- Rates From: $551 pps
- Accommodation Type : Lodge
- Area : South Luangwa
- Months of Operation : All year around
- Number of Rooms : 10
- We offer : accommodation and safaris
Sanctuary Chichele Presidential 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.
About the company
Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of luxury safari lodges and river cruise ships bring boutique experiences to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The Sanctuary portfolio includes safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as cruise ships on the Nile, the Yangtze and in Myanmar.