Chiawa Camp is beautifully located on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The 1,600 mile long Zambezi flows slowly here and meanders through the park, attracting a profusion of wildlife to the many small islands.
The family run, private tented camp was opened in 1989, by current owner and host, Grant Cumings. Chiawa blends in with the surrounding landscape and is a tastefully designed retreat in a magnificent setting amongst acacia and mahogany trees. The eight spacious guest tents have adjoining bathrooms, solar-powered lighting and insect screens. There is a comfortable thatched lounge with an observation deck upstairs providing a lovely view of the river. The bar and dining areas also overlook the Zambezi, and many animals regularly drink close to the lodge.
Chiawa guests can choose to explore the Lower Zambezi National Park on foot with an expert guide, go canoeing along the Zambezi viewing the birds and animals on the banks and in the shallows, or enjoy the excellent game viewing on day and night drives in open 4x4 vehicles. The sundowner cruises are a more relaxing way to view the river and her wildlife. Expert guides are keen to assist guests who want to fish for the world's most aggressive freshwater fish-the tiger fish; a strict catch and release policy is observed.