Chiawa Camp


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It isn’t just superb guiding, a beautiful location, and exceptionally good service standards that make Chiawa one of Zambia’s very special properties. The camp’s interesting history, Meru-style tents, and long list of activities also contribute to positioning Chiawa in a league of its own. Chiawa Camp is set in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. It takes pride of place along the banks of the Zambezi river, beneath a shady grove of mahogany trees. As the first camp built in the national park, Chiawa has always been the trendsetter – and as the camp boasts some spectacular riverside views, it’s no surprise that Chiawa has been awarded a stream of accolades. The camp has eight Meru-style tents and one larger Safari Suite, all built using natural materials. With timber floors and ‘tented’ rooms, Chiawa maintains the aesthetic of an authentic safari camp, while its four-poster beds, private verandas, locally made furniture and daybeds, and modern Afro-design all add a welcome dose of luxury. The communal areas are found in a double-storey thatched building with far-reaching views of the Zambezi. Downstairs there’s a bar next to the camp’s lounge areas, as well as a small library. The upper floor has a telescope for stargazing and animal spotting. Meals are usually taken outside or in the dining area, which overlooks the river too. During the heat of the day, guests can cool off in the large swimming pool or take part in some retail therapy at the curio shop, which is small yet well stocked with locally made trinkets. Chiawa also has a modest gym with free weights, yoga mats, and some cardio equipment. Safari enthusiasts will be completely satisfied with the wildlife along the Lower Zambezi. The park attracts herds of elephant and buffalo, packs of wild dog, and prides of lion, and there are constant battles between the local predators and the bigger herbivores. Anyone keen on fishing can set out in one of the camp’s boats and spend a few hours trying to catch a tiger fish. The water is also a great place for birdwatchers to spot the wonderful range of waterfowl that lives on the banks of the mighty river.

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Features

  • *Eight Meru-style tents built with natural materials
  • *Activities include guided walks, game drives, night drives, boat safaris, sunset cruises, canoeing, and tiger fishing (catch and release)
  • *Open during the drier months, between April and November

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