Chiawa Camp: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||9|
Main description of Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp: Facilities
|Property facilities||Private Vehicle Available|
|Room facilities||Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Outside Shower, Shower, Verandah, Fan, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Bath, Electrical Outlets, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary)|
|Available services||Room Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Walks, Kayaking, Safaris, Game Viewing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Fishing, Game Viewing Hide, Natural History Tours, Night Drives, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours, River Cruises, Child Friendly Activities, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Historical Tours, Health and Fitness Centre, Kayaking / Paddling|
Room types at Chiawa Camp
Superior Safari Tents
9 Superior Safari Tents each with a choice of one king bed or two large single beds with mosquito net/s. Inviso-screening insect-proof safari tents on wooden decks raised above the ground. - wifi in all tents but not social areas - Canvas flysheets on Tents I-VI which are under mahogany trees - Thatched roofs over Tents VII-IX which are less shaded. - En-suite facilities including roll top ball & claw slipper bath, indoor & outdoor shower and his & hers washbasins. - Fans and 24/7 lighting/charging (220v with multinational plug points). - A day bed and arm chairs on verandas provide the opportunity to enjoy the pristine surroundings. Tents I - VI have the bathrooms at the back of the tent with "through-room" views to the Zambezi Tents VII & VIII have their bathrooms on the side with views to the Chowe dry river bed and Zambezi Tent IX, the Safari Suite, opens June 1 2017, and is ideal for honeymooners, families or any couple looking for more space, luxury and privacy. Slightly removed and secluded from the rest of camp with a king bedroom, a lounge (that converts attractively into a second bedroom for families), interleading bathroom with ball & claw bath, his and hers washbasins, loo, walk-in shower, all opening onto a massive deck with private dining facilities, more lounge furniture, private pool and gazebo with outdoor shower. Chiawa Camp also has a gorgeous pool and fitness shack both overlooking the Zambezi, 2 viewing hides and 2 viewing platforms for the use of all guests. For more detail & images go to Unit / Villa Types
Units at Chiawa Camp
T IX "Safari Suite"
The old honeymoon suite (T9) on the ridge with the most commanding & expansive views of any room in the Lower Zambezi has been demolished and is being replaced by a gorgeous 220 sq meter Safari Suite for those guests looking for more luxury, space and exclusivity. Already under construction it will have a thatched roof, canvas walls with screen windows (similar in design to our new T7 & T8), a king bedroom, a lounge area which will convert easily and attractively into a second bedroom for families, an inter-leading bathroom with indoor shower, indoor loo, his & hers washbasins and bath all with stunning views. These three rooms will all open onto a shaded, timber veranda via folding/sliding screen doors to an 18 sq meter swimming pool, outdoor lounge, outdoor dining, gazebo, outdoor shower and private fireplace. The Safari Suite will have its own minibar, tea/coffee facilities and of course free wifi. It will be off-grid in that it will be powered entirely by solar although it will have genset back up if needs be. The Safari Suite will be available at a 15% supplement although for existing bookings there will be no additional charge. It will also have its own road access, convenient for privately guided game drives. Please note that the minimum age for the Safari Suite has been reduced to 5 years old although, because the minimum age for children at Chiawa Camp remains at 8 years, children younger than 8 years will kindly be refrained from the social areas of camp except when camp is booked on an exclusive use basis.
Tents I - VI
These 6 tents face the Zambezi River directly and are exceptionally well laid out. Each has a super king bed that can be split into two x large singles, all under mosquito nets. They have loo, shower, ball & claw bath and his & hers washbasins, plus a veranda with day bed, arm chairs and outdoor waterfall shower.
Tents VII & TVIII
These two tents were rebuilt in 2016 & 2015 respectively, are identical in layout and interior although the design of their outdoor bathrooms differ, TVII's being made of cement and stone at ground level and TVIII's made of timber at deck level.
Both feature king size beds with loo, bath and shower on the side, behind the bed is a changing and luggage area plus his & hers washbasins with through-room views looking at fantastic views.
These tents share similar size and luxe as Tents I-VI however TVII & VIII are further away from the social area of camp making them more private and quiet. For guests with limited mobility or children we recommend TI-VI.