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Located in a prime position in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, this luxurious, family-owned camp sits in a grove of mahogany trees beside the Zambezi River, and blends effortlessly with its surroundings.

A thatched lounge/bar area with an upstairs deck has exquisite river views, and meals are taken al fresco. Nine roomy tents with thatched roof, wooden floor and verandah offer unexpected comfort, indoor and outdoor showers and a bath. While setting the highest standard in bush-luxury, the camp still manages to retain a rustic and unpretentious feel. With a motorised pontoon and Canadian canoes the photographic opportunities are exceptional.

Chiawa’s activities are enhanced by virtue of its superb location on the Zambezi River so, as well as day and night game drives, you can enjoy wildlife cruises, or a even a scenic breakfast in the middle of the Zambezi! At Chiawa your safari begins as soon as you land in the Lower Zambezi with a spectacular boat ride through the park. A visit to Chiawa is perfectly complimented with a stay at its bush camp – Old Mondoro.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the few pristine wildernesses left in Africa. Its backdrop is dominated by the steep Zambezi Escarpment, but the Zambezi River is the main attraction, where tranquil yet exciting excursions by boat are an excellent way to appreciate the river and its wildlife.

  • Where: Lusaka Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris