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Discover Chiawa Camp

The seasonal Chiawa Camp rests peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees. In the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park the camp offers varied activities such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and fishing in the presence of Africa's finest guides.

The owners say their 'tents' set a new standard for Zambia in bush luxury whilst still retaining the rustic and unpretentious feel that Chiawa is so well loved for. All tents have timber floors and verandas looking out on either the dry riverbed or facing the Zambezi directly. Comforts and conveniences include flushing loos, 24-hour lighting, hot & cold water, 220v electric power for fans and charging batteries, indoor and outdoor showers, ball & claw baths complemented by Molton Brown amenities and mosquito nets. Renowned for its excellent cuisine the camp's specialty is Afro/Euro fusion food usually served al-fresco, sometimes in the bush or even on a boat in the middle of the Zambezi. Enjoy a cocktail in the stunning thatched lounge/bar area with an upstairs viewing deck providing one of the best views of the Zambezi River.

Special offer: Book 3 nights and only pay for 2. This offer is only valid in the shoulder seasons. Book 7 nights only pay for 5. This offer is valid until 30 December 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • A family owned and run, multi-award-winning camp on the Zambezi River
  • Exceptional safari guides
  • Walking, day and night drives, canoeing, boating and fishing
  • A gentle and unhurried experience for both wildlife and guests

At a glance

  • 8 Safari Tents & 1 Safari Suite
  • 8 Years +
  • Open May - Mid Nov
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"The luxurious Safari Suite, perfect for honeymooners or families, has the most commanding view in the Lower Zambezi as well as its own 16-square-meter plunge pool."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
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  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Photography Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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  • Flights and transfers included
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Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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