Chichele Presidential Lodge

Chichele isn't attempting to act as another Luangwa bush camp, it's a permanent lodge with bricks and mortar but it really does work. Here you'll find all the creature comforts in rather a colonial setting, so if you fancy the quality of a Sanctuary Retreat but a more natural camp, then Puku Ridge would be a better option for you. The game viewing in this area is top knotch, and you'll be looked after really well during your stay in the lodge.
The South Luangwa National Park is a place of primeval forest and lush savanna, 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.

In order to savour the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, 10 air conditioned, Victorian style suites are built along the edge of the hillside, each giving guests a private panoramic view. Quality furnishings and discreet service provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the discerning traveller. All suites boast air conditioning, en-suite facilities, mini bar, mosquito nets, hairdryer and pilow menus!

Wildlife in this area is prolific, whilst out on activitis it's possible to see elephant, lion, wild dog, buffalo and a wide variety of antelope in addition to endemic species such as the Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest. This is an excellent area for leopard.

The camp offers day and night drives as well as walking safaris, all conducted by highly qualified, knowledgeable guides.


Guide price: $595 per person

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3 nights for the price of 2 (terms & conditions apply)

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