The Camps

At Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro “conservation” is not just a word but a way of life.

 

Life in camp

  • camps designed and built to the code of Environmental Council of Zambia and Zambia Wildlife Authority
  • use of renewable materials in its construction, all natural materials locally purchased.
  • considerate design of the camps which blends in with the environment rather than making a statement to stand out against it
  • strict trash in/trash out policy
  • 24 volt silent inverter power for camp to reduce fossil fuel dependence by 30%
  • low energy light bulbs throughout to reduce fossil fuel usage
  • provision of personal aluminium water bottles to all guests to reduce consumption of plastic water bottles which resulted in a reduction of waste by approx. 3000 plastic water bottles in 2009
  • replacing of 2 stroke outboard boat motors to 4 stroke, reducing emissions and fossil fuel consumption by 50%
  • use of recycled paper in all printing of promotional materials

Responsible activities, guests’ education

  • considerate guiding; wildlife is observed not influenced or interfered with by Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro's presence. Off-road driving is kept to a minimum
  • Chiawa Camp designed code of ethics and safari guide training manual for all LZ safari guides in order to ensure more competent and appropriate guiding by all LZ guides
  • sensitive interaction of the camp, its owners and employees/guides with the habitat and wildlife of the LZ
  • guests are introduced to local, relevant principles of ecology & conservation, so they leave empowered and with knowledge that their visit has been part of the solution, not part of the problem.
  • offering non-motorised activities such as walks and canoeing to reduce emissions and fossil fuel usage
  • first operator to practice catch & release sport angling and subsequently successfully lobbied government to impose a ban on the killing of any fish species in the LZNP - this is a noteworthy conservation success
Conservation
Conservation
Conservation in action...
Sustainable Tourism Policy
Sustainable Tourism Policy
Click here to download our STP in PDF format
Philosophy
Philosophy
The concept of responsible tourism emerged some decades ago...
Community
Community
Conservation through awareness...
Environment & Wildlife
Environment & Wildlife
Conservation through protection…
Economic
Economic
Conservation through empowerment and ethics...