Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings, and provides a retreat which guests are invited to make their home away from home. Guests receive the friendliest of welcomes, the biggest of smiles and leave as friends to return time and again, to experience the very best in Africa.

On the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park.

It is at this very spot where the Cumings Family first explored this area for themselves decades ago, the place where David Livingstone ventured nearly 150 years previously, and where, in 1989, they created the very first photo safari operation in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Through their efforts, Chiawa has since become one of Africa’s most desirable, sought after safari destinations.

A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi River, and a fantastic setting to watch the sun set over another day in Africa. After enjoying Chiawa’s renowned cuisine on the al-fresco dining veranda, one can relax by the open camp fire with a cocktail in-hand, reminiscing upon the day’s adventures before retiring for the night. Each of the tents are a sanctuary of luxury and tranquillity.

Also available for guests’ enjoyment and relaxation are two perfectly positioned game viewing hides and a swimming pool with timber sun deck overlooking the Zambezi.

For the more active a small but well equipped, secluded exercise area with a splendid view of the Zambezi is available for guests who might wish to work off some calories or keep up their fitness levels.


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Provisional Bookings will be held for 21 days only following which a 25% deposit (non-refundable for Groups) must be paid or the booking will be released Cancellations: for 4 guests or less 120-61 Days - 25%; 60-46 Days - 50%; 45-0 Days - 100% of Chiawa Camp / Old Mondoro safari component Cancellations: for 5 guests or more 120-91 Days - 25%; 90-61 Days - 50%; 60-46 Days - 75%; 45-0 Days - 100% of Chiawa Camp / Old Mondoro safari component Insurance: It is essential that comprehensive travel insurance ( including Trip Cancellation/Curtailment and Medical Evacuation & Hospitalization) be purchased. Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro have medical air evacuation insurance cover however all insurance is the guest’s responsibility and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Chiawa Camp, Old Mondoro and their Directors, share holders, employees, agents and representatives. All guests should check with their national Foreign Offices and Embassies for updated travel, health & safety information on Zambia before travel. Communication at Chiawa Camp: Satellite telephone, HF & VHF radio, VSAT internet in all guest tents, limited access. Communication at Old Mondoro: VHF radio & VSAT internet in camp office (for emergency use only).


No Pets Allowed

Accepted credit cards



  • Desk
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Washer
  • WiFi


-Day and Night drives -Bush Walks -Canoe Trips -River Safaris -Catch and Release angling -Hides -Guides Bios

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Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

Just a few hours drive from Lusaka (or a 30 minute chartered flight), Lower Zambezi is most likely Zambia’s most picturesque park and is also surprisingly remote, with a number of stunning and exclusive luxury lodges along the river bank.

This part of the might Zambezi River has become a particular favourite with fishing aficionados. Healthy tiger fish and bream catches are common. In the south, the Zambezi River valley is known for abundant wildlife, including buffalo, fish eagles and herds of elephants. Canoes ply the river, which is home to hippos and crocodiles. In the east, the river passes past the striking red cliffs of Mupata Gorge, with its fish-filled waters. North is the steep and rugged Zambezi Escarpment.

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