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      Chichele Presidential Lodge

      Built for the President - Ready for You

      The lodge is located in the South Luangwa National Park, a place of primeval forest and lush savannah, stretching for hundreds of miles and encompassing the Luangwa River basin. Its adjacent highlands and a mosaic of different habitats extend outwards from the river which forms the eastern boundary. Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s and the original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. A long veranda stretches outside the dining room, from which guests are afforded views down the valley to the Luangwa itself. When possible, dinner is served outside. On cooler nights, roaring fires take the chill out of the air. The roar of lions or the saw of leopards can often be heard from the wooded valleys that surround the lodge. Each of the ten elegant suites at Chichele comprise of four-poster beds, air conditioning, and a private veranda. In keeping with the rest of Chichele, the suites are decorated in an understated colonial style with a fully appointed en-suite bathroom. Large French windows offer a light, airy feel to the suites, opening onto your private terraces - the ideal vantage point to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Chichele Presidential Lodge offers a full range of game and night drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4 x 4 vehicles. Each vehicle is driven by a qualified and knowledgeable guide. The South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari. Walking safaris are the best way to see the bush around Chichele Presidential Lodge. 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.


      The availability calendar for this property is not yet connected. Please call one of our safari specialists at 800-995-8689 to request current availability.

      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $618 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Zambia
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      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 20 beds
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, all meals, game drives, night drives, off-road game viewing, walking safaris, park fees, laundry services, service charges, emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with the exception of premium brands), return transfers to Mfuwe
      • Special

        Family Offer-Children Under 15 Stay Free of Charge


        20 Dec 13 - 20 Dec 14

        Book the perfect family safari getaway. Stay a minimum of 2 nights and for every full paying adult, one child under 15 sharing with his/her parents will stay free of charge. read more

      • Special

        Stay 3, Pay 2 Offer


        01 May 14 - 31 Dec 14

        Stay 3 nights at Chichele Presidential Lodge situated in Zambia's game rich South Luangwa National Park and only pay for 2. read more

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