Luxury Safari Lodge in Zambia's Lower Zambezi
Chiawa Camp comprises eight superior tented suites, each set on its own split-level elevated timber platform, either with panoramic views of the wide, slow moving Zambezi River or the dry riverbed that feeds down to the Zambezi, where animals are regularly seen. The suites have comfortable beds, luxurious furnishings, and complimentary WiFi, which, to maintain the atmosphere of camp, can only be used in the privacy of your room. The magnificent en-suite bathrooms, which include an indoor and outdoor shower, are partially open to the river which can be seen from the comfort of the elegant ball and claw Victorian bath.
For More Space Choose the Safari Suite
If you are looking for the epitome of safari chic, the Safari Suite, a private and spacious sanctuary redefines luxurious accommodation in Zambia. A space of almost 220m2 comprises a spacious bedroom, luxurious bathroom with Zambezi views, a lounge complete with sofas, arm chairs and daybeds that can be converted to beds for children if accommodating a family. Outside there is a shower, dining area, lounge, private fireplace and a private plunge pool in which to while away a lazy afternoon.
Fine Dining and Inviting Guest Areas
Chiawa serves exquisite food, often in surprising locations. These can include champagne bush breakfasts, outdoor barbecues under a starry sky and lunch or private dinners on a specially adapted riverboat. There is a pool and comfortable lounge, with upstairs viewing deck, complete with astronomy telescopes and wildlife spotting scopes, and the environment in camp is always sociable. The campfire, bar and relaxation areas are perfect places to regale guests and staff alike with stories of the day’s activities.
Explore and Watch Wildlife With Expert Guides
One of the principal attractions of the Lower Zambezi is the wide range of game viewing activities to be enjoyed. The highly expert guides will take you walking with an armed scout and tracking animals on foot through the bush, learning a huge amount about the flora and fauna as you go. You might like to spend the latter part of the afternoon paddling a stable canoe on the Zambezi, watching animals coming down to drink and interact by the water’s edge. Wonderful open-topped vehicles take you further afield, and at night a spotlight is used to see nocturnal creatures such as civet, porcupine and leopard on the prowl. Anyone who wants to try their hands at tiger-fishing might catch a fish up to 20lbs and be assured of a good fight! A strict catch-and-release policy is observed.