Chichele Lodge


  • Chichele Lodge


  • Chichele Presidential Lodge swimming pool


  • Chichele Lodge suite


  • The view from Chichele Lodge


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  • Luxury suites with private terraces
  • Once the personal retreat of President Kenneth Kaunda 
  • Game drives and guided walks 
  • Families welcome - children's activities 
  • Open all year round 

Chichele Presidential Lodge enjoys a stunning elevated location on Chichele Hill in the South Luangwa National Park.

The recently renovated lodge was originally built for ex-President Kenneth Kaunda as a luxury retreat and offers accommodation in individual suites. Ten air- conditioned spacious suites are stylishly furnished and all have ensuite bathrooms. Each suite has a private terrace where guests can enjoy views across the river and extensive floodplain.

The Chichele food and beverage team have raised Zambia''s safari cuisine and service standards. Memorable meals are part of the experience and can be enjoyed from the shaded verandah or taken al fresco, under the Africa star-canopy. The lodge has a cool, wrap-around verandah where guests can escape from the heat of the day and its well-maintained grounds include a swimming pool with relaxation area.

The original walking safari was pioneered by early conservationists in the South Luangwa National Park. Well-known for the variety of its game including large herds of elephant, buffalo, antelope, lion, leopard and wild dog the lodge offers day and night game drives and also guided walking safaris. Children of all ages are welcome here.

Chichele Presidentail Lodge is now owned by Chchele Safaris and is under refurbishment, due to re-open in late 2020.

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Chichele Lodge

Chichele Lodge

A former presidential retreat on a hill in South Luangwa with luxurious lodge style accommodation.

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