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
• 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
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