Safari Activities

The Lower Zambezi National Park, by virtue of the Zambezi River and its parallel escarpment, is one of Africa’s most scenic wildernesses, home to an impressive quantity and variety of wildlife that can be viewed not only on the more usual land-based Lower Zambezi activities, but also on a variety of water-based activities, and in the camps themselves.

 

In comparison to typical African safaris, the Lower Zambezi safari experience is unique: more remote, more exclusive, and experiential in nature. While both guests and guides require more patience with regards to game viewing, the results are often outstanding.

 

Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro are located in the middle of prime wildlife and habitat zones of the Lower Zambezi National Park, so we usually do not have to travel far to see wildlife. What’s more, often wildlife make their way into camp to visit us, providing out-of-this-world game sightings. Wildlife to be spotted includes elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, hippos and crocodiles. 

 

View printable PDF list of available activities here

 

The following Zambian safari activities are included in the price of your visit to Chiawa Camp and/or Old Mondoro.

 

 

Day & Night Drives
Day & Night Drives
 
A “game drive” is a safari activity conducted in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. This is the most effective way to see wildlife as these cover much ground and can get close sightings...
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Bush Walks
Bush Walks
 
Walks are an interesting way to get a “back stage pass” look at the wildlife and how the ecology of the Lower Zambezi works. Our guides are trained naturalists who can not only identify spoor, birds, plants and insects but also explain in interesting detail how these all interact with each other...
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Canoe Trips
Canoe Trips
 
Canoe trips always head downstream, eastwards, as the current of the Zambezi is deceptively powerful. The canoes take either 2 or 3 people. All trips are led by at least one pro guide with current experience of that stretch of the river...
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River Safaris
River Safaris
 
Boat Cruises or River Safaris conducted on custom built, stable pontoon boats with a canopy that can be raised or lowered according to circumstance and powered by near-silent, environmentally sensitive 4-stroke outboard motors...
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Catch & Release Angling
Catch & Release Angling
 
Fishing for tiger fish, for those who are keen, is one of the seaonal specialties of the Zambezi River. We say seasonal as definitely the best time to catch them is from late August to mid November during the hotter months although tiger fish...
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Hides
Hides
 
There are two photographic/viewing hides close to Chiawa Camp (not available at Old Mondoro), these are treated as a walking activity inasmuch...
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Guide Bio's
Guide Bio's
 
Private Guiding is available at a surcharge and by prior arrangement for Game Drives and Fishing however we only recommend this for those who do not wish to share their activities with others...
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Guide Bio's - Chiawa Camp
Guide Bio's - Old Mondoro

Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp
An iconic safari camp - 'Best in Africa', award winning hospitality and guiding
Lower Zambezi
Lower Zambezi
The Lower Zambezi National Park is unspoiled and well protected...
Old Mondoro
Old Mondoro
An iconic bush camp - intimate and closer to nature
Videos
Videos
Videos - Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro
Chiawa Camp - Special Occasions
Chiawa Camp - Special Occasions
Ideal for special occasions, intimate weddings and honeymoons in the bush...
Cuisine
Cuisine
Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro are renowned for its excellent cuisine...