Chiawa Camp Awards and Feedback

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


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.
– England

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


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