Chiawa Camp
Spacious and elegant tented accommodation A close encounter!
Spacious and elegant tented accommodation
A close encounter!

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp provides its guests with a top wildlife experience using best available guides and equipment; guests receive a high level of comfort and most attentive, personalized service whilst respecting and sustaining the wildlife, habitat and local peoples of the Lower Zambezi.

Country

Zambia

Highlights

Family owned and operated camps are increasingly rare and this gem which pioneered safaris into the Lower Zambezi offers personalised attention second to none. It’s no coincidence that Chiawa Camp was voted winner of The Safari Awards 'Best Safari Camp in Africa' 2011.

Need to Know

Nine tented rooms with wifi, including a honeymoon tent, all on elevated timber decks with indoor and outdoor shower, his and hers wash basins, ball and claw bath tubs, king size bed (or super twins) with mosi nets and Egyptian cotton linens.


SafarisSafaris


Driving, walking, canoe/boat, angling and revolutionary approach to night drives utilising unique two spotlight approach minimising disturbance of wildlife whilst maximising photographic opportunity. Maximum six, but usually four, guests on any activity, Chiawa operates a modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicles and boats to ensure maximum flexibility and convenience. All guides are licensed and usually local.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, hippo, crocodile, impala, warthog, waterbuck, wild dog, serval and African wildcat. About 400 bird species can be seen in an incredibly varied and beautiful habitat (including river life).

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Day & night game drives, walks, canoe trips, river safaris, catch and release fly-fishing, viewing/photographic hides. Visits to conservation projects can be arranged from camp.

FacilitiesFacilities

Swimming pool with shaded sun deck & sun loungers, 2 viewing hides including one with night vision equipment, library, restaurant, bar, room service, gym, mosquito nets, electricity, ceiling fans, 2 viewing decks overlooking Zambezi River.

AccommodationAccommodation

Total 9 ‘Superior’ safari tents, including 1 honeymoon tent all with free wifi.

AccoladesAccolades

First Carbon Neutral Safari Camp in Africa

World Travel Awards:
Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge Finalist 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


Mr & Mrs Smith:
Top Ten Windows On The World

SeasonSeason

High season: July 15 – October 15
Shoulder season: June to July 15, 15 October – 15 November
Low season: 15 April – 31 May
Closed: 15 November – 25th April

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$575 – US$1100

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 8+ and younger by special arrangement. Can accommodate a family of four in one tent if required.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Third Place Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team Winner Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2016 Best Location Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Experience Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property Nominee
2013 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2013 Best Safari Guiding Team Third Place Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Spa Nominee
2011 Best Community Safari Property Nominee
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2011 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Winner Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Spa Nominee
2010 Best Ecological Safari Property Third Place Finalist Nominee
2010 Best New Safari Camp Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Finalist Nominee
2009 Best Community Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2009 Best Ecological Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2009 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2009 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2009 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Finalist Nominee
2008 Best Safari Guiding Team Winner Finalist Nominee
2008 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Zambia

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Best Walking Safari
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari Experience
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team
2014 Best Safari Property
2014 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Best Walking Safari
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Cuisine
2013 Best Safari Guiding Team
2013 Best Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2013 Best Safari Spa
2011 Best Community Safari Property
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Cuisine
2011 Best Safari Guiding Team
2011 Best Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2011 Best Safari Spa
2010 Best Ecological Safari Property
2010 Best New Safari Camp
2010 Best Safari Guiding Team
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2009 Best Community Safari Property
2009 Best Ecological Safari Property
2009 Best Safari Cuisine
2009 Best Safari Guiding Team
2009 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2008 Best Safari Guiding Team
2008 Best Safari Property Southern Africa

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)