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Built on a dramatic bend of the raging Zambezi River, this ‘tree-fort’ safari lodge is set within the wildlife-rich Mosi-oa-Tunya Park just a dozen kilometres upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls. Built into the canopy of giant ebony and jackalberry trees alongside sweeping phoenix palms, 12 elegant suites are connected by wooden walkways that boast awe-inspiring vistas of the passing river that teems with hippo and bream.

Named after Dr David Livingstone’s faithful assistants, Sussi & Chuma ís a laid-back, child-friendly lodge where you can spend your days fighting tiger fish on a catch-and-release basis, tackling the high-adrenalin sports of the falls like white-water rafting or bungee jumping or perhaps slowing down the pace with a visit to Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, which is home to white rhino, or a cruise or paddle down the river. Safaris on elephant-back are also a fun way to explore this corner of Africa. If the Victoria Falls are running high, put on a rain mac and surround yourself with the incredible mist and bright rainbow formed by the crashing cascade of water.

Each guest chalet is set within a group of mature trees along the riverbank, ensuring views of the Zambezi and the wildlife that depend on it – keep a look out for inquisitive monkeys in the branches or small antelope coming down to drink at sunrise. Relax even further at the fully-equipped spa, which has hydrotherapy facilities and makes use of certified African ingredients like soothing rooibos (red bush tea), marula, African potato and aloe ferox.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Andrew Harper Grand Award - 2010
  •  World Travel Awards - Zambia's Leading Luxury Lodge 2012
  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013

highlights

  • ‘Tree-fort’ accommodation in Mosi-oa-Tunya Park 
  • 4x4 game drives & sunset cruises
  • White-river rafting & bungee jumping
  • Dining overlooking the Zambezi & its resident hippo pods
  • Sample crocodile curry & impala stew
  • Fully-equipped spa
  • Wi-Fi, air conditioning & outdoor showers

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Facilities

Split over two levels, the main lodge comprises an elevated bar, lounge and expansive open-air dining area overlooking the gorgeous Zambezi River and its resident hippo pods. Two bold fire pits on either side of the lodge deck give a dramatic ambiance to this communal area where tales of the bush are often shared among guests. The fully-equipped spa offers pampering massages as well as beauty treatments that include hydrotherapy and signature Africology amenities. Sunset boat cruises gliding down the Zambezi River are a spectacular way to discover wildlife from the water and make a toast to wildest Africa. Sussi & Chuma is the only lodge in the area able to offer walking safaris and an established philanthropy project at Nakatindi Village echoes their commitment to Pack with a Purpose, which encourages visitors to include school and other supplies in their baggage to distribute to local children. 

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Wi-fi available
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    Laundry service

Dining

Meals are prepared by a dedicated team of chefs and enjoyed in the great outdoors whenever possible. Combining local and international flavours, chefs serve up intriguing dishes such as crocodile curry and impala stew. Romantic private dining on the deck of your tree house can be arranged and high tea is available on request. 

Tree House

Elegant tree-forts are built into the canopy of giant ebony trees lining the riverbank of the Zambezi. Decorated in earthy tones with comfortable furnishings, each room is en suite with a shower and bath. A private viewing deck provides superb views of the Zambezi’s white waters and the ideal place to get up close to monkeys in the trees and hear hippos cavorting below. Chalets have air conditioning and outdoor showers too.

Tree House AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Outside area
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    Safe

Activities

  • Birding
  • Day tours
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • River cruises
  • Sunset cruise
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoe trails
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $720 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015 $800 Fully Inclusive
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 14 Jun 2015 $720 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $800 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 $720 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2015 - 05 Jan 2016 $800 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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

  • We had a wonderful time we had at Victoria Falls. Sussi and Chuma was great. The staff were so friendly and they kept us busy the whole day. We had an amazing trip and all worked out great.

    Suzy & Tom Freeman, March 2014
  • Sussi and Chuma was also top notch.

    Heeten Desai, July 2013
  • We LOVE LOVE LOVED Sussi & Chuma. The staff, accommodations, food and excursions were all our favorites of the trip. We highly recommend keeping this on your list of locations you recommend to future clients.

    Katrina Paglia, April 2012
  • We had an absolute ball in your beautiful country and to me the trip highlight was Sussi and Chuma and their wonderful staff, they were just amazing!!

    Greg Wade, February 2012
  • The accommodations were gorgeous and food and service were excellent. Sussi and Chuma was our favorite of the Sanctuary properties.

    Teresa Brusio, December 2011
  • Loved Sussin & Chuma. Again the staff were exceptional. Dinner with a rogue elephant was one highlight.

    Basil Ristevski, November 2011
  • Yes, the trip will be a memorable one! All the plans you created went flawlessly and the accommodations and staff were wonderful.

    Barry Gershenson, September 2011
  • The service at both Sussi and Chuma and Chobe Chilwero was exceptional (food, accommodation, guides etc).

    David Klass, February 2011
  • With regards to the accomodations, all your recommendations were perfect! Our stay at Sussi & Chuma was like staying with family and Rachael, Simon and Junior made sure we were ready for all our activities on time, even so much as to arrange for breakfast at our treehouse so that we would not have to feel rushed by getting up early for the elephant safari. We fell in love with them and the rest of the staff at Sussi & Chuma.

    Barbara Diaz, October 2010
  • Sussi & Chuma simply outstanding and all the people (staff, managers) we met, well, we will just never forget them: so kind, always available, precise and attentive but unobtrusive.

    Cinzia Levati, June 2010

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, this unique and exceptional lodge will charm and captivate you – the perfect introduction to Zambia!"

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We LOVE LOVE LOVED Sussi & Chuma. The staff, accommodations, food and excursions were all our favorites of the trip. We highly recommend keeping this on your list of locations you recommend to future clients.

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