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charlielucky
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Outstanding luxury camp

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Sept 2016
What a great place to experience South Luanga Park. Exceptional premises, amazing staff, beautifully appointed luxury tents, excellent food and amenities. Our hostess was very friendly, our guide was very amiable and knowledgeable. Highly, highly recommended for this once in a lifetime safari adventure. Would prefer to rate all Norman Carr safari locations higher ratings than five stars!
Date of stay: September 2016
Room Tip: It seems all are excellent
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Responded 26 Oct 2016
Dear Charlielucky, thanks for your reviews of all our camps and to give our locations more than five stars is just fantastic! The camp teams really appreciate all the feedback, so thanks for taking the time to write!
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      Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

      Actually this lodge is just the other side from the park but a boat takes you across to the other side each day where the vehicles are waiting for the day's activities. We stayed in a family suite - 2 tented rooms ladjoining each other. Both are very chic and there is a deck and pool outside, with views over the river and game on the opposite bank. The odd elephant wanders through the camp and the occasional troop of baboons or monkeys. Activities are largely centred around game drives in the park and walking - the latter is really not to be missed. Game and birds were abundant - 2 leopards seen as we left the park, one with an impala kill up a tree. The food was excellent, service impeccable and everyone very friendly.

      Date of stay: September 2016
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      Reviewed 14 July 2016

      Chinzombo is an elegant and beautifully appointed property. What a treat to stay in such luxury---this truly defines glamping! If ralph lauren had a safari camp this would be it. Perfectly beautiful!
      Unique location across the river so that it adds an element of privacy and fun as you go across in a boat (which was always ready) affording views of hippos in the water. Many special added touches such as the hot cloths to wipe the dust off after a drive and the complimentary foot massage after the first game drive was wonderfully relaxing! I definitely recommend getting the in room massage.
      Our hosts Yaliwe and Frank were wonderful. What a pleasure to meet them. They immediately took care of any request we had.
      The suites are incredible! I couldn't stop taking pictures. Loved having tea/coffee facility and the well stocked mini fridge in the room. Great mosquito netting for the beds and was thankful for the AC unit over the bed. The views from the room were awesome! A lovely huge bathtub while watching game outside was a special treat. And they NEVER ran out of hot water. Yay!
      The food was especially good. Breakfasts cooked over the fire were a very unique
      touch.
      The staff were excellent and the men who escorted us to and from our room were always ready and close by. Thank you John and Shaddi for the great game drives and wonderful sundowners and breakfast stops. It was so nice getting excellent information on the animals as well as great photos.
      We also enjoyed our conversations with the team. What a gracious and kind staff. Many thanks to Frank for joining us for a meal and a drive. It was a pleasure to meet you.
      A lovely experience that we will never forget. I highly recommend Chinzombo!

      Room tip: We stayed in room 6---it was wonderful. We enjoyed the walk but if you are mobility impaired you may want one closer to the lobby area.
      Date of stay: July 2016
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 30 June 2016

      Stunning modern elegant camp in the South Luangwa. The wildlife sightings were outstanding - zebra, lions, hyena, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboon, hippos'. The camp is beautifully decorated and peacefully located away from the main gate of the park. Guide and driver Brian did an outstanding job making our experience exciting and fun.

      Date of stay: June 2016
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      NormanCarr, Owner at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

      Dear Mustlovebeagles, thanks for your review and it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I'll make sure Brian receives your feedback - the guides are always keen to hear from guests and value your thoughts.

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      Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

      As we were here for a business inspection, (with Africa Safari Co) arrived late and left early the next morning, didn't get to spend a long time here, but what I experienced was just beautiful... Met with a refreshing drink after transfer from airport by jeep and then a boat across river. Amazing tented rooms, fabulous lobby/guest areas. Fabulous gourmet dinner. Outdoor breakfast in the morning was special. Listening to hippos all night was amazing. Thank you to our host Frank.

      Date of stay: June 2016
      Trip type: Travelled on business
      Thank AmyM326
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      NormanCarr, Owner at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

      Dear Amy - thanks for taking the time to write a review of Chinzombo. Shame you couldn't spend longer with us but I'm so pleased your time, albeit short, was memorable! It's a long journey from Australia to Zambia and a relaxing dinner and peaceful sleep sounds exactly what was needed before you headed further into the South Luangwa National Park.

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      Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

      I stayed for a couple of nights as part of the "Rivers and Rainbow" package in the emerald season (ie rains).

      It is a magical place with fantastic accommodation, food and service - the chalets are enormous with their own plunge pool, river front views and even innovative and effective aircon over the bed.

      The high quality NCS guiding was much in abundance as soon as I crossed over the river to start my game drives.

      This is the most luxurious camp I have ever stayed at and whilst I probably prefer the more relaxed (authentic?) bush camps that NCS runs a little bit of luxury every now and then is most welcome!

      Date of stay: March 2016
      Trip type: Travelled solo
      Thank AHZambia
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      NormanCarr, Owner at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

      Dear AHZambia, we're so pleased you got to experience Zambia's green season. It's personally one of my favourite times of the year where the animals are fat and happy! And it's great to hear you love our camps further into the heart of the park; I do agree that a little bit of luxury now and again is also quite a treat!

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