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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

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South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
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Lusaka, Zambia
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164 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lodge, clean and spacious rooms, and super friendly and efficient service. Not a combination you usually find in Zambia! Amazing game encounters and an exceptional staff that went out of their way to make our holiday special.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties one day, but until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Chichele Presidential Lodge - Zambia The memories of this, my first Saga holiday, will stay with me forever. The light aircraft flight into Mfuwe International airport was great, if a little cramped! Our party of eight was met by John and Ernest, our guides and drivers for our 7 day stay in South Luangwa National Park. Everyone at the lodge,... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted you enjoyed your Saga holiday at Chichele Presidential Lodge and are thrilled you achieved your goal of photographing leopards! Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on... More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

What a wonderful stay here! We were so well looked after by Killian and his staff and nothing was too much trouble! Our rooms were very comfortable with air-con for the 42o temps. The food was superb, with so much choice. We had efficient free laundry service. To top it all we had 2 game drives each day with our... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, it sounds as though you had a great stay! We're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and loved hosting you. We hope to welcome you back one day but until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on... More 

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is the second time this year we have stayed at a Sanctuary retreat. although we didnt feel the standard of accommodation was as good here as it was at Cheobe in Botswana the actual safaris were much much better. The service, food and amenities were great apart from the wifi only working in the main lodge and not in... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest We were pleased to welcome you again at Sanctuary Retreats in Africa. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all you lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of... More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Although we have been on safari before, this was the best of all. Killian and his staff made our stay very enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. The guides John and Ernest were first class. The restaurant staff were very attentive and the meals served each day were wonderful. A first class holiday.

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Thank Pam2955
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all you lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to date with... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The AC was most welcomed when we were having mid 30s Celsius. The staff was amazing and super friendly. Also appreciated having a proper wall between us and the animals when you hear animals being hunted by the ones higher in the food chain in the middle of the night. Seeing 4 leopards on the same day was amazing and... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all you lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to date with... More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had a wonderful 7 days here on safari. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and plenty of it. The game drives with John were spectacular. We have been on 4 or 5 safaris and this visit was THE BEST. Peter did our laundry each day and returned it beautifully ironed and folded all ready... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all you lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to date with... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at this lodge was absolutely amazing. We were thoroughly spoilt by Killian's(manager) team who saw to our every need. Our safari guide, John, was a mine of information and great fun to be with. Every time we said we wanted to see some particular animal he managed to pull it out of the hat including on our last... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephen and Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all you lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Fabulous accommodation in an absolutely wonderful location!! All the staff are lovely and looked after me so very well, even doing my laundry and returning it, within hours, as a beautifully presented package, wrapped and tied with a bow!! The lodge is located in the heart of the beautiful South Luangwa National Park, offering the most fantastic wildlife sightings imaginable!... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’.... More 

Saxmundham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Have just returned from 7 wonderful days here, all staff warm, caring and oh so friendly, I can't really have favourites but and Issac and geoffrey our waiters and dear Joseph who walked me back to my room each night, this is because I saw more of these three than the others. Food was lovely, as a veggie was a... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We've passed your wonderful comments onto the team. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We... More 

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