Comfort, style and elegance merge seamlessly into the ultimate African bush experience at Chinzombo, the brand new, wildly luxurious camp set in 60 acres of pristine private land on the Luangwa River. Now Norman Carr Safari’s flagship property, Chinzombo has been carefully designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rechs and Lesley Carstens with minimalist style and eco-friendly sensibility that results in the kind of understated luxury where you feel instantly at home. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife and a one-minute boat ride across the river takes you to some of the best game-viewing in the country.Read More
The six spacious villas manage to retain a relaxed bush camp feel while offering absolute luxury. Open sided and with clean modern lines they are designed for natural cooling and ventilation as the breeze plays over the private plunge pool on the shady deck before wafting through the circular thatched bedrooms and canvas walled bathrooms.
Natural local materials blend with recycled composite timber decks and modern steel beams for the lightest carbon footprint, the villas almost seeming to float in the landscape on their elevated platforms overlooking tranquil views of the Luangwa river. One villa has two bedrooms and bathrooms for families or friends travelling together and all have wifi, huge bathroom with freestanding tub and cooled sleeping areas.
The most experienced guides of the legendary Norman Carr Safari team impart their encyclopaedic knowledge on walking and 4×4 safaris. Elephant, lions, leopard, giraffe and more are to be seen, and hippos and crocodiles, as you cross the river by boat. The famous walking safaris pioneered by Norman Carr himself here in the1960s provide unique up close and personal encounters, adding an authentic raw edge to the experience, while you are perfectly safe with your guide. The bird life is incredibly diverse with river and lagoons attracting over 400 species through the year.
Food and hospitality at Chinzombo match the five star surroundings, beautifully presented and tailored to guests preferences, for an authentic but sophisticated bush experience embued with luxury, relaxation and exclusivity.