Chichele Presidential Lodge

South Luangwa, Zambia

About Chichele Presidential Lodge

A wonderful lodge of historic significance, Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built in the 1970’s for the then Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda, as his personal retreat.

Still maintaining its distinct colonial look and feel, Chichele Presidential Lodge features glorious arched entrances, a grand dining hall and an expansive verandah that stretches across the lodge to offer expansive views of the Luangwa River.

From four poster beds to gorgeous French windows that open to private terraces, Chichele Presidential Lodge boasts ten stunning Victorian-style chalets that overlook the majestic Luangwa Valley below.

This prestigious lodge in Zambia welcomes families, offering a number of supervised activities for young explorers of all ages to enjoy.

Why We Love Chichele Presidential Lodge

  • With its grand, ultra-posh Victorian-style heritage, Chichele Presidential Lodge offers a unique, hotel-type stay in the African bush.
  • Built along the edge of a hillside, in close proximity to the Luangwa River, this Zambia safari lodge enjoys incredible views of abundant wildlife all year round.
  • As well as plenty of incredible life forms all year round, the South Luangwa National Park is famous for its big game species, offering fantastic sightings of the Big Five, particularly the big cats.

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Activities at Chichele Presidential Lodge

  Safari game drives

  Night drives

  Walking safaris

  Birding tours

Highlights from Chichele Presidential Lodge

  Taking amazing photographs of the South Luangwa Valley.

  Relaxing at the pool with a glass of wine in hand.

  Watching herds of elephant and buffalo from the lodge.

Buffalo and elephant herd outside Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
Elephants spotted during safari game drive in South Luangwa National Park
Bedroom of suite at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
Balcony of suite at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
Bedroom of suite at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Enjoy your stay at Chichele Presidential Lodge

A nature lovers paradise and one of the premier lodges in Zambia, guests staying at Chichele Presidential can enjoy the incredible views of the valley, river and Savannah of the South Luangwa National Park through thrilling safari game drives, night drives and educational walking safaris.

Safari game drive sighting lion in South Luangwa National Park

Safari Game Drives

Home to an impressive array of big game species, guests can enjoy guided safari game drives through an expansive traversing area. Game drives take place both in the early morning and late afternoon until sunset.
Walking safari next to Luangwa River

Walking Safaris

Explore lands that are totally inaccessible by road during an incredibly informative walking safari in the South Luangwa National Park. Accompanied by experienced guides, guests can learn a number of enthralling facts during a walking safari.
Candlelit dinner at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

Five-Star Dining

Meal times at Chichele Presidential Lodge are a grand affair, with each gourmet meal served in the beautiful dining area. For a more private engagement, guests can enjoy dinner on their own private deck beneath the stars.

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