Floodplains and forests at its feet

Experience a new level of luxury and comfort at Chichele Presidential, a fully refurbished historic lodge located in the breathtaking South Luangwa National Park. Nestled atop a majestic hill and surrounded by breathtaking wilderness, the lodge offers sweeping views of the surrounding floodplains and the distant Great Rift Valley. Whether you're starting or ending your South Luangwa safari, there's no better place to stay than Chichele Presidential.

Escape to South Luangwa, a hidden gem in the heart of Africa. Experience the raw, unspoiled beauty of this vast ecosystem, where you'll encounter a wide variety of habitats and incredible wildlife. From majestic lions and elusive wild dogs to massive herds of buffalo, this sanctuary is home to one of Africa's largest hippo populations and several species that are found nowhere else in the world, including Thornicroft's giraffe, Crawshay's zebra, and Cookson's wildebeest. With over 60 mammal species and 400 bird species, there's always something new to discover. And with a range of safari experiences to choose from, including traditional walking safaris and luxury game drives, you'll have the chance to get up close and personal with nature in a way you've never experienced before.

The decor at Chichele Presidential honours its connection to Zambia's past presidents, while the colour scheme is inspired by the meaning of its name, which is "salt” and “pepper" in the Chewa language. From the tall arches and private plunge pool on the expansive decks to the outdoor dining and shower areas, this lodge is a true masterpiece. And with WiFi and clean hydroelectric power providing air-conditioning, you'll have all the modern amenities you need to relax and unwind in style. The lodge's massive beds are wrapped in sumptuous linen with spacious bathrooms featuring his and hers wash basins. Plus, with a world-class spa, yoga deck, gym, and an infinity lap pool with an unbeatable view, this lodge is truly in a class of its own. What's not to love?

Chichele Presidential Highlights

  • Prime location in South Luangwa National Park
  • Enjoys exceptional views of floodplains and Great Rift Valley
  • Wide variety of habitats and incredible wildlife to discover
  • Enjoy exciting walking safaris as well as day and night game drives
  • Breathtaking design and decor with luxury amenities

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