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MalawiMike2014
Lilongwe, Malawi

Luxury in the bush

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Jul 2019via mobile
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location in South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious, spacious and classy - All with a villa type deck and plunge pool over looking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms... we had baboons, Bandit Mongoose, bushbuck and Ele’s just to name a few... and of course we could hear all the hippos on the river! Charles was our guide and was fantastic. The vehicles are modern and in great condition. The food was exceptional and Gloria was the perfect host... Good Times in the bush!!
Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TimeandTideAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this review
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Thank you Mike for your feedback on Time + Tide Chinzombo

We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to having you to stay in the near future.

Best regards,
Sarah
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      Reviewed 31 August 2018

      This place must be the most luxurious lodge i have ever stayed at, it lived up to its expectation. Staff and guides are second to none, very high quality.
      I would highly recommend !! good work NCS
      cannot wait to come back one day

      Date of stay: September 2017
      • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      TimeandTideAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

      Dear Richard
      Thank you for your wonderful reply on Time + Tide Chinzombo.
      We are delighted that you have a wonderful stay and look forward to you returning to Time + Tide.
      Best regards,
      Sarah

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      Reviewed 20 August 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.

      Room tip: All rooms are identical so you can't go wrong. Just ask if you want to be closer to the main Lodge or prefer a short walk.
      Date of stay: July 2018
      • 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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      2  Thank Robert H
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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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