Micky Hoyle

Safari Lodge Reimagined: Chinzombo, Zambia

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In an area of Zambia famously dense with hippos, Chinzombo stands out not only for its location along the Luangwa River, but also for its stylish austerity: sawhorse tables and white campaign chairs lend an upscale military feel to the main lodge, where you’ll see vintage photos of safari legend Norman Carr. The true gem, though, is Abraham Banda, the head guide, who led us to unforgettable wildlife encounters. All-inclusive. normancarrsafaris.com. $$$$$

It List: The Best New Hotels 2014

Safari Lodge Reimagined: Chinzombo, Zambia

In an area of Zambia famously dense with hippos, Chinzombo stands out not only for its location along the Luangwa River, but also for its stylish austerity: sawhorse tables and white campaign chairs lend an upscale military feel to the main lodge, where you’ll see vintage photos of safari legend Norman Carr. The true gem, though, is Abraham Banda, the head guide, who led us to unforgettable wildlife encounters. All-inclusive. normancarrsafaris.com. $$$$$

Micky Hoyle

It List: The Best New Hotels 2014

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