Chiawa Camp is renowned for its excellent cuisine, oft described as an Afro/Euro fusion, in which most palates, from simple to complex, are catered for with aplomb. Menus and recipes have been developed and enhanced over time with a view to balance health, variety and some indulgence – you are on holiday after all!

Our imaginative camp chefs ensure meals are of the highest standard despite the remote and basic conditions in the bush, that meals are prepared with the freshest of ingredients and with the utmost care. Vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, and lactose intolerant diets are all well catered to with advance notice. Some of our gluten free breads are world class, and said to be better than you would find in many specialist delis overseas.

Our imaginative camp chefs ensure meals are of the highest standard

Depending on the time of year and the day’s activities, breakfasts, brunches and lunches are served plated, or hot and cold buffet style, usually al-fresco, sometimes in the bush, and even on a boat in the middle of the Zambezi!

Afternoon tea with sweet and savoury snacks is usually served overlooking the river and just prior to the afternoon safari activities.

Dinners are multiple courses at this exclusive “Zambian Restaurant”, table d’hote, always offered with a choice of main course, and usually served under the stars or by the camp fire.

The food, especially the bread, is some of the best we have had anywhere in the world. The beauty and even more so, the intimacy, of Old Mondoro will have you planning your next trip before you leave.

5 star accommodation with excellent food at every meal.

Sumptuous meals - a great variety and we had 3 surprise eating spots - won't spoil it for others but it was 5 star.

Dietary requirements are graciously and imaginatively accommodated.

The food served was delicious and original!

Nothing is too much trouble from all the staff. The food is delicious and imaginative, and the service is excellent.

Absolutely top notch in every respect.

Camp Chiawa

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Old Mondoro

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