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Chichele Lodge

zambia - luangwa National park


Chichele Lodge

Formerly a private Presidential retreat, Chichele (pronounce to rhyme with belly) occupies one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire park. Since the original structures, built circa 1960, became very dilapidated, Star of Africa has undertaken a complete transformation of the building to create a spectacular new 'turn of the century' safari lodge, designed to complement its natural surroundings.

In order to exploit the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, 10 elegant Victorian style lodges are built along the edge of the hillside, each giving guests a private panoramic view. Quality furnishings and discreet service provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the upmarket visitor.

Chichele Lodge, Luangwa, Zambia

Chichele Lodge Location

Chichele is situated on a magnificent hilltop in the South Luangwa National Park overlooking the Luangwa River.

Chichele Lodge Activities

Fly-In Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking/Hiking Conference Facilities Photography Birding Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $350 - $600

Chichele Lodge Attractions

Originally built in the early 70's as a relaxing hideaway for a twentieth century President, this lodge has recently undergone an extensive rebuild and has emerged from its inward looking shell to embrace the more carefree and gracious era of a nineteenth century predecessor.

Chichele Lodge Facilities

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 bathtup would have been a charming surprise for those early colonial visitors but a must for those of us who travel today. The main hall and dining room bring a high level of sophistication to the Lodge. A grand piano and antique gramophone grace the room along with carefully collected furniture and eclectic bric a brac. Zebra skin rugs, exotically carved lamps and touches of leather remind the visitor that Africa is at hand. Outside immaculately manicured lawns dotted with umbrellas surround the formal pool and occasional fountains. Whilst deep shady verandas provide a welcome retreat during the heat of the day.

Chichele Lodge Additional Information

All units have:- toilet, basin, shower/bath, mini bar, mosquito nets, air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities. Services include:- Swimming pool, urio shop, Laundry, Conference facilities, Airport transfers Activities include:- Full range of game drives in the Luangwa National Park using open 4x4 vehicles driven by knowledgeable guides, Night drives using spotlights to enable guests to see nocturnal animals such as leopard, night ape and spotted hyena*Game walks conducted by armed professional guides ranging from short excursions to longer trips.

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