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Chiawa camp

Resting peacefully on the river bank, in a grove of mahogany and acacia trees, the lodge is constructed essentially of natural materials, and is designed to ensure its idyllic setting can be fully appreciated. All tents are under thatch, have en-suite facilities with hot & cold running water, twin or double beds, insect screens and solar powered lighting.16 guests can be accommodated in 8 well- appointed safari tents, each on a raised timber deck with private veranda. Access paths to the tents run through a grove of Mahogany trees behind them, maximizing privacy.

Chiawa Camp employs enough guides and maintains a sufficient infrastructure that ensures maximum efficiency and flexibility. This means that guests will enjoy levels of choice & convenience not found elsewhere. The guides at Chiawa Camp are experienced and qualified to help you get the most from your visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chiawa Safari Camp Location

This unique wilderness is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the south-eastern part of Zambia, opposite Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park occupies 4092 sq. kms, with 120kms of river frontage Set in a grove of mahogany and acacia trees, the lodge is constructed essentially of natural materials, and is designed to ensure its idyllic setting can be fully appreciated.


Chiawa Safari Camp Activities

Fly-In Wildlife Game Drives Walking/Hiking Canoeing Honeymoon Fishing Photography Birding LuxuryTented Camp Game Cruise Price Range - Southern Africa: $350 - $600


Chiawa Safari Camp Attractions

The Zambezi is 2700 kms long and in some places 2 kms wide and meanders through the park, attracting much wildlife to the islands. This creates incomparable canoeing and game viewing opportunities. Home to lion, leopard, herds of elephant and buffalo, hippo and over 300 bird species, the national park with its gigantic baobab and acacia trees provides the perfect setting for an african safari. This area is still unspoiled as it is new to tourism and is afforded a high level of protection from the Zambian Government and the local tour operators. It was only declared a National Park in 1983, and the Cumings Family, who own and operate Chiawa Camp, brought the first tourists to the Park in 1990. Only licensed operators may conduct safaris in the area, and only the few lodges situated within the Park may conduct river & canoeing trips there. The legendary Zambezi River is in itself a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2700km course, the Zambezi fertilises the Barotse floodplains, plunges over the Victoria Falls and replenishes the massive Lake Kariba before reaching the Lower Zambezi. Here, a myriad of islands have formed, creating a home and feeding ground for an incredible amount of diverse wildlife.


Chiawa Safari Camp Facilities

The eight spacious shaded luxury safari tents have en-suite facilities with hot & cold running water, twin or double beds, insect screens and solar powered lighting. The spacious lounge and bar area has an observation platform built into its roof, providing one of the best views in the valley. Of course the dining area also looks out onto the river and the animals which regularly come to drink and feed at and near the lodge. Enjoy barbecues and refreshing cocktails under starlight in our reed-enclosed boma while your hosts oversee your comfort and the preparation of Chiawa's renowned cuisine. Naturally vegetarians are catered for however please give us advance notice of any special culinary requirements. Another viewing platform has been constructed in the quietest corner of the lodge, overlooking the confluence of the Chiawa & Zambezi rivers. Sip a cup of tea or a Pimm's while watching nature move at nature's pace and savour the tranquility of Real Africa.


Chiawa Safari Camp Additional Information

Game drives, night drives, bush walks, river cruises, viewing hides, fishing, canoeing, bush breakfasts, champagne breakfasts, candlelit dinners are all on offer at Chiawa Camp. Chiawa Camp employs enough guides and maintains a sufficient infrastructure that ensures maximum efficiency and flexibility. This means that guests will enjoy levels of choice & convenience not found elsewhere. The guides at Chiawa Camp are experienced and qualified to help you get the most from your visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park. All boats and vehicles, canoe trips and walks carry first aid kits, and are linked to Chiawa Camp with our extensive VHF radio network. Chiawa Camp communicates with the rest of the world via HF radio. Chiawa Camp is best experienced when a customised itinerary is made up of any combination of these activities.