CHIAWA SAFARIS

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REMOTE CAMPS | ICONIC LOCATIONS | UNEDITED WILDERNESS

Welcome to the Chiawa Safaris’ Award-Winning Collection of Safari Camps. Where the well-being of our guests, the wildlife, habitat and surrounding communities take absolute priority. Where you are assured of an authentic, memorable safari adventure, in the care of the very best guides on personalized and varied safari activities. Where your safari is not only a fulfilling investment in yourself but also an assurance of a more secure and enriched future for these rare wildernesses, their vulnerable inhabitants and those that rely upon them.

The ultimate Zambian safari, where only the best will do.

THE WORLD'S FIRST CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL SAFARI CAMPS

'BEST IN AFRICA' - GUIDING TEAM

REMARKABLE CONCENTRATIONS OF WILDLIFE

FARAWAY CAMPS, INCOMPARABLE WILDERNESSES

THE LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

Lingering along the Zamebezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this iconic region (which is still relatively undeveloped) is renowned for abundant wildlife in a raw and remote wilderness. From island hopping elephant and buffalo to prides of lion and prolific leopard sightings. Riverine ebony and fig tress grow thickly along the water’s edge, bordering inland floodplains with towering winterthorn and acacia. Rolling hills sit quietly as the backdrop of this just over 4,000 square kilometre park.

Best Time to Visit – from May to November (our camps are closed mid-November through April) with prime game viewing from June.

| CHIAWA CAMP |

THE ORIGINAL LOWER ZAMBEZI SAFARI CAMP THAT STARTED IT ALL – BEST IN AFRICA GUIDING, MUST-DO LOWER ZAMBEZI ACTIVITIES & SIMPLIFIED LUXURY ABOUND IN ONE CAMP.

| OLD MONDORO |

THE CLASSIC & DE-CLUTTERED SAFARI CAMP FAR FROM ANY CROWDS FOR TRAVELERS THAT WISH TO EXPERIENCE A WILDER YET NO LESS COMFORTABLE SAFARI IN PRIVATE SURROUNDS.

THE SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

A vast and pristine wilderness awaits those who visit this 9,000 square kilometre game-rich park. Open, grassy plains, lush valleys and mature woodlands are dramatically interrupted by the dynamic Luangwa River and her waterways, which draw an intense concentration of wildlife in search of hydration during the dry season. Endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, Cookson’s wildebeest, immense herds of elephant and puku, and their predators thrive in this captivating landscape. The most intact major river system in Africa and the life-blood of the park, the Luangwa River is not to be missed.

Best Time to Visit – from July to October as the river attracts an exceptional number of wildlife.

| PUKU RIDGE |

THE NEWEST ADDITION BRINGS INCREDIBLE LUXURY AND FRESH WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS TO THE CHIAWA SAFARIS’ COLLECTION OF CAMPS, PROVIDING GUESTS WITH THE ULTIMATE ZAMBIAN SAFARI ITINERARY.

| CHICHELE |

THE HIGHEST-END SAFARI EXPERIENCE OF CHIAWA WILL BE FOUND AT WHAT WAS ONCE THE PRIVATE COMPOUND OF ZAMBIAN PRESIDENTS. STAY TUNED AS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.

GAME DRIVES

VENTURE OUT FOR A FEW HOURS IN THE EARLY MORNING IN CUSTOM BUILT 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLES, ENCOUNTERING WILDLIFE AND WILDERNESS AT CLOSE QUARTERS.

NIGHT DRIVES

USING AWARD-NOMINATED RED LIGHT TECHNOLOGY, GONE ARE THE BLINDING WHITE LIGHTS STILL USED BY SO MANY SAFARI CAMPS. EXPERIENCE A NOCTURNAL EXPLORATION LIKE NO OTHER.

BUSH WALKS

FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF 18TH CENTURY EXPLORERS IN A COUNTRY BARELY CHANGED WHERE WILDLIFE ROAMS FREE. A SENSORY ADVENTURE ON FOOT, WHERE YOU’RE ON THEIR TURF.

STAR BEDS

FALL ASLEEP UNDER THE STARS TO THE SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH LUANGWA, AND WAKE UP WITH THE SUN WITH VIEWS OF WILDLIFE DOTTING THE PRIVATE PLAIN BELOW, AT OUR NEWLY RENOVATED PUKU RIDGE.

'BEST IN AFRICA' GUIDING

TWO TIME WINNER “BEST GUIDING TEAM IN AFRICA” AS VOTED BY AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL SAFARI TOURISM SPECIALISTS AND 2019 WINNER “BEST SAFARI GUIDING TEAM IN ZAMBIA” BY THE SAFARI AWARDS.

CANOE TRIPS

THE CHANNELS OF THE LOWER ZAMBEZI, ABOVE BOTH CHIAWA CAMP AND OLD MONDORO, OFFER WORLD-CLASS CANOEING, AS YOU DRIFT IN NEAR SILENCE PAST AN ARRAY OF WILDLIFE.

RIVER SAFARIS

CRUISE THE ZAMBEZI ON CUSTOM BUILT PONTOONS POWERED BY NEAR-SILENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE 4 STROKE MOTORS, AND GUIDED BY EXPERTS WHO GREW UP ON THE RIVER.

ANGLING

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS AND WORLD-CLASS ANGLERS ALIKE WILL DELIGHT IN THE CATCH AND RELEASE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ABOUND ON THE ZAMBEZI.

AT ALL OF CHIAWA SAFARIs’ CAMPS – CONSERVATION IS A WAY OF LIFE.

Chiawa’s dedication to sustainable and responsible tourism is more than just marketing. We invest in an array of sustainable protocols and strategies – from social and economic schemes to actions that preserve and protect the environment and her wildlife. 

CONSIDERATE DESIGN OF CAMPS

by the use of renewable materials in construction and locally purchased natural materials – as well as building camps that blend in with the environment rather than making a statement to stand out against it.

NO CHARCOAL USE WHATSOEVER

instead utilizing bio-friendly eco-briquettes that are produced and purchased in nearby Lusaka – and using firewood for guest fire pits only from dead or elephant-uprooted trees.

80%

REDUCTION IN FOSSIL FUEL USAGE

by investing in 240 volt silent inverter standby power and low energy LED light bulbs reducing dependence by 30%  – replacing outboard boat motors from 2 to 4 stroke, reducing emissions and fuel consumption by 50%.

80%

REDUCTION IN PLASTIC CONSUMPTION

by providing all guests with high-quality temperature-maintaining stainless steel reusable water bottles, reducing our waste of plastic bottles by more than 3000 per year throughout all camps.

CATCH + RELEASE ONLY

as the first operator to practice catch and release sport angling followed by a successful lobbying of the government to impose a ban on the killing of any fish species in the Lower Zambezi National Park. 

MINDFUL GUIDING

where wildlife is observed and not influenced or interfered with by our expert guides, red light only night drives, off-road driving is kept to a minimum, and non-motorised activities such as walks and canoeing are offered and encouraged. 

PAY 6, STAY 9 - 3 CAMPS, 2 NATIONAL PARKS

*ALL SEASONS*
SPEND 3 NIGHTS AT EACH CHIAWA CAMP, OLD MONDORO AND PUKU RIDGE FOR THE ULTIMATE ZAMBIAN SAFARI – PARK AND CONSERVATION FEES EXCLUDED.

PAY 4, STAY 5 + PAY 5, STAY 7

*ALL SEASONS*
VALID FOR STAYS AT ANY SINGLE CAMP OR A COMBINATION OF CHIAWA CAMP AND OLD MONDORO – PARK AND CONSERVATION FEES EXCLUDED.

PAY 5, STAY 7 - 2 CAMPS, 2 NATIONAL PARKS

*ALL SEASONS*
SPEND 4 NIGHTS AT CHIAWA CAMP AND 3 NIGHTS AT PUKU RIDGE FOR THE PRICE OF 5 NIGHTS.

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THE CHIAWA SAFARIS' COLLECTION OF CAMPS

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