Chichele Presidential Lodge - 7 Days

Chichele Presidential Lodge is located on top of a hill and affords magnificent views overlooking the plains with teeming wildlife.The Lodge is in South Luangwa National Park in the east of Zambia.

The Lodge has 10 elegant Victorian style lodges, each air-conditioned and with its own private terrace from which to view the game strewn river valley and flood plain below. Four-poster beds with crisp period linen, needlepoint cushions and a comforter for those rare cool evenings, set an ambience of elegance. A sumptuous bathroom with twin basins and ball & claw bathtub would have been a charming surprise for those early colonial visitors but a must for those of us who travel today.

All accommodation has air conditioning, en-suite toilet, basin, shower & bath, mini bar, mosquito nets over all the beds, and hair dryer.

Perched on top of a hill in the renowned South Luangwa National Park, the Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was built as a presidential retreat for former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda in the 1970s. This historic lodge is set amongst lush forest and rewards guests with magnificent panoramic views of the Luangwa Valley. Outside of the dining room, a long verandah provides a wonderful setting for dinners when the weather allows. And when not, roaring fires welcome guests inside, taking the chill out of the cool air.


The original colonial style of the lodge is preserved in its furnishings. This is evident in the ten luxurious suites, each with it’s own four-poster bed. Guests are further treated to air-conditioning, a full en-suite bathroom and any other comfort that they could want. In each suite, French doors open up onto private balconies that allow guests to make the most of the exquisite views of the African Bush.

The lodge welcomes families, including children of all ages.

Day 1
Activities at Chichele Presidential Lodge:

Swimming pool

– Curio shop

– Laundry

– Conference facilities

– game drives

– game walks

– night drives Facilities

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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Chichele Presidential Lodge