Six spacious villas – one of which is designed to accommodate a family of at least five are nestled within the shade of ancient trees on a wildlife rich ridge which follows a C shaped bend in the Luangwa River just upstream of Kapani Lodge. The Chinzombo villas appear to float over landscape. A winding foot path connects the villas and lounge/dining area through the shade of the surrounding msikzi trees. The simplicity of the modernist steel framed structures in contrast to the natural materials used in the décor and interiors complements the surroundings in a unique way. Each villa is equipped with wifi, a yoga mat and exercise area, spa facilities and the most senior members legendary NCS guiding team.
Spacious living areas comprise large, cooled bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms and private plunge pools on shady decks overlooking the Luangwa. The design is ground breaking and original but the natural materials, locally produced leather, reedwork and canvas, the lack of concrete or brick and the recycled composite timber floors will complement the wilderness perfectly and allow the bush to speak for itself.
Décor will be simple and minimal, using raw linen, timber, copper and hand-made crockery within a simple, authentic minimal shelter with a respectful nod to Chinzombo’s past history and Norman’s legacy. A private viewing platform: a place that allows both wildlife and the natural vegetation to flourish, unhindered by vast tracts of landscaping, game fences, roads or any other man-made objects.