Norman Carr Safaris

Mfuwe, Zambia

Norman Carr Safaris is widely recognized as one of the foremost tour operators in Zambia. They operate safaris in South Luangwa National Park and also in the west of Zambia.

Testimonials 9

  • Claire and Roger Australia

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    Last month we had the most amazing holiday organized by Norman Carr Safaris. We stayed at some wonderful properties in Zambia including Chongwe, Luiwi, Nsolo, and Kakuli ending with three nights at Kaya Maya on Likoma Island at Lake Malawi. It is difficult to describe how wonderful the whole experience was except to say that the food is excellent, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, the knowledge of the guides is amazing, and the breath of animals and birds we saw was way beyond any expectations. Whatever your interest is the staff will do their best to accommodate you. If we never have another holiday in Africa this trip was incredible and gave us an amazing experience that we will always treasure.

  • Laurence & Jean Raymond Mauritius

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    Dear all, a great thank you for having beautifully organized our stay at Chinzombo and Chongwe. Going over our exchange of correspondence, we realize that we did give you a lot of work and that you showed extreme patience in organizing a super stay on these two wonderful sites. It was a great pleasure in meeting Mindy, Elizabeth, Dave, and his charming wife, Josie, Billy, and Ben. Unfortunately we missed Yvonne Price, Chris Liebenberg, and Mario Voss, who made it all possible. Touring the bush with Shaddy and George - two knowledgeable guides - together with their assistants allowed us to take pictures of no less than sixty different birds, elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, lions, kudus, impalas, mokus, baboons, monkeys and, the cherry on the cake: Three leopards on the last day and at the end of our tour! Their explanations, their interest in medicinal and romantic plants, together with their tales about the doings of certain birds was a fantastic lesson about nature! The warm welcome of your personnel on our return to the camps, the delicate cuisine and the accompanying drinks gave us the impression that we were sitting on a little cloud! And all this due to your excellent management and training. Like the note left in your visitor’s book, this was not out of this world but precisely the world we love to live in! Once again, thank you for having made it possible! Should your travels take you to Mauritius, please remember that we would be very happy to welcome you at our home in Cap Malheureux. With our very best regards, Laurence & Jean Raymond.

  • Leann and Marie United States

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    First of all, our safari was simply fabulous! As you know, I am a safari veteran over a period of many years, and while they have all been wonderful, which keeps me coming back for more, I have never experienced the level of service, friendliness, and dedication that exists with Norman Carr. I was so impressed with everyone from meeting Mindy and Shaddy at the airport to the staff at the camps. The managers, the guides, and all the support people did outstanding jobs.

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    Just wanted to write to say once again Norman Carr Safaris gave us a holiday to remember. We were treated to a wonderful time at Chinzombo under the care of the lovely Yaliwe and her fabulous team. Who could imagine such luxury in the African bush. Such an amazing experience! We once again recommend Norman Carr Safaris on all their staff we came across, their customer service ethic knows no bounds with their broad welcoming smiles each and every day. Also have to mention John Kasonga, our brilliant guide, who showed us the wonders of the emerald season in South Luangwa. Thank you again, we shall be back!

  • Beth United States

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    In October 2015 I spent nine wonderful days at three of the Norman Carr camps (Kapani, Kakuli, and Muchenja) in the South Luangwa game park. Perhaps one of the most outstanding features were the level of guiding I enjoyed at all the camps and their settings. The guides were all excellent and extremely attentive to my interests, and I learned a lot more about animal behavior and identifying trees and other flora. I saw some incredible animal interactions. The hippos were often crowded in small pools of water because I visited just before the rains. As a result, they were quite cantankerous and I saw a number of angry encounters. Additionally, many hippos were on land, especially after dark. In addition, we saw lions bring down a buffalo, and the following morning returned to the site to watch five 2-month old cubs eating away under the watchful eyes of three lioness, all with very full tummies. The Norman Carr camps offer some special activities, including drives after dark during which I was able to see some nocturnal cats and porcupines I had not observed on 13 previous safaris. The camps are not fenced and I had the fantastic experience of being awakened one morning by a mother elephant and her 5-6 year old calf eating sausage tree fruit and leaves in front of my tent. October is a good time to visit in view of the fact that camps were not generally full and I had a "private" guide on several days. The only downside was the very hot days and nights, which I found difficult being used to air conditioning.

  • Julian & Maggie United Kingdom

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    Our trip with Norman Carr Safaris was magic! We were so impressed with the quality of the experience and all the staff, especially the guides. Their enthusiasm, commitment, and professionalism was delivered with effortless charm-what a lovely group of people. We shall miss them. I am so glad the distant memories of my first Luangwa experience with Norman Carr all those years ago kept nagging at me to return albeit after so long! His legacy is in good hands.

  • Anita & Roger Borge Norway

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    Dear Mario! It is our last morning in Durban. We are packing and are ready to begin the long journey back home. We have had a wonderful time! The memories of the safari week in South Luangwa will forever have a place in our hearts. We saw everything we could expect of animals, and even more. The knowledge of the guides is marvellous! It was a heartiness at the camps which was absolutely huge! Frank and Brian on Luwi, Claire and Lawrence on Kakuli, and Yalive on Chinzombo. We will never forget neither them or the wonderful experiences we had. We also saw leopard for three times. Someone has said: "There are people who come into our lives and leave it again. There are also people who stay for a while and leave footprints in your heart. And afterwards we are never the same." Summer 2015 was like that for us. Thank you for telling us about South Luangwa in Oslo in January, and tempted us to go! We hope to see you again in Oslo next year.

  • Elrington family France

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    I just wanted to write you a brief note on behalf of myself and my family to thank the Norman Carr Safari group for providing us with such a wonderful few days in the Luangwa National Park. We stayed at Kakuli Camp where we were looked after so well by everyone there, especially Claire, Aubry and Albert. They all worked so hard to ensure our stay was perfect, and it was, from pickup to drop off we were so well attended to. The camp was beautiful, our rooms clean and free from bugs, the drives in the morning and evening were adventurous and we saw all that we could. And the food, simply delicious. So please do pass on our thanks to the whole team there and to Claire and Aubery for all that they did to make it such a wonderful experience. The surprise sundowner on our last night will never be forgotten. With many thanks and best regards.

  • Russel United States

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    We went to Zambia / Zimbabwe to see the animals and birds and we saw both with brilliant guides in marvellous settings. We would always choose to go at this time of year late (March / early April) when the settings are green and lush and the animals behave naturally and are under no stress in relation to food and water. Shaddy, supported by Adam, his assistant, made a brilliant pair and we were so lucky to have had them with us all the time. The service was impeccable and we were treated with great care and kindness throughout our stay. On a day of sighting, we first saw a pride of eleven lions, who wandered around the Landrover so close to us you could have stroked them. Then a pack of wild dogs who were on the move. We saw them at the same time as we spotted two leopards up a tree. Seeing the wild dog nearby, the leopards were worried that their kill would be discovered, so one of the leopard came down the tree and proceeded to pull the whole impala carcass up the tree by herself. Her leopard companion (said by Shaddy to be her brother) looked on and made no attempt to help except perhaps to make helpful remarks such as "Going alright? Let me know when dinner is ready!" Another extraordinary example of nature in action.

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