Destinations

Chiawa Camp

About Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi

Chiawa Camp is a beautiful camp nestled seamlessly in a grove of evergreen mahogany trees on the banks of the Zambizi, near the Chowe and Zambezi confluence. Owned and run by the Cummins family since it opened in 1989, the camp has a wonderfully personalised service and striking organisation.

The camp exudes luxury, but is in keeping with its surroundings and has wildlife and the bush as its main focus. 

This sumptuous, yet homely, camp has some of the area's best guiding.

Lodge Details

Style

A luxury safari camp with a rustic and unpretentious feel.

Setting

In the heart of the Lower Zambezi, under the shade of a grove of evergreen mahoganies, providing ample shade, with uninterrupted views of the Zambezi and a stunning vista of the Zambian Escarpment.

Accommodation & Facilities

All of the elegant tents have a 1920’s safari style about them, oozing Victorian luxury and ideal for honeymoon safaris. Featuring timber floors, split level timber decks ensuring maximum privacy and King beds all in a very large, yet homely, space. En-suite bathrooms have flush toilets, twin basins and ball and claw baths, showers are outdoors.

The superior tents are about double the size of the luxury tents, with added features, such as a writing desk and sofa, but they are a little further away from the main lodge. One of the superior tents, often thought of as the honeymoon tent, has slightly more elevated views of the Zambezi and an even more remote feel to it. With its higher position comes more privacy, the entire bathroom is outside the tent and it even has a private dining area for its adventurous guests.

The main area has an open thatched lounge and bar area leading out onto a wonderful elevated observation deck, featuring stunning views of the Zambezi and the wildlife that frequents it.

Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, as well as afternoon tea before your afternoon game drive. The portions are generous and the cuisine a fabulous infusion of African and European styles. Meals can be served both indoors and outdoors, dinner usually comprises of a 4 course meal served under the stars and if you are lucky enough to visit on a full moon, you might be eating dinner in the middle of the Zambezi on a sandbank.

Activities

The camp provides a range of activities not found at most camps. As well a driving and walking safaris, there are canoeing safaris and boat trips down the Zambezi. Fishing for the notorious Tigerfish is fantastic here, fishing equipment can be provided and you can use either fly or conventional fishing bait.

Child Policy

Children must be over 12, younger children may be allowed at the managers discretion, however no one under 12 will be allowed to participate in walking or canoe safaris. Children must be supervised at all times closely and no-one is allowed to walk alone outside after dark.

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