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Overview
South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101 Zambia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing with wildlife around you, staff is wonderful and Customer Service that is perfect. Shortly after we left they were going to close down the lodge for renovation and new owner and management, which we thought was sad since this is such and authentic...More

Thank rderaat
Reviewed 21 June 2018

we stayed here for 2 nights in June. The view from the hill is amazing. There is a swimming pool and lots of lounge area's.. the room was large, there was air conditioning but it's definately different than staying in a tent. More hotel like....More

Thank christy2064
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We spent a week at Chichele in mid January. It was a good time to be there as it is one of very few lodges to be open at that time of year and so the park is much less busy than normal. The weather...More

Thank GAV50Uk
Reviewed 28 May 2018

In summing up, I was in awe by being at Chichelle. It was my first trip to Africa. After being in Lusaka for a week we boarded the ProFlight plane to Mfuwe and were met by our Chichelle representative at the airport for our almost...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This was like being at our own estate~ Place was a bit run down but the staff was excellent. Our room was nice not great, but they were great when the A/C wasn't working properly. After staying at awesome tent camps, I was a bit...More

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Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s. This historic property was recently carefully restored to maintain the original colonial style. A ...More majestic arched entrance leads you into a huge colonial-style lounge and outside the grand dining room, a long veranda stretches with views down the valley to the Luangwa River. The main area features a comfortable lounge, intimate fireplace and bar area. In keeping with the grand colonial style of the lodge, the suites are decorated in the same understated elegance of years gone by. In the ten Victorian-style rooms, the large French windows offer a light, airy feel to the suites and open onto private terraces overlooking the valley - the ideal vantage point to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Air-conditioning, plush furnishings, a four-poster bed, and a luxurious bathroom can make you forget you're in the bush. The lodge also features an interconnecting room - perfect for families. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$900 - US$1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chichele Presidential Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
Location
Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
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thetravs
22 August 2016|
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Response from Mags29Lusaka_Zambia | Reviewed this property |
US Dollars is the best currency to bring with you for tipping guides and the general staff. Tipping Is not expected but always enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service. Most camps will say as a guideline... More
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thetravs
21 July 2016|
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Response from Sanctuary R | Property representative |
Hi, The majority of rooms at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge have South African plug sockets while a few do have British plugs. We also offer adaptors at all of our properties for use by guests. Best... More
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Joyce147
10 February 2015|
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Response from Sanctuary R | Property representative |
Hello Joyce There is no formal dress code for the evenings. We suggest guests wear whatever they feel most comfortable in. Clothing should be cool and comfortable. Greens, browns and khaki coloured clothing are advisable... More
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Room Tips
"There are only a dozen or so rooms and I believe they are all the same. You wont be in the room very much."
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"The best room is number 2"
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"Rooms on the eastside will give the sunrise view"
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"Corner room connected to main building"
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