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Reviews of Chinzombo

Wildlife sightings and reviews

13 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Chinzombo and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 4 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Chinzombo.
Lion

75% success

Leopard

100% success

Wild dog

50% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Spotted Hyena

75% success

Buffalo

50% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

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Arrival date
E & S H.
California

"Fantastic stay at Chinzombo"

4 nights Arrived 1 Aug 2019
"We had the most amazing stay at Chinzombo - it was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Africa. The accommodations are huge and beautiful - modern with some traditional safari touches, and every small detail has been thought of. There is even air conditioning above the beds which was very welcome as our nights were extremely hot despite it being winter.

The food and the choices were very good, and my daughter and I were catered for specifically for our gluten-free needs.

Our game drives with our guide Brian were wonderful, he was so fun and friendly - and of course his experience, knowledge and ability to find the animals were great. When we wanted to see lions, he spent an entire morning tracking them down until he found the pride, and ditto with a herd of buffalo, and a leopard. Somehow he managed to deliver on everything we asked for.

Back at camp, we loved everyone on staff and in particular the managers Gloria and Faith. Their concern for our comfort and happiness was paramount in everything they did - they were beyond helpful, professional and flexible. But mostly we so enjoyed just hanging out and chatting and laughing with them. This really is a special place." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs K.
London

"Chinzombo "

2 nights Arrived 26 Jul 2019
"Chinzombo is in a really beautiful location on the bend of the Luangwa river. You can see hippos from your bedroom deck.

The rooms are fabulous - massive, with large decks and their own plunge pools.

The game drives were very good with Phillip, in our own private vehicle for a family of four.

The staff were very friendly and on our second night we were the only guests in camp, so it felt like our own private lodge." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

3 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

4 sightings

Zebra

5 sightings

Mr & Mrs H
Macclesfie

"Chinzombo review"

3 nights Arrived 8 Apr 2019
"An excellent camp with an outstanding guide, but a bit overpriced.

The bar prices for premium brands is totally over the top and unjustified.

If cost is not a factor, a marvellous camp to visit." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 6n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

7 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

4 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr S
Sanur, Bali

"Chinzombo review"

3 nights Arrived 31 May 2018
"Chinzombo is a gorgeous property, the interior design and spacing is immaculate. This is absolute bush luxury and it was a good wind down spot to end the trip. I did enjoy the whole set up, but what made Chinzombo special was the guide we had; Abraham. Abraham was trained by Norman Carr himself and his expertise showed. It was a whole new guiding experience for us taken to another level. He was so passionate about it all, it felt more then a job, despite the fact that we was a rather quiet personality. The only thing about Chinzombo and the experience was how many other cars there were around. After being in isolated regions and then sharing a viewing with multiple vehicles created less of a sense of authentic tourism and more of a sense of mass tourism. Was a little disappointed that we had no lion sightings here after spending 4 nights at the property. Nature is unpredictable, no one to blame, just unfortunate in that regard. Nevertheless we were completely grateful and thank the universe for all the goodness. " See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 4n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

2 sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs & Mr D
Sydney

"Chinzombo review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Feb 2016
"Just beautiful. Staff were friendly, intelligent and just delightful.

Food was fabulous, the rooms totally perfect and everyone was flexible about what we did when.

Guiding was tremendous and really helpful when we asked to visit a village." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 6n in Zambia; 5n in Botswana; 3n in Rwanda; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs T
TunbridgeW

"Chinzombo"

3 nights Arrived 16 Aug 2015
"Wonderful luxurious stay

Guiding by Abraham and Innocent was superb.

The food such a high standard and every taste catered for.

It was a magical experience



" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Bridget
UK

"excellent until appalling american arrived!"

3 nights Arrived 2 May 2015
"the camp ,guides, location and food are excellent, the staff were attentive and professional but were unfortunately extremly harassed by the arrival of an american who made their lives very difficult, he complained about everything, the food ,the guides the lack of privacy ....pages of complaints. Unfortunately once he had recovered from food poisoning, which he accused Chinzombo of giving him, he came on the last game drives with us. It is difficult to describe how such a vulgar man can get away with such behaviour, but he ordered the guides and staff around with total lack of courtesy and manners, they were in an impossible position as he kept reminding them that he had paid a lot of money for this safari and he wasn't getting his moneys worth. The poor staff at the camp were very afraid that his threats to put his opinions on trip adviser would jeopardise their jobs. However we had a super time especially after I had the satisfaction of telling him a selection of home truths!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr B
Bristol

"True luxury at Chinzombo."

1 night Arrived 5 Nov 2014
"This amazing creation, a vision of perfection much like one of NCS 's finest hosts who will be missed. This is luxury beyond anything in South Luangwa but it is the friendly staff and great guides that make any stay here very special.

The chalets cater for every need. So much space, very comfortable beds, a bath, shower, varied seating inside and outside which has a pool. From the pool/ sun beds and cushioned seating outside you have grand views to the river where elephants and hippos are at play.

The food was excellent, a buffet for brunch and a menu provided to choose your three courses for dinner. Excellent wine to accompany dinner. The bar area has a touching tribute to Norman Carr.

Special thanks to Innocent for his excellent guiding and sharing the experience of the 14 lions trying to take a young elephant- long live Hercules! What an event!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Jersey

"Chinzombo review"

4 nights Arrived 11 Sep 2014
"This camp is a real 5 star experience. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Although this is classed as outside the reserve it actually sits on the other side of the river and so its a 1 minute boat ride into the national park, this means that there is wi-fi,electricity etc in the tents. The Manageress Katie was wonderful she goes out of her way to make your stay a lifetime experience, including running a bath for you champagne in the room and setting a table for two up on your decking.They also offer spa treatments in your tent.

The meals are generally served in the main area and the nice thing about this camp as you can sit separately from the other guests, which if you have just spent the last 7 days sharing tables with other guests is a welcome change.

the game viewing is also really good and saw lion kill a buffalo on our first day. Its slightly busier than Kafue or Lower Zambezi and so you will encounter more vehicles on the roads. i really recommend this camp as the last part of your trip." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The K family
London

"Chinzombo"

2 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2014
"It was highly luxuries and rather too modern for our needs.

Guiding was excellent but our guides effectiveness was handicapped by the sheer number of other vehicles, especially at night. Traffic is something we normally avoid." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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