Chiawa Camp was the pioneer safari camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park and is still owner-run by the original Cumings family. Offering superb luxury, beautiful surrounds, an usually varied array of game-viewing activities, some of Africa’s finest guides and superb hosting and service, it’s not hard to see why Chiawa has won so many awards over the years. Chiawa is seasonal: open only in the ‘dry season’ from mid-April and mid-November.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa is a luxurious 5-star hotel, situated on the banks of the great Zambezi River in Zambia. The hotel is only 7 km away from the breathtaking Victoria Falls and offers modern and stylish accommodation, great cuisine and a variety of exciting activities.
Flatdogs camp is easy to get to from the airport and makes a good first night’s stop into the park, especially arriving on a late flight from Lusaka to nearby Mfuwe Airport. The camp is open from mid-March to mid-January every year. For Jess and her team, making sure you have the best possible stay is what Flatdogs is all about.
Set in a remote area of Lower Zambezi National Park, Old Mondoro (which means ‘lion’ in the local language, Shona) is an intimate, simple bush camp owned and operated by the Cumings family. The camp overlooks a maze of reed islands, thick with grunting hippo and the delicious grove of Acacia trees attracts a constant stream of elephant visitors.
Tafika Camp in South Luangwa Reserve in Zambia is also the ‘HQ’ of Remote Africa Safaris, owner-run by John & Carol Coppinger for almost 20 years. This means that at Tafika, not only will you’ll have exceptional game viewing and superb chances of leopard-spotting, but you’ll have access to a wide range of exciting safari activities.
Thorntree River Lodge, situated in the Mosi Oa Tunya (Smoke That Thunders) National Park in Zambia, provides luxury accommodation in an area known for its abundant wildlife. Each modern tented suite sits right on the river bank with uninterrupted views over the Zambezi. The lodge is about 15 kilometres upstream from the breathtaking Victoria Falls and offers an extensive range of African experiences and activities in the area.
The unique Tongabezi Lodge is tucked away in ebony trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of Victoria Falls in Zambia. This exclusive lodge is ideal for an intimate romantic getaway, offering warm Zambian hospitality, sweeping views over the Zambezi and luxury safari trips.
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.