This was my third time at this famous camp in the South Luangwa – it never disappoints. Norman Carr do luxury extremely well and the décor is tasteful, in keeping with the colours of the South Luangwa, but extremely luxurious – nothing can compare to it’s beds which face the sunrise – and large plunge pools which offer the perfect place to relax during the hot midday run whilst watching the local river traffic (hippo, elephant, antelope of all kinds and often the cats too!).
Chinzombo, like any camp of it’s quality, offer a very high standard of food with menus for every meal – every single thing we tasted was fresh and delicious, the range of options was astounding for a bush camp and they really can do amazing things with food here.
Norman Carr is famous for it’s guides, our guide Phillip was fantastic and great fun (the most important ingredient in a good guide!) – he was adept at finding our own sightings and full of knowledge – during the month of August there can be quite a few other safari vehicles within the Chinzombo area – the Norman Carr guides know the park well enough to be able to get off the beaten track and find cats and other wildlife without the people.
Norman Carr’s bush camps are also wonderful – authentic and wild with big open rooms (they can be closed) and treehouse style suites they are in more remote parts of the park with no vehicles around – why not combine them with Chinzombo – one can even walk between them if you like, this being the home of the walking safari, and do a starbed sleep out on the dry river bed in between – the options with Norman Carr are endless and the ability to get out of the vehicle and explore with these guys is second to none.