A safari camp on the banks of the Zambezi RiverA safari camp on the banks of the Zambezi River

Chiawa Camp

From: $875.00

Chiawa Camp is nestled under a grove of Mahogany trees’ in Lower Zambezi National Park. Eight luxurious tents have expansive river views and is an ideal location for a family safari or honeymoon. Game viewing is excellent with daily game drives, bush walks and canoe trips.


Chiawa Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park

Chiawa Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River in the famous Lower Zambezi National Park. Nestled under a dense grove of Mahogany trees’ the camp has been in the Cummings family since 1989. Over many years Chiawa Camp has evolved into one of the most luxurious safari camps in Africa.

The Lower Zambezi National Park borders Zimbabwe and Mana Pools. This is a World Heritage site as well as being a classic Important Birding Area. Species number in the hundreds and afternoons on your deck is a great place with your binoculars.


Chiawa Camp has eight Meru styled tents as well as a larger Safari Suite. This Safari Suite is perfect for families and couples on honeymoon. All the tents are connected to the main area by sandy pathways. Each tent is quite similar in its decor with inside and outdoor showers. Double vanity basins and luxurious amenities compliment each.

Tents one through six have beautiful views of the Zambezi River. All the tents are spacious, raised on wooden decks and have a door as opposed to tent flaps. Tents seven and eight overlook the Chowe River and are slightly larger.

Safari Activities

Morning and afternoon game drives are always the best time for game viewing. Highly experienced and professional, the guides are completely guest focused. Night drives are also possible as well as canoe trips and fishing. Giraffe and Wildebeest are not found in this area but a Cheetah has been spotted recently. Chiawa Camp and the surrounding area is always very rewarding for game viewing.

The best way to truly experience Africa on safari is to do a bush walk. Guides are able to focus on smaller stories and secrets of the bush.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

Read our blog on Zambia’s top attractions. Combine this with Old Mondoro, Stanley Safari Lodge or Nanzhila Plains Camp.

Conservation Lower Zambezi are at the forefront in protecting this unique destination.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines or Kenya Airways.

On arrival in Lusaka you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft bound for the Lower Zambezi.

ProFlight currently handles all domestic air travel within Zambia and offers cost effective and convenient flights around the country.

Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro are most easily accessed by air, via Royal Airstrip and Jeki Airstrip respectively, from Lusaka (35 minutes), from Livingstone (90 minutes via Lusaka) and Mfuwe (90 minutes via Lusaka) in light aircraft.

For domestic flights and ground arrangements get in touch with us for assistance.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • VAT
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoe trips
  • Casual angling
  • Daily laundry


  • $10 pppn Tourism Levy/Park/Conservation/Community Fees
  • Air/river transfers to/from the Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa
  • Transfers to/from other camps (quotes upon application)
  • Park Angling Permits
  • Private guiding
  • Gratuities
  • Lost/broken fishing tackle
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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