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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge A splendid lodge occupying one of the most breath-taking sites in the South Luangwa National Park

The spirit of Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge is located on the top of a hill and affords magnificent views overlooking plains with teeming wildlife. Once the personal retreat of Zambia’s president, the lodge retains a gracious colonial style. Each of the luxurious suites is decorated in Victorian style, with four-poster beds, large windows and private terraces from which to view the game-strewn river valley and flood plain.

A grand arched entryway guards the way into an expansive lounge, while a long veranda stretches outside the dining room, looking out onto a lush valley, with the Luangwa River at its heart. On cooler nights, roaring fires take the chill out of the air, while guests can relax with a nightcap in the cosy bar. The grunt of lions or the saw of leopards can often be heard from the wooded valleys that surround the lodge.

What we love about Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

  • While away the afternoon on your private veranda with your favourite sundowner in hand and enjoy the magnificent views of the South Luangwa Valley.
  • Make sure you try Chef Roy’s Chichele eggs Benedict, one of the lodge specialities!
  • Ask your hosts to arrange a morning walk in the South Luangwa National Park.