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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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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lusaka Province, Zambia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we just got back fro chichele today with my husband and it was an amazing experience love the enviroment very good for family and the stuff are just lovely,we got to see so many animals,mostly it was relaxing.the view from the lodge is breath taking cant wait to go back soon

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

Dear Lisha, Thank you so much for your kind comments about the staff and the camp. We are so pleased you had a great time and hope to welcome you back one day soon. In the meantime, it would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook,... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend 4 nights at Chichele as a family of six: 3 children aged 11 - 17, parents and a grandmother. We could not recommend Chichele Presidential Lodge highly enough. My husband is a BA pilot and stays in top hotels world over but felt that the care and attention to detail at Chichele was the best he had ever... More 

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

Dear Su, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We're very pleased to hear that your husband regards us as one of his top experiences and we also appreciate all of your lovely comments about the camp and team. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can... More 

Arnside, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is situated on a hill in the south luangwa park overlooking valleys from both front and rear aspect. Here you will see all kinds of wildlife ,some even come to the lodge to have a look at you. The rooms are very spacious and kept very clean,our housekeeper was peter who looked after all the requirements of the... More 

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

Dear John, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Chichele Presidential Lodge. Thank you for your kind comments about the camp and the staff, it's much appreciated! Our team 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... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Chichele, the staff were all marvellous,we were well looked after,food/chalets and not forgetting the game drives were excellent, Ernest was superb, the Lodge was set in a heavenly place.

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

Dear Judith, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Chichele 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 the latest news... More 

Pewsey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot praise the staff at enough. They were friendly, courteous and efficient. It was like staying I in the home of a friend. Our driver guide Ernest found all the animals and we felt very safe with him whatever happened. My luggage went astray but Kilian moved heaven and earth to retrieve it. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

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

Dear Jackie, Thank you so much for your kind comments about the staff and the camp. We are thrilled you had a great time and hope to welcome you back one day soon. In the meantime, it would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just... More 

Yokohama, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read reviews about places to stay in the park, I chose this one because of the location. I read that the area around the park gates and river becomes very busy with safari vehicles. The location of Chichele is suburb with views for miles in every direction, amazing sunrises and sunsets, because it is on top of a hill.... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Chichele. Thank you for the very kind feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. Our team 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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on a hill with marvellous views in the wonderful ,unspoilt,South Luangwe National Park,the Chichele Lodge's standards of hospitality are surely unrivalled.Although somewhat dated in decor the spacious air conditioned rooms are extremely comfortable and well equipped . Everything works . Mozzies are kept at bay by using the spray provided before going out.Unlike deet this spray even smells ok.The... More 

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

Dear Eleanor, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay and safari. Our team loved hosting you and are eager 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,... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the moment of arrival the staff were extremely friendly, greeting us with a welcome talk and drink. They showed us to our rooms which were beyond excellent, with an incredible view of the park, the hot water was superb and we could not have asked for anything more. We loved how the animals were able to roam free around... More 

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

Dear Olivia, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Chichele and thank you for your lovely comments. We'll be sure to pass your complements on to Nicolas and the rest of the team! Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We immediately felt welcomed after a very long journey with a late arrival. The lodge has menus for both lunch and dinner with a choice of three things for starters, mains and desserts. The dinners were set up at different spots, to give you a lovely surprice every evening and we also had a bush lunch set for one day.... More 

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

Dear Bente, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay! Our team loved hosting you and are eager 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... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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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 

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