Chichele Presidential Lodge (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
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 central river.
Formerly a private Presidential retreat, Chichele (pronounce to rhyme with belly) occupies one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire park. Since the original structures, built circa 1960, became very dilapidated, Star of Africa has undertaken a complete transformation of the building to create a spectacular new central lodge of stone and thatch, designed to complement its natural surroundings.
In order to exploit the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, 10 elegant Victorian style lodges are built along the edge of the hillside, each giving guests a private panoramic view. Quality furnishings and discreet service will provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the up-market visitor.All accommodation has:- Air conditioning En-suite toilet, basin, shower & bath Mini bar Mosquito nets
Amenities and services:- Swimming pool Curio shop Laundry Conference facilities
• Full range of game drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4 x 4 vehicles. Each vehicle is driven by a qualified, knowledgeable guide.
• Wildlife to be seen includes Elephant, Lions, Wild Dog, Buffalo, Giraffe and a wide variety of antelope in addition to many other endemic species.
• Night drives using spotlights enable guests to see such nocturnal animals as leopard, night ape and spotted hyena. Game walks conducted by armed professional guides ranging from short excursions to longer overnight trips.
What to bring...
Binoculars, Camera, Good walking shoes, Shirts, shorts and trousers (neutral colors for Rhino Tour), Smart casual dress for dinner, Collared shirts are recommended rather than T shirts, Wide brimmed hat is essential (caps are not recommended as they give very little protection from the sun).
Warm jacket or jersey for the months of May through to August (warm socks and a fleece may be necessary for winter evenings), Flashlight, Toiletries and insect repellents, Sunscreen lotion, Reference book for personal interests.
Accommodation Rates:- From $485 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary.