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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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Maun, Botswana
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My stay here was really exceptional! The service, meals and guiding was truly top notch! The staff are some of the best I have encountered on my many lodge stays and they really went above and beyond to offer us a special stay. Although situated in one of the prime game viewing areas in South Luangwa I do hesitate to... More 

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

Dear Jo, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge. Thank you for the very comprehensive 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... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend the walking safari (a kudu jumped over us!) and the food is amazing. Take advantage if it is empty/less full to have a private fireside dinner. The full bath and four poster bed were gorgeous and the staff were amazing. We even saw a leopard lazing on the drive to the hotel.

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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 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 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of food, service, accommodation and guides make this a wonderful place to stay. The only downside was my weight gain from the quantity of food which I could not resist. The wildlife sightings were excitingly frequent and for me the leopards were a real treat but following the pack of painted dogs at full pelt and parking the... 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 Chichele. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties. 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 on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you... More 

Taunton
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have just spent a week at Chichele.We have had the good fortune to go on safari several times before,none of those experiences come close to the fabulous time we had at Chichele Lodge.The staff were wonderful,polite,helpful,attentive,professional and efficient.The location was ideal,well worth the long journey necessary to reach your destination.The accommodation was perfect ,cool,clean,comfortable and convenient... More 

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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 and for all the lovely comments. We're honoured to hear we were able to contribute to your best safari experience! 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... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a week at Chichele, and wished it had been longer. We have been on other safari holidays in Africa, but this beats them all. We couldn't fault anything, everything was just perfect. The lodge was spacious and comfortable. Our room was on the corner, so dual aspect and views. Peter, who looked after our room, was unobtrusive and... More 

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

Dear Rosie, Thank you so much for you lovely review - we will pass your compliments onto our team, who really loved hosting you. We would be happy to welcome you back to the lodge again any time (perhaps for a longer stay this time!) Until then it would be great if you can keep up to date with the... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been on a number of visits to Africa on Safari but this was by far the best in every way. The staff at this beautiful lodge were brilliant! The chefs Roy and Lloyd's food was outstanding! The management team could not do enough for us to make our stay so special. Our guide John K is a legend!... More 

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

Dear Joyce, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for your very kind review! We really enjoyed hosting you 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 

Lusaka Province, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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 

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