Environment & Wildlife

Chiawa Safaris’ main priority is to protect the biodiversity of the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa by providing a safe refuge sustained by responsible safari operations. When Chiawa, which was the first safari camp ever awarded tourism rights in the LZNP, opened in 1989 the Lower Zambezi National Park had no road access and no parks personnel in the area. Opening trails into the park and bringing in personnel to accompany them heralded the first conservation activity seen in the area in decades. Bush meat, rhino, elephant poaching was in full force and it took the best part of a decade to make significant victories against the poaching. Since then, the owners have become personally engaged in intelligence gathering and strategy planning of law enforcement activity in the LZ. They constantly lobby all levels of government and private sector for improved Lower Zambezi conservation measures and more sustainable uses for the LZ.

They are thus involved in many activities, which include:

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.
- Hubert Reeves

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
- Charles Darwin


Chiawa Camp's basic ethos is to consider communities as stakeholders...


Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro employ more than 70 people...


At Chiawa Safaris, “conservation” is not just a word but...


Links to organizations and websites we think are conducive to...