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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
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m0h19 Lusaka, Zambia
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Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing! From the airport transfer, to the welcome at the Lodge, to our stay everyone was absolutely amazing! Wow! The service offered my Chichele is definitely one of a kind, I've travelled around the world, I can truly say Chichele offered us one of thee best services I have ever come across. All staff were extremely friendly. A special mention... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very hospitable and helpful staff. A lovely sense of African living, a gracious, spacious building traditionally furnished. Bedrooms very spacious and comfortable, but I feel the bathrooms need a little updating. They seemed somewhat tired to me. Lovely food, served on the veranda or lawn, depending on the weather. We were fortunate to have our... More 

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

Dear Guest, 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 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I’ve been on a few safari’s in Zambia but none like the experience I had at Chichele. From the rooms, to the staff, to the animals, to the air – this place should definitely be on your list of places to visit. The staff were so so friendly and helpful and were there to guide you through everything – including... More 

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

Dear Nitalini 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 

Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

30yrs down I finally made it to South Luangwa National Park. Born in Zambia but relocating to Asia, I always dreamed of going to Luangwa. I went to tree tops in Kafue while in school but that was a lifetime ago. We booked at Chichele Presidential lodge because of its history of being built for Keneth Kaunda which guaranteed us... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments and recommendations. 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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
89 hotel reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Greater London
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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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