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Chiawa Camp

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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Chiawa Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the previous descriptions and reviews of this camp are true. Special thanks to Tess and her magnificent talent for making you feel welcome. Anita and Peter were marvelous hosts. Hint; always have your camera with you whenever your out of your tent. It seems there were Hippos and Elephants always wandering through the camp. Do not miss the offered... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful experience we had at Chiawa Camp in Zambia. The staff was incredibly kind, helpful, and friendly, and so attentive to our every need. They made us feel so welcome and even surprised us with stunning locations for dinner and sundowners that we didn't expect. They really went above and beyond to make our trip a special experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a shame TripAdvisor doesn't permit 6-star ratings, or give we reviewers a limited number of these to dish out. Because if anyone ever deserved one, it is Chiawa Camp. The facilities are excellent, and the staff great, guides superb. But what makes any place in my book is service. And here it is beyond any reasonable expectation. Our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I arrived by river from another lodge upstream and received a very warm welcome from Peter and Anita and later in the day from Dave and Tess. We arrived with just enough time to be shown to our tent and unpack a little before a delicious lunch. On our way back to lunch we were diverted around... More 

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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Chiawa Camp with a friend in early November, and we had the most amazing couple of nights in the Lower Zambezi National Park. From the wonderful welcome we received on arrival, nothing was too much effort for the Chiawa team. Our tent was lovely and spacious - fans helping to cool things down a bit, though the November... More 

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Holten, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As part of a photo-group we stayed at Chiawa Camp during our trip to Zambia. I can only recommend this place. Some will call it basic but that is just what it makes so special. With several options; like game-drives and fishing. The hospitality of the camp on one of its class. Watch the elephant go through the camp is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a great time at this camp. Beautiful location on the river. Daniel made my stay a perfect one. The dinner s were all very good and the night we had a native meal was a real treat. Animal viewing from land or from the river was spectacular, Camp had its own animal crew of one pesky elephant and troop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are a family of four with two kids of ages 6 and 8 years. Our vacation was unforgetable : seeing the lions, monkeys, antilopes, buffalos, lepards, crocodiles, hypos and many more animals up close was a great experience. The staff was great, teaching us everything about the bush. The tent had everything you needed. We felt safe because we... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having stayed in the South Luangwa for a few days enjoying an incredible start to our Zambian safari we arrived at Chiawa via Lusaka. Unfortunaly, there doesn't seem to be any easy route through to the Zambezi! After a short boat trip from the Royale airstrip we arrived at Chiawa with a warm greeting from Peter & Anita the camp... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Chiawa mixes the rustic with luxury. The rooms are spacious and are luxurious. The main area over looks the water as does the dining area. There is a pool and even wifi (I know many people like to get away from contact with the world, I like it and wish more camps had it). The staff is attentive and eager... More 

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