Many animals in one place

The Lower Zambezi National Park ranges in a small channel from the Chongwe River in the west to the Luangwa River in the east. One of the best-looking National Parks in Zambia, and the Zambezi River forming a natural environment to the park and the Zambezi Escarpment working as a beautiful scene.

The area was established a national park in 983; the city was the game reserve by  Zambia’s president. Resulted in the park being defended with mass tourism and remains one of the few pristine wilderness areas left in Africa. The lawn gently slopes from the Zambezi Escarpment down to the river, straddling two central woodland savannah Eco regions distinguished by the dominant types of tree, Miombo, and Mopane: Southern Miombo woodlands on higher grounds in the north, Zambezian and Mopane forests on lower hills in the south.

Lower  Zambezi National Park is habitat to all of the critical species in the valley with sightings of Elephant, hyena, waterbuck, zebra, impala, bushbuck, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dogs,  and kudu to name a few. Birdlife in the area is also excellent, making this a real hotspot for bird watchers. Camps are all found on the banks of the Zambezi River and are small and intimate offering an exceptional experience for family, individual and friends, groups and small conference anyone craving something different. There is a variety of activities provided 8u78 by the camps, meaning that there is generally something for everyone to appreciate, and also making a Five or six night stay in this park very general. Activities range from water-based activities such as canoeing, river cruises and fishing to game drives, night drives and walking. Combination of events is offered, as are full day activities with a yummy picnic lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge, a spacious but intimate privately-owned lodge, located in Zambia on the edge of the mighty Zambezi River only minutes from Lower Zambezi National Park and opposite Zimbabwe’s legendary Mana Pools World Heritage Site. Royal provides in luxury and cuisine while enjoying the views and sounds of the African wilderness.

Royal provides the perfect idyllic setting for honeymoon couples, while its customized family cottages work perfectly for family holidays. There is space for all to enjoy their exceptional stay. The main building and individual suites are designed to let nature play a leading role in guaranteeing the relaxed pace, and guests enjoy magical occurrences.


The lodge offers a variety of activities that guests can choose from; from unrivaled game viewing, or relaxing in the award-winning Royal Bush Spa, canoeing on the Zambezi river, to world-class fishing, canoeing on the Zambezi river, to world-class fishing. After the end of your day meet at the famous Sausage Tree bar over the river or the open-air pool to tell stories of sightings during the day or the one that got away!

Room Types:

  • Deluxe Suite – The epitome of the luxury safari experience.
  • Presidential Suite – Pushing luxury to an even higher level.
  • Family Deluxe Suites (2 adjoining units) – The epitome of the luxury safari experience. Rooms 6 & 7 have an interconnected outdoor lounge area.

Property Facilities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking & Spa.

Room Facilities: Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Plunge Pool, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Sala, Shower, Verandah

Available Services: Airport Shuttle (Available) & Credit Card

Activities on Site: Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Kayaking, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided) & Wildlife Tours

Chongwe River Camp

The Lower Zambezi is also widely as one of the best places to catch and release a tiger fish or two. For those with the time, we suggest combining a safari in the Lower Zambezi with our sister company, Norman Carr Safaris in the beautiful South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Please contact us in case you need more information you may have.


Walking safaris, boating safaris, Driving safaris (Day and night game drives, Canoeing safaris, Tiger Fishing, and Wildlife Hides


Chongwe River Camp Tents, Chongwe River Camp Suites, Chongwe River House

Where to stay

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp combines in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings and presents security which visitors are encouraged to make their home away from home. Visitors receive the warmest of welcomes and leave as friends to return, to encounter the very best in Africa. On the shores of the Zambezi River, beneath a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp continues the prime position in the middle of Lower Zambezi National Park.

It is at this very point where the Cummings Family first traveled this region for themselves years ago, the place where David Livingstone explored about  150 years before, and where, in 1989, they produced the very first photo safari service in the Lower Zambezi National Park. By their efforts, Chiawa has since then become one of Africa’s most popular, sought-after safari destinations.

A stunning thatched lounge area with an upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best prospects of the Zambezi River, and a fantastic setting to watch the African sunset. After experiencing Chiawa’s celebrated cuisine on the al-fresco dining veranda, one can relax by the open campfire with a cocktail in-hand, reminiscing upon the day’s adventures before retiring for the night. Each of the tents is home of luxury and peace.

For guests, relaxation is two perfectly placed game viewing coats and a beautiful swimming pool with timber sun deck facing the Zambezi river.


The tents all have wooden floors and verandas with magnificent views and are available by paths streaming behind them, to maximize isolation.

All share sufficient comforts, amenities and unexpected luxuries, enhanced by high quality, eco-friendly facilities. These include:

  • Free Wi-Fi,
  • 24/7 lighting and charging facilities
  • 24/7 hot & cold running water,
  • Super-King size beds.
  • Egyptian cotton linens,
  • His & Hers washbasins,
  • Indoor, and outdoor showers,
  • Ball & Claw Baths.

We think these tents set the example for luxury Lower Zambezi National Park service; however, they still keeping the rustic and humble feel that Chiawa is so well-loved for. Activities at Chiawa Camp: Day & Night drives, Bush walks, Canoe trips, River safaris, Catch & release Angling, Hides

The Old Mondoro Camp

With only eight beds, Old Mondoro is Park’s most confidential and private safari camp the Lower Zambezi National, oozing charm like nowhere else.

Facing a maze of hippo-inhabited sanctuaries, and a grove of Acacia trees from which substantial elephant bulls continuously feed, this is possibly the most beautiful site in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and undoubtedly one of the most exclusive. For those desiring an exclusive Lower Zambezi safari in a small camp with all the luxury and expert guiding, in the park and at a fair price look no more than Old Mondoro.

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Properly built of canvas and natural materials, Old Mondoro has an adventurous feel, presenting a perfect retreat after a day packed with enthusiasm in the bush.

  • At nightshade, blinds are rolled down and fastened although with the night theme you are assured of never appearing too cosseted or cut off from the wilderness!
  • A King size bed or two singles enclosed in mosquito nets and Egyptian cotton sheetings
  • 24-hour lighting supplied by an ingenious green 220v electricity supply system
  • 24/7 hot and cold water supply
  • Activities at Old Mondoro Camp: Day & Night drives, Bush walks
Where to stay

Kiambi Safari Lodge

Kiambi Lower Zambezi is your first mild taste of the Lower Zambezi and produces the different African stage for your anticipated journey of exploration. Under and surpassing you, the water reaches out as far as the eye can see; left and right, you’ll behold a glorious unfolding of the dawns and dusks to take your breath away; and for stargazers, a glittering display of splendor.

Kiambi Safari owns and operates an independent lodge in the Lower Zambezi Valley in Kiambi Lower Zambezi, established in the Chiawa Game Management area of the Zambezi Valley, in a prime position on the junction of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. We embraced our first guests at Kiambi Lower Zambezi in May 1999 and had from our commencement, enchanted one and all by genuinely catching the heart of the Lower Zambezi. Kiambi Lower Zambezi offers a different composite experience, a unique combination of Africa’s culture, landscape, and animals. This is “The real Africa.”

We at Kiambi Safari designed as the eco-sensitive Kiambi Lower Zambezi and all its facilities, in a mainly chosen area, to mix into a natural bush surrounding amongst the indigenous flora and enjoy the encompassing scenery to the fullest. We view our participation in conservation and the mixture of the local community into this project, in a very dedicated light as the uplifting of the city and responsible tourism goes hand in hand at Kiambi Safari.

The combination of spacious, comfortable luxury air-conditioned chalets, luxury thatched tented cottages, camping facilities, and self-catering accommodation, all with breathtaking scenes over river Zambezi, concurrently with the characteristic of pure Africa, promotes an exhilarating sense of peace. Our committed, dedicated team of expert guides at Kiambi Lower Zambezi have specialized knowledge of the region, its animals and birdlife. With extensive experience allows them to bring out the very best the Lower Zambezi has to happen. Common mammals sighted all year round from Kiambi Lower Zambezi are an elephant, crocodile buffalo and hippo. Down the river inside the Lower Zambezi National Park,  hyena and lion are commonly sighted. Leopard and wild dog are not unusual.

Kiambi Lower Zambezi is a traditional Zambian safari lodge based in Kufue in Zambia offering Luxury Safari Holidays in Zambia with numerous activities. We have 8 Luxury thatched chalets, Kiambi specialize in providing visitors a true Zambia safari experience which includes fishing, canoe, and boat safaris. Guests may choose the air-conditioned cottage or even a tent at our campsite.


  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Tiger Fishing
  • Canoe Safaris
  • Boat Cruises
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