Chinzombo camp



Wildly luxurious, and designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Chinzombo brings levels of comfort, style and elegance previously unseen to the Luangwa Valley.

The old Chinzombo Camp was for years the green season base for Norman Carr way back in the 1970’s.  The camp is super-luxurious but retains its bush feel with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisite surroundings of the beautiful, tranquil site.

Gigantic, ancient shade trees offer peace and tranquility for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas, one of which is a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for families or small groups. Each villa will has its own private pool, cooled sleeping areas, and massive bathroom.

The camp is set within 60 acres of private land with Luangwa River frontage; the views from its riverside location which teems with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game rich areas of the National Park all combine to make this a truly special place.

Chinzombo Camp is the perfect place from which to explore the majestic wilds of the Luangwa in style, luxury and exclusivity – all year round.

Images and Copy courtesy of Norman Carr Safaris

Chongwe River House



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Chongwe House sits on the serene and breathtaking bank of the Chongwe River, after which it was named. It was originally crafted by prominent designer Neil Rocher, who described his inspiration here: The Chongwe River has the feel of a fairy glen filled with adventure and mystery and I wanted the House to reflect this, it had to be an adventure filled with new discoveries like textures, views, angles etc that would slowly unravel over time. I also wanted it to feel natural and blend into the area but with a feeling of uniqueness that you would find no ware else.

Sleeping eight guests in four, vast bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms, the bedrooms are arranged over two floors and have their own outdoor sitting area. Outdoor bathtubs in the two upstairs rooms allow bathers to completely immerse themselves in the wilderness experience and innovative showers echo the waterfalls of the upper river.

The Chongwe area is famous for huge male elephants and from all rooms you will have game in view, feeding, drinking and playing, along and often in, the River. Chongwe River House is fully hosted on a private basis and has its own safari guide and game viewing vehicle, allowing for exclusive activities to be offered to guests. It is ideal to experience the bush with friends or family, however it is big enough to find a quiet space to think, reflect and appreciate your spectacular surroundings.

Images and Copy courtesy of Norman Carr Safaris


Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp is located in the centre of the Busanga Plains, home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and the diminutive oribi. Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full set of antelope all of which move onto the Plains as the dry season progresses. This wealth of game is a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion.

Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding plains. The rooms are large, en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. The dining and bar area is elevated so as to take in this vista and each morning’s sunrise; dinner takes place either here or in the cosy boma where guests can also enjoy elements of local Zambian culture. Many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front of the guests enhancing the safari experience. A maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated at any one time and great emphasis has been placed on the “guided” experience – being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. Guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

Shumba Camp is perfectly situated to take advantage of the plains game and predator concentrations of the Busanga Plains, being situated as it is within close proximity to permanent water and having easy access to a mix of seasonal and permanent floodplains. Shumba is named after a favourite species in the area – prides of lion sometimes up to 20 strong! Viewing of species like puku, lechwe and hippo is possible for much of the day from the comfort of your tent or the main deck, while the camp’s fig trees ensure both shade and constant bird activity in the canopy above.
Images and Copy courtesy of Wilderness Safaris


Barotse Tiger fishing Camp


Discover a fishing paradise hidden within the heart of Zambia’s remote Barotse Flood plains. Enjoy stylish Afro-colonial hospitality and tented luxury reminiscent of a bygone era Experience the thrill of a truly unique and exhilarating fishing experience that is the Barotse Tiger Camp.

Established in 2008, the Barotse Tiger Camp is Angle Zambia’s latest innovation, offering fishing enthusiasts and guest’s world-class tented luxury accommodation and unparalleled guided fly fishing adventures in one of the most pristine and remote freshwater fishing locations on earth. Hidden within the upper reaches of the mighty Zambezi’s 20 000km2 Barotse Flood plain, this unique setting is nestled within a secluded paradise of lush bushland and untouched river waters teeming with Barotse tiger fish as well as several species of bream. This abundant eco-system exists due to the remoteness of Barotseland, which forms part of the Kingdom of the Lozi and is situated in western Zambia, stretching the length of the Zambezi River

You will fly directly from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa to camp and your aircraft and pilot will remain with you for the duration of your stay. The other option would be to fly to either Livingstone or Lusaka via a commercial carrier from Johannesburg, South Africa then connect with a charter company to camp.

Each of the six sumptuous river-front tents are situated within their own private setting, with unforgettable views across the river and the Flood-plain and are equipped with single or double beds fitted with unobtrusive mosquito nets. With each tent having en-suite bathroom facilities offering guests hot and cold running water, flush toilets, marble basins and private out-door showers.
The main tented area offers guests an opulent and relaxing atmosphere, comprising a stylish bar and lounge tent and separate dining tent – the perfect settings in which to relax and enjoy sun-downers and fine cuisine prepared by our in-house chef after a long day of fishing on the Zambezi.

At Barotse Tiger Camp fishing is the order of the day in our customized 18 ft aluminum boats equipped with GPS fish finder combo’s, especially designed for anglers. Comfortably accommodating two fly fishermen, each boat is skippered by one of our knowledgeable and experienced local river guides. Teeming with huge schools of fish, particularly tiger-fish and several species of bream, including threespot and nembwe, daily excursions deliver action and excitement. The Barotse tiger-fish are undoubtedly among the biggest in the world and this region boasts most of the IGFA records. The feisty Barotse tiger-fish never disappoint with their acrobatic and powerful runs and the thrill of regularly hooking and landing trophy tiger-fish, is a truly exhilarating experience

Fishing the Barotse Flood plains will surely excite even the most avid and experienced of fishermen. And for those anglers fortunate enough to experience the Tigers of Barotse, the longing to cast your line into the Zambezi once more will haunt you until your next trip into the remote adventure that is Barotseland.

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