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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
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Lusaka, Zambia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When people speak of the warmth that Zambians show to visitors, this is probably what they have in mind. Smiles all over from Malemia and Killian's team. Everyone from the managers to the cleaning lady were genuinely happy to have us, keep us happy while there, and genuinely wishing us to come back when we were leaving. The rooms were... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our safari holiday in Zambia we stayed for three nights with our kids in this great lodge. Very elegant and beautiful setting on a hill overlooking the Luangwa Valley and River. Spacious rooms and nice bathroom. Room terrace with beautiful view. The lounge area (with bar) is very nice with a lot of character. Beautiful pool in the garden.... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marijn. Thank you for sharing your experience of Chichele Preseidential Lodge on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments. John and the rest of the team hope to welcome you and you family back one day soon.. In the meantime you can keep up to date... More

Lusaka, Zambia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the first step to the last felt pampered.Got to see everything in 2 days, starting from leopard to wild dogs.Three cheers for Killian,Misili, Roy, John, Batwell, Moses and everyone else. Will be coming back soon. Chatterjees.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chatterjees, Awesome review, thank you so much!! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, it was indeed a pleasure hosting you!. Killian,Misili, Roy, John, Batwell, Moses and the rest of the team cannot wait to welcome you back. In the meantime you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and Chichele... More

Boerne, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Killian and his staff are providing a five star service to all their guests. The lodge is above and beyond all other facilities in south luangwa. From fine dinning to room accommodations, you are treated very well. The safari guides in particular Nicholas showed us everything south luangwa has to offer. Leopards, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, name it and he... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review!! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for the lovely review Killian and Nicholas were especially pleased. We hope to welcome you back one day soon.. In the meantime you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Retreat is set in an absolutely stunning location overlooking the South Luangwa Valley. Our room was spacious with a fab terrace where we could sit in the sun and relax watching the wildlife and looking at the scenery. The bathroom had twin sinks, a shower and a separate freestanding bath. Our room had air conditioning, a hairdyer... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We shared your kind comments with the rest of the team and they were delighted that your enjoyed your time with us, Ernest was especially pleased to hear that you appreciated his efforts. Thank you for the recommendation, much appreciated. We would love you... More

Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been to Africa many times...but this was our first trip to Zambia....and what a trip it was....staying at the Chichele Presidental Lodge on a hill overlooking the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park...built in 1972 for Presidnt Kaunda and his late wife Mama Betty. The one word "Incredible" says it all. Fantastic knowledgable and caring staff,... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jack, Thank you for this incredible review, we loved all your comments!! First time to Zambia you just have to come back again, we hope that day is soon... Thank you once again and please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and Chichele Presidential Lodge by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary... More

San Dimas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The service was fantastic. Ernest our guide and game tracker was phenomenal. Loved every minute. Great meals. The rooms were well equipped with netting and comfortable beds. Overall, staff was exceptional, warm and friendly.

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Terry, What a lovely review thank you, much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we shared your comments with the rest of the team, they loved your feedback - especially Ernest! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we do hope to welcome you back again soon... Would be great if you... More

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Quite a heavily built hotel style safari lodge. It's my least favorite of the three camps in South Luangwa but that is down to personal preference and not the quality of the accommodation and service. In fact, the service was top class and room was extremely comfortable. Our guide deserves a special mention as well. The view from the dining/bar... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your kind comment regarding the service, rooms and guiding, we shared you feedback with the team and they were very pleased with your comments. We appreciate any kind of feedback and have highlighted your comments about the food with management and our chefs, this will be looked... More

Earth
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After touring the central and northern parts of the park for several weeks, we were quite happy to find ourselves at this lovely property for a respite from the more rustic camps. It was so hot that the air conditioned rooms with real walls, bathrooms and terraces were most welcome! We were there during the passing of the baton from... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We love, love, love this review thank you so much! We are pleased that you had such an amazing experience and glad that you met Donovan and Suku before they left for Maun. Thank you once again for the lovely review and we do hope you welcome you back one day soon. Until then would love for you... More

Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a place that really knows how to make you feel like you're in the lap of luxury. We stayed three nights. There was a teeny hitch with our pick-up at the airport, which we were able to sort out just fine and probably delayed our arrival by all of 20 minutes, and they gave us a free chilled... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review, much appreciated. We are sorry to hear about the mishap with your transfer however happy that is was sorted out in good time and did not taint the rest of your experience with us. Glad your kids enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt, our staff really enjoyed spending time with them. We do... More

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Address: South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge 4*
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