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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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Chiawa Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Sat on the banks of the zambezi you will find Chiawa bush camp. This is as far from camping as you could possibly get. The en-suite roll top bath and seperate shower add a little bush luxury to mahogany furnished tents. The guiding is superb (they still get excited by the first piglet sightings of the year- Uncle Boaz), knowledgeable... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

On our 3.5 week perambulation around Zambia and Malawi, we stayed at some great Lodges and Camps (and one very poor campsite...), but Chiawa was the (very well hidden) gem of the trip. Two things set it apart. Service and setting. Other sites had really very good service, but Chiawa had excellent service down pat. Little things set a place... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Everything was excellent: the managers, the staff, the game, the guides, the drives and walks and canoeing and special surprises. A place to return to and enjoy life and nature! A wonderful environment on the banks of the great Zambezi.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The setting is stunning, matched only by the team. The warmth of the welcome was just the beginning. The guides knowledge and expertise were top notch. A really great "family" to visit, in a spectacular camp

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Burlington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The best place we have stayed thus far. The people the tents the food all just amazing. Top guides! Most will return for year after year. We will always make this part of our trips there. Saw the most amazing sites. We had gone to the Okavango Delta also but this is a repeat trip. They made us feel so... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

As a field guide, I am often disappointed with the level of guiding, particularly in the less commercialised areas of Africa. Chiawa couldn't have been further from that. The guiding is top class, the accommodation and food is great and the wildlife is as good as you get. Thank you so much to the team at Chiawa for surpassing expectations... More

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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have been visiting Chiawa for many years. This time we stayed put for a fortnight, apart from 3 nights at Old Mondoro. In my opinion, 2 factors set this camp apart. Firstly, the river offers opportunities for double the activities, with river safaris, canoeing and fishing all on offer as well as the land-based activities. The second, and most... More

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Shropshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Just returned from our second visit to Chiawa. Grant and his team have justifiably earned all of the awards and accolades given in recent years. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, and make game viewing an exciting and pleasurable experience. Food is 5 star, and we paid for the excesses on returning back home. On this occasion, we combined Chiawa with... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This camp sits right on the banks of the Zmabeze where huge pods of hippos, large numbers of crocs and so many fabulous birds live. The camp itself is very attractively laid out with large very luxurious tents where every detail has been taken care of. The views from the tents is stunning. Each tent has a deck with a... More

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charlottesville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Highlight of our trip to Africa! We look forward to our return to Chiawa someday. The staff was incredibly gracious and knowledgeable, the accommodations were perfect and the food delicious. The Zambezi was mesmerizing along with all that comes with it (hippos, enormous crocodiles, Tiger fish, canoeing, fishing, etc.). Our moonlit dinner was a great way to kick off our... More

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Also Known As:
Chiawa Camp Hotel
Chiawa Camp Hotel Lower Zambezi National Park
Address: Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lower Zambezi National Park
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Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Lower Zambezi National Park

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