In the Soli language, Chiawa means ‘The one who shares’ — an appropriate name for a camp renowned for its dedication to its guests, staff, local communities and conservation. On the pristine banks of the mighty Zambezi River, beneath a grove of mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp sits in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park (LZPN). As a pioneer of Zambian tourism, Chiawa opened up as the park's first photo safari operation in 1989. Today, the camp's first-class reputation has gone on to make travel headlines around the world as a premier luxury safari destination.
The Lower Zambezi wildlife experience is unique — more remote, more exclusive, and more experiential than typical African safaris. From game drives
and breathtaking game walks to canoeing, boating and angling; Chiawa Camp offers up a diverse range of activities in the company of Africa’s finest guides. Located smack in the middle of prime wildlife and habitat zones in LZNP, it's not uncommon to spot elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, hippos, crocodiles, and more close by. Are you a keen birdwatcher? The Lower Zambezi is rich in both water and land bird species too.
Chiawa Camp has eight Meru-style tents and one larger safari suite, perfect for families or honeymooners. Linked to the main areas by sandy pathways, all tents share ample comforts, conveniences and unexpected luxuries, complemented by high quality,
eco-friendly amenities. Chiawa’s two-story main area, with one of the best views of the Zambezi River, features a stunning thatched dining room, lounge, and bar. There's also an elevated viewing platform and two hides, each with its own unique view that's ideal for watching wildlife take a drink at the river. For those hot days on the Zambezi, Chiawa Camp has a large swimming pool, with a shaded area and sun loungers. Meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients and utmost care. Indulge in the camp’s signature dish; the Bedrock Chateaubriand, served under the stars, or the mouth-watering Zambezi Omelette, best enjoyed on the Zambezi River cruise. Sweet tooth? Then you must try the Kwacha Millionaire Shortbread or Pecan Meringue Pie.