Chinzombo Camp - The most Luxurious Safari Camp in Zambia!
The next generation of Zambian bush camp. Wildly
luxurious, it brings a new level of style, comfort and
elegance to the Luangwa Valley. The old Chinzombo Camp was
for years the green season base for Norman Carr way back in
the 1970’s. We are thrilled to be giving this unique place a
new lease of life. Architects Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens,
the visionaries behind North Island – Seychelles, have
created six super-luxurious villas one of which is specially
designed for families with two bedrooms.
Chinzombo (so named after the chinzombo fruit),
originally a simple, rustic camp on the banks of the
Luangwa, now promises to be innovative and luxurious; ideal
for guests seeking more glamorous camping. Located on a
large and pristine area of land almost entirely cut off by
the meandering Luangwa River, Chinzombo is practically an
island all on its own. A sense of luxury and sophistication
is seamlessly combined with materials unique to traditional
Zambian buildings create a bush-camp unlike any other.
Ecologically friendly, the aim of Chinzombo is that the
structural aspects only temporarily affect the environment
and will leave no mark behind on this pristine land.
Chinzombo's 6 villas appear to float over the lush and
tranquil landscape, naturally situated underneath ancient
trees on the Luangwa River bank. A winding foot path
connects the villas and lounge/dining area through the shade
of the surrounding msikzi trees.
The simplicity of the modernist steel framed structures
exist in contrast to the natural materials used in the
unique décor and interiors.
The six spacious villas – one of which is designed to
accommodate a family of at least five – are nestled under
the shade of ancient trees on a bend in the river. Spacious
living areas comprise large, cooled bedrooms, luxurious
bathrooms and private plunge pools on shady decks. Each
villa is equipped with WiFi and there is a yoga and exercise
area, a spacious open plan bar, library, swimming pool and
The bedroom and canvas ensuite bathroom are suspended
above the tall grasses and shrubbery with wide views out
over the Luangwa. Set well apart, each villa is spacious
with both indoor and outdoor areas to relax and absorb the
sights and sounds of the surrounding bush. Both rooms have
views through the tree-line to the Luangwa River and the
bedroom opens out onto the villa’s shaded deck, outdoor
lounge and private pool.
The South Luangwa National Park has been rated by many as
one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The
South Luangwa National Park offers incredible birdlife and
the diverse vegetation offers the ideal habitat. A big
attraction to the park is the famous 'walking safari' and is
the best way to explore this magnificent area. The park is
home to 60 different animal species and over 400 bird
Large herds of elephant can frequently be seen on the
plains and buffalos and hippos are spread throughout the
valley. Zebra can also be seen in abundance, as well as the
Thornicroft's Giraffe, unique to Luangwa Valley. The park
has one of the densest populations of leopard in Southern
Africa as well as an active predator population and lions
are abundant in the Luangwa.
Accommodation Rates:- From $575 per person per night sharing. Please
contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary