- Lodge type; Premier Bush lodge
- Location; South Luangwa
- Lodge size; 10 Luxury rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Walking safaris
- Game viewing
- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Short night drives
Chichele Presidential Lodge is currently closed for a complete refurbishment.
As soon as the lodge has new images and rates we will update accordingly.
This historic property, once the personal bush retreat of President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, has a magnificent hilltop location in Zambia's premier game-viewing area, the South Luangwa National Park. Carefully restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century elegance, Chichele Presidential Lodge is approached through a majestic arched entrance leading to a huge colonial-style lounge.
The lodge is accessible year-round and is an ideal base for exploring the prolific wildlife that populates the different habitats that surround the Luangwa River.
South Luangwa National Park is a place of primaeval forest and lush savannah, stretching for hundreds of miles and encompassing the Luangwa River basin, its adjacent highlands and a mosaic of different habitats extending outwards from the river which forms the eastern boundary.
At this Luangwa Family Friendly Lodge, ten air-conditioned, elegant Victorian style suites are built on top of a hill, each giving guests a private panoramic view and the opportunity to savor the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site.
Quality furnishings and discreet service provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the discerning traveler.
All suites boast air conditioning, en-suite facilities, mini bar, mosquito nets, and hairdryer.
Meal times at Chichele Presidential Lodge are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally.
All meals are table d'hôte with a wide selection of dishes. Meal venues are varied from the luxurious indoor dining room to the scenic verandahs and boma area outside.
Wildlife that can be seen here includes elephant, hippo, lion, wild dog, buffalo and a wide variety of antelope in addition to endemic species such as the Thornicroft's giraffe.This is also an excellent area for spotting predators including the leopard.
Game Drives; Sanctuary Chichele offers a full range of game drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4 x 4 vehicles. Each vehicle is driven by a qualified and knowledgeable guide. Night drives using spotlights allow guests to view nocturnal animals such as leopard, bush babies and spotted hyena. On night game drives, guests return to camp by 8 pm.
Walking Safaris; There is an emphasis in the area on the wonderful opportunities for walking safaris. Guided walks are conducted by a professional guide and an armed parks scout.
Chichele Presidential Lodge welcomes families with children of all ages.
The lodge is the ideal choice for a family safari with safe surroundings and a whole host of children’s programs and activities.
Rates from US$390.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- All drinks (excluding premium brands)
- Park fees
- Emergency medical evacuation
- Two daily shared game viewing activities. These include morning and evening game drives and walking safaris
- Return transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport to the lodge
- Premium alcoholic drinks
- Additional activities
- Gratuities to driver/guides and staff
- All items of a personal nature, telephone calls, and curio shop purchases
- Private vehicle and guide