Originally constructed for Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda, in the 1970’s, Chichele Presidential Lodge retains the colonial style while offering the utmost luxury experience.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of ten Victorian-style suites. Each elegantly decorated suite features large French windows, air-conditioning, plush furnishings, a small siting area with cozy armchairs, and a comfortable four-poster bed dressed in white linens. The en suite bathrooms come with both a bath and a shower. The suites open up onto a private terrace overlooking the valley and providing the ideal spot to relax and take in the beauties of nature with a cup of coffee.
The lodge enjoys a magnificent hilltop location in the South Luangwa National Park. The Park is a world-famous wildlife haven, centered around the Luangwa River. Its historic virility stems from its topography. The Muchinga Escarpment forms the park’s western and northwestern boundaries, sloping steeply down to the river from the west side. The river valley, continued to the west by the Lunsemfwa River valley, forms a natural barrier, and to this day there are no man-made roads spanning the valley. The Park enjoys a dense animal population including Impalas, pukus, waterbucks, giraffes, and buffaloes grazing on the plains. A high number of leopards stalk the dense woodlands, while herds of elephant wade through the marshes and hippos play in the Luangwa River. There are about 400 bird species recorded in the Park.