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Lower Zambezi


Chiawa Camp


Wild Dog sighting


Enjoying the Zambezi views


Chiawa Camp


Not an unusual sight!


Lounge and deck


Main lounge


Dining deck and camp fire


Dining deck and camp fire at night


Relax beside the pool


Safari Suite


Safari Suite exterior


Luxury tented accommodation


Enjoying the view from a tent deck


No ordinary tents!


Luxury tented bedroom

Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Exceptional tented riverside safari camp offering award winning guiding

Available as part of a tailor-made tour of Zambia, or as part of a wider Africa itinerary, created by our safari specialists for you

Offering some of the best guiding in Africa, Chiawa is an outstanding riverside camp set in the wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park. 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 truly magnificent setting under a grove of towering mahogany trees.


Accommodation is in 8 tented rooms, plus the fabulous Safari Suite perched high up on a ridge. The tents all have timber floors and verandas with excellent river views and are accessed by paths running behind them to ensure maximum privacy. All share luxurious comforts and conveniences, hot and cold running water, king size beds, Egyptian cotton linens, his and hers washbasins, indoor and outdoor showers and ball and claw baths. The spacious Safari Suite has a thatched roof, canvas walls and screen windows, with a king bedroom and separate lounge area which can easily be converted to a second bedroom, ideal for children. Screen doors open onto a private deck with its own swimming pool, outdoor lounge, dinning area and fireplace.

Activities & Experiences

Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, canoe trips, river safaris and fishing - all led by an award winning team of guides, with an unmatched fleet of vehicles, boats and canoes at their disposal. 

Facilities & Services

Chiawa Camp is renowned for its outstanding cuisine, often described as an Afro/Euro fusion. The imaginative chefs ensure meals are of the highest standard and that they are prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Meals are served on the al fresco dining terrace and post dinner nightcaps are served around the campfire - all overlooking the Zambezi.

Weather & Seasons

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: the rainy season from November to March (known as the Emerald season); winter is from April to July when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

Getting Here

Guests can fly into Lusaka or Livingstone and connect with an air transfer to Royal airstrip, followed by an easy 10 minute drive to the Zambezi River and a 20 minute boat transfer to Chiawa.

Also Worth Considering

Our experts can tailor the perfect Zambia adventure for you. Recommendations include:

Sausage Tree Camp - Lower Zambezi

Old Mondoro - Lower Zambezi (sister camp to Chiawa)

Summary of Best Lodges & Camps in Zambia's Top 4 Safari Destinations

Perhaps include a stay in a neighbouring country, such as Chief's Camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta or Ruckomechi Camp in Zimbabwe's iconic Mana Pools.

Top Safari Destinations in Africa

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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