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Stay618112
Hahndorf, Australia

Family Bliss

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2023via mobile
We came as a family of 4 for 2 nights and everything was incredible. All the staff were so lovely, attentive and knowledgeable.

The staff made sure that’s the kids had everything they needed including games, activities, food and even a packed lunch when we left.

Our guide Byron was so friendly, engaging and informative making sure the kids enjoyed the drives and that we were able to have fantastic sightings.

Thank you to Chibasa and all of the staff, we had the most amazing stay.
Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Micaela Smith, Marketing at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this review
Responded 04 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. We're so happy to hear that you had an incredible stay with your family. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Chibesa, Byron and the rest of the team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
The Time + Tide Team
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    Reviewed 23 April 2023

    my husband and I just spent 4 nights at your lodge for our honeymoon. Everything was incredible; the rooms are so beautiful, the food is delicious and the sightings were amazing. But what really stood out what your staff. From the time we arrived to the moment we left, we felt so taken care of and nothing was too much to ask. I want to call out Chibesa- everything is so well run and a well oiled machine. I always think the best managers are the ones who look like they are doing nothing, cause they have made everything run so well behind the scenes.

    Then Friday was amazing and always had a smile on his face and the warmest energy. He really is a huge asset to your team. We loved our time on the vehicle with Byron and he is so incredibly knowledgeable. Chanda and Elijah were also amazing and so friendly. Although to be honest, every single staff member was magnificent.

    Thank you so much and we really hope to be back soon. We could not have asked for a better start to our trip.

    Date of stay: April 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Micaela Smith, Marketing at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2023

    Hi Emma, thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful start to your honeymoon and that you enjoyed your time at Time + Tide Chinzombo. We so appreciate your kind words about our wonderful team and that you took the time to share them with us. We will be sure to pass your message on to Chibesa and the rest of our team - they will be overjoyed to hear how much you appreciated them. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to be able to do so again in the very near future.

    Sending the warmest regards
    The Time + Tide Team

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    Reviewed 13 December 2022

    Chinzombo is a remarkable diamond in the rough in South Luangwa, beautiful earth tones of grey and light-brown blended with bright whites (of the floors and ceilings) Chinzombo manages to blend into its environment and yet still stand out. Its Management duo of Emmanuel and Chibesa ensure the smooth and seamless running of this small 6 tented camp. The rooms scream luxury with everything you would need on safari and more, catering to a very specific traveler, equipped with a fully stocked bar, hairdryers, wifi (even in the rooms), yoga mats, evening breeze cooling system in the beds for those warm Luangwa nights, and not to mention private pool, yes you heard right not plunge but actual pools. My colleague and I enjoyed our stay there.

    Date of stay: November 2022
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Jessica Stafford, Marketing at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2022

    Thank you kindly for this excellent review - we are delighted to hear you had a memorable experience at Chinzombo. We'll be sure to pass the message on to Emmanuel and Chibesa. We look forward to welcoming you back one day!

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    Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

    Crossing the river in a small motorised boat we were transported into Nirvana. Just six tented rooms comprise the camp. Each is organised to look directly onto the river where one may while away the time observing the birds and animals, especially the groups of hippos disporting themselves. Indeed the snorting and snuffling of the hippos may qualify as ac”theme tune” for the camp.

    The tents/rooms are enormous. The bed is capacious with mosquito nets set down at night. There is a bathroom with free-standing bath and walk-in shower supplied with piping hot water. A separate unit holds the toilet. Two basins complete the sanitation ware. The wardrobe area forms part of the bathroom area.

    Outside there is a plunge/small swimming pool. Sun loungers and couches abound which bare under trees. A bush buck wandered idly past as we relaxed. This open area for animals means that that one has to be accompanied to the room at night.

    Food is excellent. Breakfast is almost up to you. The local yoghurt is superb being thick and creamy. Pancakes or eggs are offered. Lunch is usually salad with a quiche and hot dish served fresh as a buffet. One selects dinner at tea from a menu of only three courses all delicious.

    Drinks are included and may be chosen from a selection inside the room or from a small bar in the main room for the entire camp.

    Turning to the safari drives on offer and other options these are at the heart of the camp. The guides are informative, friendly and keen to make the drive as exciting as possible. Giraffe are a special animal here in the park with the Thornicroft or Luangwa sub-species only located here.

    The staff were outstanding Emmanuel gave a great news about the history of the camp and the others in the group.

    Superb. We shall return

    Date of stay: August 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank SueKot
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    Reviewed 6 May 2021

    I was very fortunate to spend a couple amazing nights at Chinzombo. It is situated on a bend on the Luangwa River with a sweeping view of a beautiful, lively landscape. The villa is very well appointed, immaculate and comfortable. A great place to relax. The staff is wonderfully attentive. Gloria is a gem of a host and Adam was a stellar safari guide. The food, every dish, was incredible. I cannot recommend this place enough. This was a wonderful vacation and I cannot wait to get back.

    Date of stay: May 2021
    Thank jberwager
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    Anna Keyser, Marketing at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2022

    Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We loved having you and hope to be able to welcome you to another of our camps again in the future. Wishing you all the best for 2022.

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    Reviewed 31 August 2020

    A fantastic lodge and worthy of its status as a luxury getaway. Being a boutique lodge with a maximum capacity of 15 people and 5 enormous chalets, one can expect a secluded experience. Each chalet is given a dedicated guide and safari vehicle so you are always going to have your own space. The lodge is tastefully decorated and everything is inviting, the main area is spacious with lots of places you want to kick back and relax. The rooms are beautiful and vast. A wonderful extra king bed with ample relaxing areas both in the room and on your private deck. A very special space to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the environment around you. Of course all of this would not be worthy of praise if the staff and management were not up to scratch - In this area they excel. The guides are very knowledgable and quickly understand how to tailor their input to meet your interests. The rest of the team are just so friendly and very well trained to make you feel special and while they meet your every requirement, also make sure you have your privacy and space.

    Chinzombo is a magical experience and while i am fairly critical, this lodge and its team are top notch and you will not regret choosing it as your holiday destination.

    Room tip: With only 5 to choose from they are all good choices
    Date of stay: August 2020
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    Thank Rosnicjay
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    Anna Keyser, Marketing at Time + Tide Chinzombo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2022

    Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was such a pleasure having you. Our staff are incredible and we are so grateful to have such empathetic, passionate and talented individuals working with us. So happy you appreciated them too!
    Wishing you all the best for 2022.

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