Project Description


Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12km upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. named after Dr David Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms, providing unrivalled views and exclusivity. Accommodation is in twelve Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways and two private Chuma houses, each with two bedrooms.

  • Located on a quiet bend of the Zambezi River within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • 12 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls in a remote location away from crowds
  • Boutique property catering to individuals and families
  • Established philanthropy project at Nakatindi Village
  • Seven activities included in our rate
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all suites


Guest accommodation consists of 12 luxury tree-houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank and connected by wooden walkways.

Facilities include air conditioning, ensuite facilities with a bathtub, a private viewing deck, a mini-bar, mosquito nets, overhead fans and a hairdryer.

The main lodge building features a raised bar, lounge area and deck, open-air dining area, curio shop and swimming pool. Revitalizing spa treatments are also available from the treatment room overlooking the Zambezi. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the main areas of Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. Electricity supply is a combination of a silent packed generator and battery system.


The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of luxury safari lodges and expedition ships brings the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally.”

Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa with the first of our Sanctuary Lodges, Sanctuary Olonana, in Kenya in 1999. We now own and operate additional lodges and camps in Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Building on our heritage of luxury adventure travel, we also manage and run six spectacular river cruise ships in some of the most amazing cultural and ecological sites in the world. Our cruises explore epic rivers – the Yangtze in China, the Nile in Egypt and the Irrawaddy in Myanmar.


Type: Lodge

Area: Mosi oa Tunya

Operates: All year round

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