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Chiawa Camp Awards & Feeback

Best Safari Property in Africa
- Winner 2011, Finalist 2008/9/10


One Of Africa's Top Ten Safari Camps
- Conde Nast's Best Of The Best Series


Best Safari Guiding Team in Africa
- Winner 2008, Finalist 2009/10/11


Best Personal Contribution to Wildlife Conservation in Africa
- Runner Up 2011 (Grant Cumings)


Guide To The Most Beautifully Designed Hotels In The World
- Conde Nast 2009


One of Fifty Great Green Places To Stay Worldwide
- Responsible Tourism Awards 2006


Best Ecological Camp in Africa
- 3rd Place 2010, Finalist 2009


One of the top ten best views of the world. Read full review
- Mr & Mrs Smith


The Cumings family is to Lower Zambezi what the Carrs are to Luangwa: bush dynasties whose passion for their environment has extended far beyond their own livelihoods into conservation and community outreach.
- The Sunday Telegraph


A "Best of Breed" partner with shared values of innovation, comfort, style & luxury
- Rolls Royce


Finalist - Best Ecological Property in Africa 2011


Guest comments

The difference between Chiawa and the rest? All camps "promise" the perfect safari experience - Chiawa delivers
- Phil and Carol Avery


If I had but one last day to live I would happily spend it in this special place of running river, starry skies, majestic beasts and lovely people - black & white
- Leila USA


The sun rises and sets over the Zambezi - the hippo laugh, the leopard coughs, the stars shimmer in black velvet; the dream that is Africa is Chiawa. Pinch me!
- Sherry - USA


I thought nothing could top our previous experiences in fine camps and lodges but Chiawa is simply the best. The beautiful Zambezi, the camp - the food!! But of course Chiawa is really the people - the smiles and gracious welcome
- Anne USA


If paradise really does exist I'd like it like Chiawa
- Patrick DeWilde, Author, France


Chiawa Camp gets top rating in Michelin Guide to Africa. Not just well worth visiting, not just well worth making a detour for, but worth a special voyage all the way to the Zambezi
- Boudewyn & Jasper Netherlands


Fantastic; we funned ourselves to death, and the leopard sighting was a dream come true
- Needham Family UK


Chiawa oozes quality! Superb camp, the best of Zambia
- Chris McIntyre, Author Bradt Travel Guide to Zambia, UK


Chiawa Camp is quite the flagship of the Zambezi Valley
- Chris Worden, Pro Guide


11 lion, leopard, mating porcupine, lion killing impala - some of the best game viewing in all of Africa - can't wait to return
- Mark Nolting, Author Africa's Top Wildlife Countries USA


Absolutely mind blowing
- Giles Foden, Author, UK


What an amazing place, better than we possibly could have imagined. We got everything we wished for and more. The setting was spectacular and the wildlife – incredible. We completed our mission of seeing the Lions thanks to the amazing Wallace! Everybody here was brilliant and made us feel at home in this amazing place. Hope to see you again.



We love our new “family” at Chiawa camp! You have thought of absolutely everything to make our stay special, relaxing, fun-filled, exciting. Don’t change a thing. We feel very blessed to have visited. <3
- the Phillips family, USA


Thank you all for a wonderful experience. A fabulous camp with great staff. You have made for a special safari experience. Take all the positive comments in this book and double or triple them and that is how we feel. We look forward to next time!

- Anonymous, USA


What a remarkable place! The scenery is stunning and so varied. The game viewing was magnificent, to see four of the “Big 5” within two hours of reaching camp is some record and then to see two Leopards and Lion cubs – fantastic! Add to that great food and tremendous service all delivered with passion and a smile and you have a winning combination. We loved every minute of our time here. Thank you

- Anonymous, UK


Constant visual delight

Heartfelt hospitality

Incredibly Knowledgeable guides

Awesome cuisine

Wonderful experiences

All you could ask for


Calm waters

Advancing in the channel

Never-ending birds

One special morning

Elephants drinking

Incredible experience

No end to the beauty

Gliding in paradise



- Anonymous, USA


A beautiful location with spectacular scenery & amazing wildlife – the thing that makes it that much more enjoyable is the kind warmth & friendship of all the very special people there! Thank you all for a truly special experience – your kindness will remain in our hearts forever. Xxx

- Anonymous, U.K


Best safari camp ever 
- Anonymous, Italy


Lions and leopards galore
- Anonymous, USA


Chiawa's a special place. The staff  absolutely wonderful and charming
- Anonymous, USA


What a remarkable place. Stunning scenery, game viewing magnificent, to see 4 of the "big five" within 2 hours of arriving in camp some kind of record, then to see 2 leopards and lion cubs - fantastic. Great food, tremendous service delivered with passion and a smile and you have a winning combination. We loved every minute of it
- Anonymous, UK

Chiawa Camp
Chiawa Camp
An iconic safari camp - 'Best in Africa', award winning hospitality and guiding
Chiawa Camp - The Camp
Chiawa Camp - The Camp
Superbly appointed tents with light, space and views …
Chiawa Camp - The Team
Chiawa Camp - The Team
Meet the Cumings family and their exceptional team...
Guiding & Activities
Guiding & Activities
At Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro it is all about the wildlife, the bush and the river...
Chiawa Camp - Special Occasions
Chiawa Camp - Special Occasions
Ideal for special occasions, intimate weddings and honeymoons in the bush...
Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro are renowned for its excellent cuisine...