Chiawa

Chiawa lodge is constructed essentially of natural materials, and is designed to ensure its idyllic setting can be fully appreciated. Only 16 guests are accommodated in 8 well- appointed safari tents, each on a raised timber deck with private veranda. Access paths to the tents run through a grove of Mahogany trees behind them, maximizing privacy. All tents are under shade, have en-suite facilities with hot & cold running water, twin or double beds, insect screens and solar powered lighting. The spacious lounge and bar area has an observation platform built into its roof, providing one of the best views in the valley. Of course the dining area also looks out onto the river and the animals which regularly come to drink and feed at and near the lodge. Enjoy barbeques under the stars on our al-fresco dining veranda, while your hosts oversee your comfort and the preparation of Chiawa's renowned cuisine. Vegetarians are catered for with advance notice of any special culinary requirements. After dinner, retire to the campfire and enjoy a cocktail or two while taking in the sounds and magic of the African night. Another viewing platform has been constructed in the quietest corner of the lodge, overlooking the confluence of the Chiawa & Zambezi Rivers. Chiawa Camp employs enough guides and maintains a sufficient infrastructure that ensures maximum efficiency and flexibility. This means that guests will enjoy levels of choice & convenience not found elsewhere. The guides at Chiawa Camp are experienced and qualified to help you get the most from your visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park. All boats and vehicles, canoe trips and walks carry first aid kits, and are linked to Chiawa Camp with our extensive VHF radio network. Chiawa Camp communicates with the rest of the world via HF radio. Chiawa Camp has its own in-house guide training program to ensure quality and consistency is maintained. Guests can set their own pace and select activities according to their preferences.