Visit either or ideally both depending on time, interest and budget as both are renowned as being at the top of their game and offer contrasting yet complementary safari experiences with the highest of standards!
Chiawa Camp is the larger, more luxurious and slightly more expensive of the two camps. Located 10km into the Park it is well placed in perhaps the best game viewing area and far enough away from the crowded GMA to its west. It excels at special occasions and “despite” its 16 beds offers multi-award-winning, world-renowned flexibility, quality of guiding and quantity of guides (private guide requests for photography or fishing easily managed), hospitality and service. The terrain is more varied and arguably more interesting than at Old Mondoro, and with regular access to three different lion prides, lion sightings are generally excellent and reliable, with lions often seen in and around camp! Single travelers love the ambience of Chiawa Camp, which never charges a single supplement!
Ideally visit both to get the Best Of Both Worlds (see our Stay 7 pay 5, or Stay 5 pay 4 BOBW Combo’s) which offer incredible value and are truly the only way to experience the very best that the Lower Zambezi has to offer.
Start at Chiawa Camp and then end with Old Mondoro if you can – it seems to work better that way.