Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp

9 tents
Traveller's rating
Excellent (96%) From 44 reviews
Best for 12+
Mid-April to Mid November

Chiawa Camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, beneath a grove of mahogany trees in the heart of the game-rich Lower Zambezi National Park. Opened by the Cumings family in 1989, Chiawa was the first camp in the park and is still run by a member of the family, Grant Cumings, who visits the camp frequently and is very hands on. Over the years, the camp has evolved in size and comfort to a high degree of understated luxury.

Our view of Chiawa Camp

In many ways, we think Chiawa is one of the best, and best-run, camps in Africa. The service and food are top-notch, with a team who tend to go out of their way to make everyone feel comfortable – and left us feeling that nothing was too much trouble. The camp manages to be luxurious, while still feeling homely and welcoming, a balance that can be difficult to get right. And a good complement of excellent guides and a flexible attitude towards activities means that, guests will usually get to do what they want, more or less when they want. We love it.

Rooms at Chiawa Camp


Chiawa Camp: Traveller ratings

Excellent(96%) From 44 travellers

Video of Chiawa Camp

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Latest reviews of trips including Chiawa Camp

Wonderful camp on the Zambezi
19-Sep to 5-Oct 14
Excellent Excellent
Lovely camp by the Zambezi
19-Sep to 2-Oct 14
Good Good
Chiawa Camp review
8-Sep to 21-Sep 14
Excellent Excellent
Chiawa Camp review
23-Aug to 9-Sep 14
Excellent Excellent
Chiawa another nice camp
29-Aug to 6-Sep 14
Excellent Excellent
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