Project Description


The pioneering Chiawa Camp is a multi-award winning luxury tented safari lodge in the National Park. World-renowned for personalised service, incredible guiding and varied safari activities with fabulous game viewing – the standard against which others are measured


All accommodation features views across the Zambezi River, super-king size bed (or 2 x generous singles on request), en suite facilities, ball & claw bath, his & hers washbasins, indoor and outdoor shower, 220v with multi-national plugs and free wifi, large veranda with private dining facility and a pool to cool off in.

Eight Safari Tents, rebuilt in 2020, with every luxury including a “bench-wallow” – Chiawa Camp’s eco-friendly interpretation of an outdoor plunge pool.

One Safari Suite for guests wanting that much more privacy and exclusively, featuring a lounge (that can convert into a second bedroom for younger families) and an interleading bathroom overlooking a huge deck and large plunge pool.

The main guest areas include a lounge area with viewing platform, library and interesting artefacts and history about the camp and the Zambezi; a separate dining room and bar with an alfresco dining veranda, camp fire, and a large pool area and gym tucked discretely away out of sight from the rest of camp but all overlooking the Zambezi River.


Chiawa Camp was established in 1989, becoming the first safari camp to operate in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and is credited with initiating the conservation and tourism activities that have now made the area one of Africa’s “bucket list” safari destinations.

Owned and operated by the Cumings family, 3 generations of professional guides, Chiawa Camp not only has a strong guiding history but also a conservation pedigree that is unmatched in the Lower Zambezi having initiated various conservation projects and being founder members of Conservation Lower Zambezi.




Type: Lodge

Area: Lower Zambezi 

Operates: May – November

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