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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge is another excellent lodge in South Luangwa. Well located on the top of one of the highest hills in South Luangwa, this lodge is charming, well run and friendly. Luxurious 'tented' rooms and exceptional staff. The safari guides are knowledgable and the entire experience was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your kind comments, especially your recommendation, much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It would impossible to overstate how outstanding Chichele Lodge is an how well cared for we felt by the staff and guides. The facilities are beautiful, food and service were excellent, and the location is superior to any in the park. On all of our drives we encountered enormous numbers of wildlife (mid-Sept) and usually only a few other vehicles,... More 

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

Dear Abby, What an amazing review, thank you! We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your experience at Chichele Presidential Lodge. Malemia, Killian and the rest of the team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back hopefully soon. Please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

spent a week here 19/10/14-26/10 14. the setting is beautiful,the rooms excellent and the staff excellent nothing too much trouble.I have been to several game parks before but saw more variety here.Would love to go again

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

Dear Pauline, What a lovey review - thank you much appreciated. We loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to Chichele Lodge on 12th October. The location is stunning, the lodges well furnished, roomy and very well cared for. The staff here are wonderful, making us feel totally at home and well cared for. The food was very good with plenty of choice. The laundry service was excellent showing a pride in their work. John, our driver... More 

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

Dear Irene and Tim, Thank you for this incredible review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments - especially about our staff. We hope to wlecome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking... More 

Langport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from spending a week at Chichele Lodge, and our experience has left an indelible impression of the friendliness and professionalism displayed by the hardworking team which gel together to strive to make any stay at this beautiful lodge a 'never to be forgotten' pleasant and very enjoyable experience. From the time that you... More 

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

Dear Alan, WOW what a fantastic review, thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all your lovely comments - the staff loved your feedback. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have just returned from Chichele and wanted to add my praise and appreciation for my stay there. The location is wonderful, the rooms had everything I wanted and were very spacious, the food was very good and the service was of a standard I have never before experienced. Not only were they attentive and efficient, but courteous and friendly too.... More 

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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 delighted you had such a memorable stay with us. Our team loved hosting you and 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’. We are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Chichele is a beautiful colonial style lodge with excellent service and food and best of all excellent guides. We went at the end of the dry season, early October, when vegetation was thinned out and most rivers were dry. It was hot, in the 90s, but our rooms had a/c so we could cool off in the hottest part of... More 

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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 thank you for your wonderful feedback. 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 are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

By far the best safari lodge in South Luangwa. The staff were the best! And the rooms and views were stunning. Everything about Chicele was perfect and made my first safari experience so amazing. Our guide was Elijah- and his knowledge of all the wildlife was impeccable. We saw every animal in the park up very close- lion, leopard, hippo,... More 

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

Dear Tess, Thank you so much for this great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all the lovely comments. We shared your review with the team and they were very happy with your feedback. We’re glad to hear you will definitely be back! Until then, please keep... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this awesome review, much appreciated. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at Chichele Presidential Lodge and thank you for all your lovely comments, Nicholas was especially pleased with your feedback. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 10
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