Zambia’s Award-winning Safari Camps and Lodges


Which luxury safari camps and lodges have been crowned the very best in Zambia?

Prestigious international travel and tourism organisation, The Safari Guild recently announced the 2019 winners across 15 categories in the annual Safari Awards. All lodges, camps and operations nominated are found by the judges to be the highest in their class in Africa’s safari industry; judges are nominated by the previous years’ awards winners and finalists. This safari competition has been running for over 11 years now and is considered the industry gold standard.

There are three impressive safari camps and lodges that stood out from the Zambian pack and scooped up the most awards. In order of the total number of awards received this year, they are…


Third: Tongabezi Lodge


The Lookout Deck on the Zambezi River at Tongabezi Lodge © Tongabezi

Five Safari Awards received: Best Community Focused – 1st Place; Best Design – 3rd Place; Best Safari Cuisine – 5th Place; Best Ecologically Responsible – 5th Place; Best Location – 5th Place

Tongabezi Lodge is set on the banks of the Zambezi River, a couple of kilometres up from the iconic Victoria Falls. It is frequented by lovebirds taking a romantic honeymoon, small families looking for a comfortable retreat in between their Zambian adventure, and travellers committed to responsible tourism.


Second: Sausage Tree Camp


A riverfront luxury suite at Sausage Tree Camp © Sausage Tree Camp

Six Safari Awards received: Best Safari Cuisine – 2nd Place; Best Design – 2nd Place; Best Location – 2nd Place; Most Romantic Safari Property – 2nd Place; Best Walking Safari – 4th Place; Best Safari Guiding Team – 5th Place.

Sausage Tree Camp offers a luxury safari holiday next to the Zambezi River within the emerald green Lower Zambezi National Park. Guests enjoy exclusivity in elegant and spacious suites all with riverfront views of the mighty Zambezi and the camp can comfortably accommodate small groups or families


First: Chiawa Camp


A Safari Tent raised on a wooden deck at Chiawa Camp © Chiawa

Chiawa Camp is one of two properties in the Chiawa family and is found under a stand of indigenous trees alongside the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. It is a well-loved Zambia retreat that brings swooning newlyweds, wildlife enthusiasts and avid anglers looking to catch (and release) the famous tigerfish.

Seven Safari Awards received: Most Romantic Property – 1st Place; Best Design – 1st Place; Best Safari Guiding Team – 1st Place; Best Walking Safari – 2nd Place; Best Community Focused – 3rd Place; Best Location – 3rd Place; Best Safari Cuisine – 4th Place;

All these award-winning luxury safari camps and lodges are really some of the greatest there available in Zambia. Contact us to find out more about what Zambia has to offer you!