot Tips

Get close to the animals by spending time in the photographic hides.

Chiawa combines well with their sister camp, Old Mondoro. Two different bush experiences within close proximity.

Enjoy a morning breakfast on their pontoon while floating down the Zambezi River.

Take advantage of the wide range of activities offered. Chiawa is known for their walking, fishing and canoeing excursions, and their guides are trained naturalists!


'Travel is not something you are good at. It's something you do, like breathing.'

Gayle Foreman

Chiawa Camp Overview

BEST SUITED TO - Families with children over eight, couples or friends

NUMBER OF ROOMS - Nine luxury tents

SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY - Minimum of three nights

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL - During the dry season which runs from June to October

CHILDREN - Children eight years and older are welcome

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE - It’s home to one of the finest safari guiding teams in Africa