Chichele Presidential Lodge holds the South Luangwa’s prime vantage point, with 360 degree views, and is in a prime wildlife location with rivers, streams, floodplains and forests at its feet.

This historic property has been completely rebuilt and reimagined; Chichele Presidential Safari Lodge will be unlike any safari lodge ever seen before in Zambia, bringing new standards of comfort and hospitality to the South Luangwa National Park’s most spectacular location. Perched on a large hilltop and deep in the wilderness, overlooking wildlife-rich floodplains and the hills of the distant Great Rift Valley, there is no better place to begin or end your perfect South Luangwa safari.

Chichele Presidential Lodge should be ready to welcome you late 2022.

No expense is being spared in crafting a safari lodge and experience that will attract a new type of guest to Zambia, a country deservedly renowned for its excellent, rustic bush camps but soon to also be known for some of the highest standards of hospitality in the region.

Chichele Presidential, like its sister camp Puku Ridge, is a collaboration between the Cumings Family of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro, and Chichele Safaris which purchased the concessions for both from Sanctuary Retreats/A&K in 2018. This beautiful property offers incredible hospitality, soft adventure AND a serious safari pedigree.

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Chichele Presidential benefits from the attention to detail, personalised service, guiding and conservation ethos (carbon neutral) which the Cumings Family’s Lower Zambezi safari camps have become renowned for.

The feature rich Chichele Presidential blends in and connects with the landscape, and features the most incredible views in Zambia. Enhanced by tall arches, expansive decks with private plunge pool, outdoor dining, outdoor shower and, because of its supply of clean hydroelectric power, air-conditioning and wifi, a massive bed swathed in sumptuous linen, a huge bath, his and hers washbasins, the lodge is also decorated to world class standards.

Chichele Presidential’s decor celebrates its historic ties with Zambia’s Presidents whilst the colour scheme gets its inspiration from its name, which means “salt” in the local Chewa language, and pepper.

Add a world class spa, yoga deck, gym and an infinity lap pool with a deck with a view to heaven and beyond, what’s not to love?


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