Chichele Lodge

Perched on top of a hill in the renowned South Luangwa National Park, the Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was built as a presidential retreat for former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda in the 1970s. This historic lodge is set amongst lush forest and rewards guests with magnificent panoramic views of the Luangwa Valley. Outside of the dining room, a long verandah provides a wonderful setting for dinners when the weather allows. And when not, roaring fires welcome guests inside, taking the chill out of the cool air.

The original colonial style of the lodge is preserved in its furnishings. This is evident in the ten luxurious suites, each with it’s own four-poster bed. Guests are further treated to air- conditioning, a full en-suite bathroom and any other comfort that they could want. In each suite, French doors open up onto private balconies that allow guests to make the most of the exquisite views of the African Bush.


The lodge welcomes families, including children of all ages.