Overview of Chiawa Camp

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.

Chiawa has a fantastic postion from which to enjoying kayaking along the Zambezi’s easy-going canals; your guide will paddle you along as you enjoy watching elephants, water monitors, vervet monkeys and an endless parade of birds go about life on the riverbank. Chiawa also has a sizable swimming pool and an open-air gym with river views where you can spin off the delicious meals and treats!

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Located in Lower Zambezi National Park, the world's first carbon neutral national park
  • Offering warm hospitality & very friendly staff
  • Numerous land- & water-based safari activities
  • Ideal for romantic getaways & honeymoons
  • Great for ellies & night drives
  • Swimming pool & outdoor gym

Boat excursions



Game drives

Guided walks

Night drives

River cruises

Specialist guides

Star gazing

General Facilities

Spend an afternoon beside the pool on the upstairs deck where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and the view over the river. Head to the swimming pool to pass the heat of the afternoon or work up an appetite in the open-air gym, which has free weights and a stationary bike.


Swimming pool

Wi-Fi available


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 delicious 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 bank in the Zambezi River.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

On the banks of the Zambezi under shaded trees this camp offers an idyllic stay in the Lower Zambezi. The activities range from night game drives to guided walks, canoe safaris to lunches floating on the river. During the heat of the day find a quiet spot whether that is the pool or hide to relax before your next adventure begins. The perfect camp for any intrepid traveller who want to explore this little known region - fantastic wildlife encounters are guaranteed.

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