The Safari Tents I – VIII at Chiawa Camp are the newest tents in the Lower Zambezi National Park, completed in 2020 in Chiawa Camp’s classic style but much upgraded in size, features and spacing to provide the ultimate safari tent – appropriate to the location and purpose but with high levels of comfort and features, where that rare, perfect blend of form and function is artfully enhanced by light and space aplenty.
Each room naturally blends in respectfully with its sensational surroundings while providing our guests the ideal retreat from which to enjoy all that Chiawa Camp has to offer. The furniture was made by local craftsmen and materials, including the hanging lampshades.
Each tent is about 100 sq meters in area. Comprising canvas roof (TVII & TVIII have thatched roofs), canvas walls with screen windows, a super-king sized bed that splits into 2 oversized single beds under a massive mosquito net within which spins a cooling electric fan, a lounge area with another fan and the option for an third bed or bunkbed for younger families.
There is a ball & claw bath, his and hers double vanity/washbasins, an indoor loo and shower, a large changing area with ample storage for luggage and his & hers closets, a vanity desk with hairdryer, a writing desk and numerous international plug points with USB ports. And lighting, lots of it, for mood and function!
The tents open via a massive, easy-running sliding door, onto the shaded veranda which features an outdoor “waterfall” shower, a dining table for two, comfy leather reclining safari chairs and the piece de resistance – Chiawa Camp’s very own “bench wallow” which in cool weather is a sunken lounge area and in hot weather, a plunge pool on demand that fills after just a couple of minutes at the turn of a tap and empties at the push of a button.