Chichele Presidential Lodge, formerly a presidential hideaway, is built along the edge of a hillside with excellent views over the South Luangwa National Park. This ‘turn of the century’ style lodge is an ideal luxury safari retreat. The primeval forest and lush savannah is home to elephant, lion, wild dog, buffalo, giraffe and a wide variety of antelope, allowing for fantastic game viewing.

You can enjoy two game activities per day; drives in open safari vehicles and guided walks are both offered by the lodge. Between game-viewing activities you can relax next to the pool or on your veranda, looking out over the African bush.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015


  • Built along the edge of a hillside
  • Great views over the South Luangwa
  • Formerly a presidential hideaway
  • Thrilling game drives & guided walks
  • Delectable safari meals
  • Perfect for family safaris

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Between game-viewing activities, relax next to the pool with a refreshing gin and tonic from your mini bar as you look out over the African bush.

Visit the curio shop for quirky souvenirs to take home.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available
    Laundry service


All meals at Chichele Presidential Lodge are table d'hôte, with a wide selection of dishes.

You can enjoy your meals in the luxurious indoor dining room, on the spacious veranda, or in the boma area outside. To round off a good dinner, port and cigars are served.


Chichele Presidential Lodge features ten Victorian style lodges combining historical charm with modern comforts. All the lodges have en suite bathrooms with both a shower and a bath. Each lodge has its own veranda, providing the perfect place to admire the gorgeous view and watch the wildlife that passes by.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outside area


  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Walking safaris
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 06 Jan 2016 - 14 Jun 2016 $390 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $490 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $390 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 $490 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Chichele was fabulous and gave us a great experience of Zambia. One of our favorites.

    Paul Skolnick, July 2013

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"Located on a hilltop within the National Park of South Luangwa this lodge is great for any type of traveller, especially families with their dedicated children's programme. Open all year round it doesn't matter when you visit you will leave feeling like the president"



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