Chiawa Camp

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Chiawa Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings, resting peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River under a grove of mahogany and acacia trees. It features a stunning thatched lounge/bar area with two viewing decks boasting amazing views of the Zambezi River – the best spot to watch the sun set over another day in Africa.

Chiawa Camp comprises nine gorgeous, open-fronted canvas tents on wooden decks under the shade of a grove of giant mahogany trees. The tents are spread out along the river and then up a flood plain area ensuring everyone has differing, but amazing views. Each one has timber floors and verandas with excellent views, and all come with indoor and outdoor showers, a bath, vanity and a flush loo.

Grant Cumings is a founding member and Trustee of Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) – a volunteer non-profit organisation committed to protecting the wildlife and habitat of the Lower Zambezi National Park and the surrounding Chiawa Game Management Area.


River Safaris conducted on custom built, stable pontoon boats with a canopy - a signature experience is to enjoy lunch on the boat with a bottle of sparkling wine.


Catch and release fishing for tiger fish is one of the seasonal specialities of the Zambezi River.


Experience Victoria Falls from a different perspective by taking a helicopter or microlight flight.

Honeymoon / Just for 2

Chiawa features a romantic honeymoon tent and spoils honeymooners with private lunches, picnics and dinners in romantic locations.

Keeping Fit

A well-equipped fitness shack in a secluded part of the camp, with shaded and open-air areas and great views of the Zambezi.


Lower Zambezi River canoe trips are led by at least one pro guide with current experience of that stretch of the river with the other canoes being paddled by an experienced "back paddler".

Specialist Guiding

Awarded the best guiding team in Africa (Safari Awards 2016), guides are highly trained and offer guests unique safari experiences on each trip. Each guide has a specialist discipline including big game walking, fishing, boating, canoeing or an eye for birding.

Walking Safaris

Walking safaris at Chiawa are a “backstage pass” that gives guests a closer insight into the wildlife and ecology of the Lower Zambezi.

Star gazing in the 'splash tubs' or from the lounge after a full day safaring in the Lower Zambezi; sundowners on the Zambezi River or canoeing down the ‘waterbuck island’ channel are signature experiences at Chiawa Camp. Old Mondoro is acclaimed for its incredible walking safaris – giving you a chance to see, touch and smell the ‘real’ Africa.

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