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.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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 face 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 upstairs viewing deck providing one of the best views of the Zambezi River.

Getting There

Chiawa Camp is a 30 minute flight to Royal airstrip from Lusaka and 1 hr 45 min flight from Livingstone, followed by a 1 hour game-drive/transfer through the park to the camp.


Day & night game drives, nature walks, game viewing by pontoon boat, canoeing, and fishing (catch & release only).

Read what our previous clients thought of Chiawa Camp

Review of Chiawa Camp

William MacNaull & Colette Sabourin MacNaull

We loved being on the iconic Zambezi: it is like it symbolizes Africa. And being on the river meant that one had an option for the days activities. As for the lodge and staff, first rate. Juliet was just lovely and the food great. If there was a downside, it was that we did not see many lions (two actually) or cats.

01/12/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Chiawa Camp

Alison Bell

An unbelievable experience. This was our favourite camp. The managers Peter and Anita and all of the staff were phenomenal and helped make this stay a truly wonderful one.

31/07/2014 Read full trip review

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