Chinzombo Camp was the green season base for Norman Carr back in the 1970s and in 2012 work started to develop a brand new luxury camp on this site. It must be going to plan as Chinzombo won 'Best New Camp in Africa' in the 2015 Safari Awards! The camp is set on the banks of the Luangwa River in 60 acres of private land and is a great base from which to explore this game-rich area.
There are 6 spacious villas, all with a large sleeping area, a stylish en-suite bathroom and a deck with a plunge pool. One of the villas is a suite with extra space to accommodate a family or small group. As you relax on your deck you can enjoy views of the river.
A footpath through the trees links the villas with the lounge and dining area, where you will enjoy convivial meals with other guests. Decor has been kept deliberately simple, with the emphasis firmly on comfort and the natural beauty of the surroundings. There is a private viewing platform allowing you to observe wildlife without having to leave camp. For relaxation there is a spa and the camp has a yoga and exercise area.
Chinzombo Camp is open all year and is just a one hour drive from Mfuwe airport.
Open: Chinzombo Camp is open all year.
Location: Chinzombo Camp is on the banks of the Luangwa River upstream from Kapani Lodge. It is owned and run by Norman Carr Safaris. It is set in 60 acres of private land. The camp is a one hour drive from Mfuwe airport.
Rooms: There are 6 spacious villas set on raised decks, all with a circular, cooled sleeping area, luxurious bathroom, shady deck and private plunge pool. One of the villas is a suite, designed to accommodate a family or small group. Villas are spaced well apart for privacy.
Activities: There are morning and afternoon game drives and walking safaris. Afternoon activities incorporate sundowners. Walking safaris are not strenuous and are taken a slow pace. They tend to last between 3 and 4 hours. The minimum age for a walking safari is 12 years.
Facilities: The main living and dining are linked to the villas by a winding footpath. There is a library with a selection of books. You can sunbathe on the shaded deck and enjoy a swim in the pool. The viewing platform looks out over the Luangwa River. Spa treatments and yoga are available and there is an exercise area.
Dining: Meals are eaten communally.
Children: Children are welcome. One villa has been designed to accommodate families. The minimum age for a walking safari is 12 years. The camp is unfenced so children need to be kept under supervision at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi in all villas.