On the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of towering mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, overlooking a sweeping bend in the river and perfectly situated for exploring the park.
Enjoy Chiawa's legendary cuisine, dining on the banks of the river under the stars
Chiawa's choir will serenade you as you meet at the fireside for evening drinks
Take a walk in the flat plains behind Chiawa to find elephant and buffalo
Enjoy one of Chiawa's famous "floating lunches" on their large boat drifting down the river
Located deep inside the Lower Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, Chiawa is an outstanding family owned and managed safari camp, which offers superb accommodation and personal service, fantastic game viewing and a large variety of activities in a magnificent setting.
A stunning thatched lounge and bar area with an upstairs viewing deck provides an outstanding view of the Zambezi. Chiawa’s renowned cuisine can be enjoyed on the al-fresco dining veranda where guests share the delights of the day. The camp rests peacefully on the riverbank, in a grove of mahogany and acacia trees and is constructed essentially of natural materials to ensure its idyllic setting can be fully appreciated.
The Cumings Family first explored this area for themselves decades ago, where David Livingstone had ventured through nearly 150 years previously, and where in 1989 they created the very first photo safari operation in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Through their efforts, the Lower Zambezi has since become one of Africa’s most desirable, sought after safari destinations. The camp is totally unfenced so game can wander freely through and elephants are regular visitors.
The nine luxury safari tents, including one safari suite, are built under thatch and provide guests with total privacy on their own elevated shady wooden platforms, with gorgeous views of the Zambezi River. As a family run operation, no effort is spared to ensure that every guest receives personal attention and a truly first class African safari.
When to visit
Enjoy a romantic private dinner floating in the middle of the Zambezi.
Chiawa camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. With the mountains of the Zambian Escarpment as backdrop and across the River from the Mana Pools National Park.
Canoeing on the Zambezi River
The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!
Fishing on the Zambezi River
The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.
Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi
Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.