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families with children over 12, couples, adults, honeymoon.
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, across the water from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings. This camp offers a “home away from home” feel with great friendly staff, first class guides and an unusually wide array of activities to enjoy during your stay to maximise your safari experience.
This area of the national park is home to a variety of grazers such as buffalo, elephant, zebra, antelope and giraffe, as well as the predators such as wild dog, lion, leopard and cheetah. The river offers unique viewings of hippo, crocodile and wading elephant and other grazers.
The camp often has elephants and other grazers in camp, with frequent visits from a large bull elephant nicknamed 'Shorty', due to his stumpy back legs. These are normal occurrences due to the camp position in the heart of this wildlife area and make for great photos from the safety of the main buildings, decks and your room.
There are 9 very comfortable tented rooms with split level decking offering excellent views of the mighty Zambezi River.
All of the luxury tented accommodation options feature super-king size beds with Egyptian cotton linens and a huge mosquito net, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, a ball & claw bath, and his & hers washbasins complete with Charlotte Rhys amenities.
A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi River, and a fantastic setting to watch the sun set over another day in Africa. After enjoying Chiawa’s renowned cuisine on the al-fresco dining veranda, you can relax by the open camp fire with a cocktail in-hand, reminiscing upon the day’s adventures before retiring for the night.
At Chiawa Camp the activities offered are unusually varied; game drives, night drives, walking, boating, canoeing, and fishing in the company of Africa's finest guides are all on offer. Close-up encounters with elephant, hippo and crocodile are a real possibility and you will remember these encounters forever. There is plenty of other game to be seen on the banks as well. It is these river activities on the Zambezi that really differentiate the Lower Zambezi from the Luangwa River.
Thatched dining and lounge area with raised viewing decks. 9 luxury tents. Plunge pool.
The fully-inclusive rate includes all meals, snacks and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Some rare or select alcoholic drinks may incur an additional charge.
A menu crafted by Lynsey Cumings and her team of professionals ensure all meals are healthy, fresh, varied and imaginative. The holistic approach of the camp towards the environment is key to a healthier and more sustainable safari industry.
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