For a long time, the words "luxury" and "sustainable" weren't used in the same breath, but Norman Carr's Chinzombo Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia successfully combines the two into a bush camp environment that doesn't just meet high end demands for luxury, but exceeds them. Located in one of Africa's most game-rich areas, guests find the authentic luxury Zambia camp experience in the heart of the bush and one of the best safari adventures in Africa.

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Inspired by local Zambian buildings, Chinzombo Camp seamlessly blends cutting-edge design with traditional building methods by employing the creativity of local craftsmen and artisans. Modern architecture meets unwieldy nature in all of Chinzombo Camp’s six luxury villas, where steel-frame structures and expansive open plans are paired with recycled composite timber for the flooring, raw linen décor, and beautiful reed-work. The spacious villas are engulfed by a collection of ancient trees, which provide their protective shade as the camp obediently follows a bend in the Luangwa River. From the private deck, take in the sights and sounds of the bush or cool off in the refreshing plunge pool while elephants and giraffes come down for their evening drink at the water’s edge. One of the six villas includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ideal for families or couples traveling together.

Follow the winding path, shaded by mahogany trees, to Chinzombo Camp’s common lounge and dining area and swap stories from the day around the comfortable fire pit that overlooks the river. While not on a game drive, spa, yoga, and fitness facilities are immediately available, and each villa is equipped with wireless Internet to connect to the world outside the bush. No matter the pursuit, sustainable style is the common thread that connects every facet at Chinzombo. Felled timber, copper, handmade crockery, and large sofas covered in natural fabrics peek through the décor, while banded mongooses and baboons scurry and saunter between the tents.

With 60 acres of private land on the banks of the Luangwa River in one of Africa’s most game-rich areas, game drives and walking safaris at Chinzombo are thrilling all year-round. The riverside location is absolutely teeming with wildlife, and the direct access to the game makes for a truly exclusive experience, often topping the best-of lists as the greatest in all of Africa. A stay at Chinzombo Camp is a beautiful reimagining of luxury in the bush.

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