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The most luxurious camp in all of the South Luangwa!


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As the flagship Norman Carr property in South Luangwa, Chinzombo goes above and beyond in terms of its luxury accommodation. Sat on the curve of the Luangwa River, Chinzombo and its six spacious villas offer panoramic views overlooking the frequent wildlife that visit the river. Award-winning architecture, award-winning interior design and award-winning guiding… what more could you want?


Chinzombo is located on private land overlooking the national park. A small boat ride (which takes all of one minute) will transfer guests over to the national park on the other side, where the game drives will begin. The game drives are done in the Mfuwe area which is the most productive and prolific game areas, but the downside to this is that it does tend to get busy.


The property was designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, two both award-winning architects who have brought Chinzombo to life. The camp is made of six luxury villas, each with their own private plunge pools overlooking the river. The main area is all open-plan, with the bar, lounge and dining area all designed to combine the indoor and outdoor living together. The main area is full off incredible photographs of Norman Carr which tells the story of his exploration and adventure in the South Luangwa Valley.


The six villas in Chinzombo are simply breathtaking. They feature everything you would expect from a luxury safari experience – air-con units, minibar, Wi-Fi, private verandas, free-standing baths, plunge pools, sunbeds and a very inviting king size bed. The design is contemporary and elegant, with subtle reminders of the history behind the camp – photographs of legendary Norman Carr hanging from the canvas.


Chinzombo is on an all-inclusive basis so accommodation, drinks and game viewing activities are all included. Game drives, bush walks and boat cruises (seasonal) are offered and each guided by professional guides – one of whom many of them will have probably worked with Norman themselves. Shaddy is a guide and head of logistics and as he used to work with Norman himself, he is quite the story teller!

Definitely a ‘wow-factor’ property in all senses


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