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Chiawa Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The thatched and tented camp is shaded by a forest of mahogany and acacia trees and enjoys marvellous views over the Zambezi River Valley. Set out on day and night game drives, and guided walks to view lion, leopard and buffalo.

Embark on river cruises or canoeing excursions to view elephant and hippo at close quarters. Anglers will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of catching (and releasing) the famous tiger fish. Alternatively, relax on the deck of your tent or in the camp's observation deck to observe the wildlife.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Finalist in the category "Best Safri Camp in Southern Africa" at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2010
  •  Finalist : African Leading Safari Lodge at World Travel Awards 2010
  •  Best Safari Property in Africa at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2011
  •  Best Safari Property in Southern Africa at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2011
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Africa - Finalist
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Property in Southern Africa - Runner Up
  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa - Third Place

highlights

  • Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Offering warm hospitality & friendly staff
  • Numerous land- & water-based safari activities
  • Excellent opportunity for catching tiger fish
  • Ideal for romantic getaways & honeymoons

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Facilities

Spend an afternoon beside the pool on the deck where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and the view over the river.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

The chefs at Chiawa Camp take immense pride in preparing delicious cuisine, be it a scrumptious bush breakfast, a secluded picnic lunch, or a romantic dinner on an island in the Zambezi.

Breakfast and lunch are usually served in the open, and vary from a plated meal or a hot/cold buffet, depending on the day's activities. Dinner is a more formal affair and consists of a 4-course meal served under the stars at the boma or on a sand bar in the Zambezi River.

Superior Tent

Accommodation at Chiawa Camp is in nine spacious safari tents, which are set on elevated timber decks with large viewing terraces. Each tent has a king-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, indoor and outdoor hot showers, and a claw bath.

The design of the camp is based on the camp owner's bush home, and the six Standard Tents offer privacy, comfort and attention to detail with views of the Zambezi River.

Superior Tent AMENITIES

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    Mosquito net
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    Outdoor shower
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Outside area
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    Ceiling fan
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    International adaptors
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    Wi-fi available in room
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    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

The two Superior Tents are also built on raised timber platforms, but offer views of the dry Chowe floodplain which is frequently visited by wildlife.

Located in a private area of the camp, the 'Honeymoon' Tent is a spacious tent set 20m above the River and floodplain to offer commanding views of the landscape. The spacious deck has comfortable furniture and a daybed, and a private dining area.

Activities

  • Boat excursions
  • Canoe trails
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • River cruises
  • Specialist guides
  • Star-gazing
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 15 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015 $655 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $875 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $1155 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015 $875 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Superior Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • All the reasons we chose Chiawa were proven true. The staff, the rooms, the atmosphere, and the safaris were exceptional. Guides, Boaz and Daniel are true lion hunters. It was a true learning experience watching them track, anticipate the location, watch the other animal reactions, and find the lions I had hoped to see. Managers, Es and Van, are hands on managers and always available and of course Joshua quietly doing all the unseen things that make it a great place. One can tell Es and Van enjoy their job, the way they are excited to be involved in all aspects of your stay. Sitting on our deck and watching 3 elephants, one a youngster still figuring out the workings of his truck and flailing it in frustration was a moment that will stay with us forever. That's just one example of the animal interaction in the area. The rooms are big, well decorated, the king size beds are great with perfect firmness, and the outdoor shower is a nice touch. We slept very well our three nights there.

    Steve Peterson, May 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Chiawa Camp. We want to thank you for this amazing trip.

    Gilles Caruso, June 2011
  • The transfer by car to the camp was almost 2 hours and by the time we got there we were pleased to find a wonderful camp with its location right by the Zambezi. We were lucky Grant Cummings himself was spending a few days so we were privileged to talk to him and experience his impact on the region. The program at Chiawa is very broad and full of surprises, incl. surprise lunch in the bush and breakfast on the river. The animal sightings were less good here than in Nsefu, due to different landscape, however guide knowledge was as good as Nsefu. The tents are more rustic than at Nsefu but with a very colonial safari style charm. The food was equally good. The highlight was a canoeing trip down the river, followed by sundowners on the river bank.

    Lisa Sloeoer, August 2008

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Bonita Twigg

Bonita Twigg

Africa Safari Expert

"If you are looking for excellent guiding then this is the place to be. In addition Chiawa, offers friendly staff, attention to detail and unforgettable memories."

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We really enjoyed our stay at Chiawa Camp. We want to thank you for this amazing trip.

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