Spend seven glorious days in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, where you stay on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and explore this incredible wilderness.

Kick off your stay at the family-owned and -run Chiawa Camp, the ideal location from which to enjoy game drives, boat safaris and canoe rides to search for the park's abundant wildlife. There are reliable lion sightings here and excellent kayaking and catch-and-release fishing.

From Chiawa Camp you venture by boat to Old Mondoro, a carbon-neutral river lodge that takes exclusivity to new heights: only eight guests are hosted at a time and only four are assigned to each game-drive vehicle. Use Old Mondoro's telescopes to spot far-off birds or even nearby stars in the breath-taking Milky Way.

  • Tour duration: 7 days
  • Start: Lusaka
  • End: Lusaka
  • Destinations:
       Lower Zambezi
  • Accommodation:
    3 nights at Chiawa Camp
    3 nights at Old Mondoro
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay on the banks of the Lower Zambezi
  • Enjoy exciting river-based game viewing
  • Go on thrilling game drives in the park
  • Get close to nature on a canoe ride
  • Sit down to romantic candlelit dinners

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-4

Kayaking at Chiawa

From Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, you and your family fly from Kenneth Kuanda International Airport to Jeki airstrip, where you are met by friendly staff and driven to Chiawa Camp. This family-owned and -run tented sfari camp offers you an intimate and comfortable stay with fantastic views of the Lower Zambezi River from its location in the heart of Lower Zambezi National Park.

The focus here is on river-based activities like kayaking and fishing. There are great lion sightings to be had from regular game drives, and you can easily slip into the routine of watching palyful hippos while sipping an iced drink as the sun sets on another day in Africa.

Days 4-7

Walking at Old Mondoro

After three nights at Chiawa Camp, it is time to take the Zambezi once again for an exciting boat transfer to Ol Mondoro, another small camp that takes only eight guests. Adventurous guests will enjoy setting out on a guided walking safari in search of the area's famous but reclusive leopard population. Classic game drives are also undertaken with no more than four guests per vehicle at any time.

Once back on the wooden deck at Old Mondoro that overlooks the ebb and flow of the river, watch the abundant game come down for their evening drink or cast your gaz heavenwards and pick out important stars and planets through of the lodge's powerful telescopes.

After a final morning excursion and a last hearty breakfast, you and your loved ones will be driven back to Jeki airstrip for the short flight back to Lusaka.


  • 3 Nights at Chiawa Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • Return shared light aircraft flights from Lusaka
  • Park, conservation and community fees
  • 3 Nights at Ol Mondoro on fully inclusive basis
  • Transfer from Chiawa Camp to Old Mondoro


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

Please note that this tour is not available from 22 November 2017 until 30 April 2018.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 16 Jul 2017 - 16 Oct 2017 $8120
  • 17 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017 $6060
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018 $6300
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 15 Jul 2018 $6300
  • 16 Jul 2018 - 16 Oct 2018 $8540
  • 17 Oct 2018 - 14 Nov 2018 $6300

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

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

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Experience Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park by combining two sister camps with different activities, wildlife and overall experience. This is on my personal bucket list!"



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