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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

This historic property, once the personal retreat of President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, has a magnificent hilltop location in Zambia’s South Luangwa.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge's quality furnishings and discreet service provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the discerning traveller.

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Historic hilltop lodge

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built in the 1970s for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president. This historic property has recently been carefully restored to maintain the original colonial style. A majestic arched entrance leads you into a huge colonial-style lounge and outside the grand dining room, a long veranda stretches with views down the valley to the Luangwa River. The main area features a comfortable lounge, intimate fireplace and bar area.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge Suites

Elegant Suites

In keeping with the grand colonial style of the lodge, the suites are decorated in the same understated elegance of years gone by. In the ten Victorian-style rooms, the large french windows offer a light, airy feel to the suites and open onto private terraces overlooking the valley - the ideal vantage point to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Air-conditioning, plush furnishings, a four-poster bed, and a luxurious bathroom can make you forget you're in the bush. The lodge also features an interconnecting room - perfect for families.