Chiawa Camp is a luxury tented lodge located on the confluence of the Chiawa and Zambezi Rivers in the western side of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chiawa Camp is a very established and well run property offering high levels of comfort and sophistication without losing its ‘bush feel’. Whilst not technically owner run on a daily basis, Chiawa and sister camp Old Mondoro are run as very individual properties by owner Grant Cummings who is often in camp, especially at Chiawa. The management and guiding team is strong, with long-standing guides, and the staff are friendly and well trained. Chiawa are great at the smaller touches such as river lunches and bush dinners which can really add to your experience. The accommodation is pretty luxurious, but not ‘over the top’ and will suit guests looking to combine a certain level of comfort with a traditional safari experience. With nine tents, spacious central areas and a lovely swimming pool, the camp is not quite as small as it could be, but it is such a well-run camp that it still feels very personal and exclusive.


Chiawa accommodates 18 guests in eight superior accommodation tents and one ‘safari suite’. Each of the superior tents are built onto wooden decks, with six facing the Zambezi, and two facing the seasonal Chiawa River…


The Lower Zambezi National Park follows the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River and offers a wonderful mix of miombo, mopane and acacia woodland interspersed with open plains and thick riverine forest…


The main section of Chiawa has a child age restriction of 8 years, whilst at the Safari Suite this is reduced to 5 years (children aged 5-8 will not be allowed into the main section of the camp unless the camp is booked exclusively)…

Conservation & community

Chiawa uses their ‘SEE three bottom lines’ principle which forms the basis for sustainability within three areas; social, environmental and economic. They consider the impact of our actions on people by employing…

Location Lower Zambezi National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Jeki or Royal airstrip
Open May to late November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury tented lodge (Carbon Neutral)
Focus Big game / Birding / Fishing / Zambezi Experience
Children 8 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Walking / Boating / Canoeing / Fishing / Birding / Hides
Vehicles Open (shade roofs on request)
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (big game sightings)
Number of Rooms 9 tents including the Safari Suite
Family Accommodation Extra bed/bunkbed in tents or Safari Suite can cater for families
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and outdoor plumbed showers / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer In room
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi In room
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal pool / Safari Suite
Wellness Fitness shack
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards VISA and Mastercard