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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

About Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, South Luangwa

Originally built for the former Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda, in the 1970’s, Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge retains its original colonial style despite a massive refurbishment and has all the luxury you would expect. The area is renowned for its prolific game viewing and is great for leopard spotting and endemic species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe.

The elegant hilltop lodge overlooks a magnificent valley in South Luangwa National Park and each of the 10 air conditioned suites has its own private vista of the area.

Lodge Details

Style

An elegant and luxurious lodge with a ‘turn of the century’ feel.

Setting

Atop Chichelle Hill, overlooking one of the most breathtaking sites in the South Luangwa National Park, this is one of Zambia’s most beautiful and game prolific areas.

Accommodation & Facilities

10 air conditioned suites elegantly perched on the rolling hillside. Each is wonderfully furnished with 4 poster beds and large French windows, giving an airy feel to the space. The private verandas have proved to be a stunning feature, all with individual vantage point over the valley, ideal for relaxing after a game drive. Suites also come equipped with a mini bar, mosquito netting and a hair dryer.

There is also a curio shop and large relaxing swimming pool.

Dining

Meals are table d’hôte with a wide selection and can be served in the beautiful indoor dining area, our outside on the wide stretch of veranda overlooking the plains.

Activities

Day and night drives allow you to get up close with a variety of wildlife and big game; spotlights are used at night to see nocturnal animals such as leopards and the spotted hyena. Game walks are also possible, escorted by a guide as well as an armed scout.

Child Policy

Children aged between 5-11 may go on regular game drives, at the discretion of the Camp Manager. Children under 5 years will not be permitted on game drives, for safety reasons, subject to the discretion of the lodge manager. No children under 16 years old are permitted on walking safaris.

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