Chiawa Camp

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

About Chiawa Camp

One of Africa’s most highly acclaimed safari camps, the reputable Chiawa Camp was one of the first lodges to have been developed.

Resting under a massive grove of Mahogany trees on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, Chiawa Camp’s prime position sees the premier camp draw a flurry of game, and guests, all year round.

Nine luxury Meru-style tents pay homage to the traditional safari experience. Each tent boasts incredible views of the Zambezi River, promising guests amazing game viewing opportunities right from their rooms.

With its breathtaking setting, plenty of thrilling activities, top-class service and an engaging history, guests staying at Chiawa Camp are guaranteed to enjoy every second of their stay in magical Zambia.

Why We Love Chiawa Camp

  • It’s not uncommon for some animals to wander from the river to camp. Closely monitored by the staff, guests may find themselves enjoying a tea time date with an elephant or two.
  • Fishing enthusiasts will love Chiawa Camp. Heralded as one of the world’s leading fishing destinations, guests can delight in guided fishing excursions along the Zambezi to attempt to catch the notorious tigerish.
  • Chiawa Camp and its partner property, Old Mondoro, are family owned and family run. With this, guests can enjoy learning the very special and personal history of the camp.

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Activities at Chiawa Camp

  Safri game drives

  Night drives

  Fishing excursions

  River safaris


Highlights from Chiawa Camp

  Canoeing along the river’s Sunset Strip en route to lazy sundowners.

  Enjoying the daily high tea at the main camp while watching the river.

  Following a herd of elephant through the bush during a walking safari.

Elephant walking in Zambezi River outside Chiawa Camp
Elephant in main area of Chiawa Camp
Bedroom and deck of Chiawa Camp safari tent
Pool area of Chiawa Camp safari suite
Bedroom area of Chiawa Camp luxury tent

Enjoy your stay at Chiawa Camp

Thanks to Chiawa’s location on the banks of the Zambezi river, guests can enjoy a number of amazing water-based activities including fishing excursions, canoeing trips and water safaris. Beyond this, guests can also enjoy regular game drive safaris and walking safaris.

Elephant in Zambezi River

Safari Game drives

Discover the wonders of the African bush during a thrilling game drive through the Lower Zambezi National Park. As well as early morning drives, guests can experience the bush after dark during night game drives.
Pack of wild dog spotted during walking safari in Lower Zambezi

Walking Safaris

A most beloved activity, walking safaris are one of the best ways to experience the grandeur of the African bush. Walking safaris are offered on request and are led by a knowledgeable guide.
Boat cruise at night on Zambezi River

Water Safaris

Enjoy a truly exceptional water safari along the Zambezi. Along with early morning river safaris, guests can also enjoy sunset and sundowner cruises, often accompanied by a night drive back to camp.

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Ranger standing in main area of Old Mondoro Camp

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