Chiawa Camp sits right in the heart of the Zambezi River. The longest standing camp in the park, it is still considered a favourite to many who visit and over the years has expanded and become a luxury haven. It blends beautifully into its surroundings and with the experience and expertise of the owners, staff and guides combined they make sure every visitor feels right at home – you won’t ever want to leave this little piece of paradise.
“Chiawa was great, from the constant wildlife in camp to their resident elephant! The guides were incredibly welcoming and Simon the host was the perfect dinner companion.”
– Last visted by Chloe McCormack, marketing & sales – November 2019
“As the first lodge to open in the Lower Zambezi Chiawa have set the bar high. They have prime location up the river and over time they go from strength to strength. Where rustic meets luxury this place is definitely a favourite spot.
Also great to note for a minor supplement you can upgrade to the stunning suite – highly worth it.”
– Mike Varndell, managing founder – November 2018
LOW Season: 1 May – 30 Jun & 16 Oct – 14 Nov
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 15 Oct
CLOSED: 1 Jan – 30 Apr & 15 Nov – 31 Dec
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.
The flight and the boattrip to Lower Zambezi and Chiawa Camp is already beautiful. What a splendid environment and what a warm welcome. The camp, with very luxerys beautifully furnished “tents”, is very good organised with excellent personal service. The food is incredible good, enjoyed the dining in a fairy like lighted bush, lunch on the river and early in the morning before breakfast a pot of tea in bed. The guides are superb and there is enough game. I also enjoyed the canoe trip very much.
We visited in August. We have been on Safari before but this was our first trip to Zambia. Chiawa certainly did not disappoint. The attention to detail and friendliness of all of the staff was excellent and the knowledge and passion of our guides made this camp really special.
First let me say we saw so much wildlife I thought it was an organized animal parade…but it wasn’t – they were just there. What a treat. We drove from Lusaka and caught a (speed) boat from the Kafue R., a tributary of the Zambezi R. Two hours until we swapped into the Camp’s boat. On the way we saw Nile crocs sunning themselves and showing how big their teeth were, hippos – masses of them, elephants groups of 10, 20 etc. birds.