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Lucy S
Port Douglas, Australia

Wonderful Lodge in a stunning location

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Aug 2018
The drive from Mfuwe Airport to Chinzombo is a game drive in itself. The Lodge, situated on the Luangwa River is complete Luxury and the Accommodation stunning. Warmly welcomed by Hosts, Billie and Ben, you are instantly spoilt by all the staff and served delicious food for lunch. The accommodation is huge with a wonderful deck to relax on inbetween game drives or a relaxing cool down in your own plunge pool. When you do tear yourself away from the Lodge and experience a game drive, you are treated to a vast array of animals including a surprising number of Leopard sightings. Very very special Lodge.
Date of stay: July 2018
Room Tip: All rooms are identical so you can't go wrong. Just ask if you want to be closer to the main...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 8 July 2018

      We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed of our time there. Being the Time and Tide premier camp, the expectation of comfort and luxury was there prior to our arrival and the reality was that it met all of those expectations. The communal areas – bar, dining and casual lounge – are well appointed and appropriate. Our accommodation was very comfortable and provided all of the niceties that one would expect from a premier camp. The lack of privacy between the villas may concern some travellers however the units had great outlook over the water and to the animals of the other side. Of a night we could see the hippos and buck coming in to graze just in front of our unit. Dining is individual and the food choices are varied and well presented. The lunches, in particular, were excellent.
      The staff are well trained and cater for ones needs and more.
      Our guide, Friday, was very good company and knew the park, its animals and birds well which was great. We had good sightings of Leopard and Lion together with the rest of the animal and birdlife.
      We highly recommend Chinzombo.

      Date of stay: June 2018
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 25 June 2018

      We stayed 5 nights at Chinzombo. On The very first morning drive we were extremely lucky to see 7 different leopards! Game sightings were great throughout - one superb sighting was a 2 hour drama between a male leopard, a female leopard and and a hyena (all 3 vying for a warthog kill). Saw many many elephants. And of course saw Ginger the lion!
      The suites are tented, spacious, each one overlooking the south luwaunga river. So at all times you can see and hear hippos, elephants, baboons from the suite and common areas.
      Game vehicles were good, food was good. Hosts Ben and Billy were great, very hospitable.

      Date of stay: July 2017
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      Reviewed 21 June 2018

      I have stayed in Many lodges and by far this property has been the best for lots of reasons. Set on the banks of the river with wonderful views , especially at sunrise. The staff cannot be beat, the lodging more than expected and the food wonderful. Billie and Ben are awesome hosts. The tent's are super large with an equally impressive outdoor space with plunge pool. Everything you could want is in the room. There is even air conditioning right above the bed. You take a boat across the river to arrive at lodge and go on drives.. takes just a few moments. There is wifi in the rooms and common area's. A very lovely bar/lounge area with books/pictures/etc. The shopping choices are nice also. Lots of local products. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I even skipped a drive to enjoy the lodge and I never do that.

      Date of stay: June 2018
      • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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      Reviewed 29 March 2018

      I have been to many safaris and Chinzombo is one of the best I have ever stayed!

      The main area and the luxury tent is stylish and cozy, the food and safari guiding is top standard, the camp is right by the river and guests can hear the hippos 24 hours a day.

      We did a short walking safari and we love it! South Luangwa is a huge park with many accommodations but Chinzombo is definitely one of the bests.

      Date of stay: May 2017
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

      While the design of the lodge is very modern - which might put some people off - the location is stunning and the rooms and common area are well laid out. The guiding is top notch, which Comes from the fact, that nearly all the guides used to be Walking safari guides. Landscape is diverse and wildlife is abundant.

      Not for Safari traditionalists but for everyone else!

      Date of stay: July 2017
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