Chiawa Camp
Spacious and elegant tented accommodation A close encounter!
Spacious and elegant tented accommodation
A close encounter!

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp provides its guests with a top wildlife experience using best available guides and equipment; guests receive a high level of comfort and most attentive, personalized service whilst respecting and sustaining the wildlife, habitat and local peoples of the Lower Zambezi.




Family owned and operated camps are increasingly rare and this gem which pioneered safaris into the Lower Zambezi offers personalised attention second to none. It’s no coincidence that Chiawa Camp was voted winner of The Safari Awards 'Best Safari Camp in Africa' 2011 and "Best Guiding Team in Africa" 2017.

Need to Know

Nine tented rooms with wifi, including a Safari Suite new in 2017, all on elevated timber decks with indoor and outdoor shower, his and hers wash basins, ball and claw bath tubs, king size bed (or super twins) with mosi nets and Egyptian cotton linens.

The 9th room or Safari Suite is ideal for couples and young families wanting extra luxury, space and privacy.


Driving, walking, canoe/boat, angling and revolutionary approach to night drives utilising unique two spotlight approach minimising disturbance of wildlife whilst maximising photographic opportunity. Maximum six, but usually four, guests on any activity, Chiawa operates a modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicles and boats to ensure maximum flexibility and convenience. All guides are licensed and usually local.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, hippo, crocodile, impala, warthog, waterbuck, wild dog, serval, aardvark, pangolin and African wildcat. About 400 bird species can be seen in an incredibly varied and beautiful habitat (including river life).

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Day & night game drives, walks, canoe trips, river safaris, catch and release fly-fishing, viewing/photographic hides. Visits to conservation projects can be arranged from camp.


Swimming pool with shaded sun deck & sun loungers, 2 viewing hides including one with night vision equipment, library, restaurant, bar, room service, gym, mosquito nets, electricity, ceiling fans, free wifi in rooms (but not public areas) and 2 viewing decks overlooking Zambezi River.


Total 9 ‘Superior’ safari tents, including 1 Safari Suite, all with free wifi.


First Carbon Neutral Safari Camp in Africa

World Travel Awards:
Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Finalist 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mr & Mrs Smith:
Top Ten Windows On The World


High season: July 15 – October 15
Shoulder season: June to July 15, 15 October – 15 November
Low season: 15 April – 31 May
Closed: 15 November – 25th April

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$575 – US$1100

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 8+ and younger by special arrangement. Can accommodate a family of four in one tent if required.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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