I had slightly mixed feelings about my stays at Chinzombo. On the one hand it is definitely the smartest place to stay in the South Luangwa. It is one of a new generation of safari camps – designed by the same designers who created North Island and Vumbura Plains. The focus is very much on cutting edge design. It also has the luxuries that hitherto were not available in Zambia such as private plunge pools, eco-friendly cooling systems and even spa treatments.
But… I little over designed and not very functional at times. Our front door kept being blown open so that we had to get locked in. The tents didn’t seem very stable in the wind and the open plan design means that it is not very practical in times of inclement weather.
I also expected the guiding to be a little stronger given the price you may. But Norman Carr Safaris rotates their guides throughout their camps so you wont get the best guides always being at Chinzombo, which I think is a little bif of a shame.
• Designed by same people as North Camp and Vumburu Plains
• Enormous bathroom with freestanding bath and walking shower
• Perhaps are trying too hard to be posh – I think they should relax.