Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short drive from Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Chuma Houses are two exclusive-use safari villas, ideal for families and small groups. Complete with private chefs and house staff, a stay at one of the spacious Chuma houses offers a luxurious escape in these untamed surroundings.

Take advantage of your location by engaging in activities such as early morning and sunset cruises on the Zambezi, as well as fishing excursions. A cultural tour to Semonga Village is also included. Your guide is eager to share his knowledge while on safaris in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where you can expect to see a range of wildlife including white rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. The highlight of your stay at Chuma House might be a tour of Victoria Falls and a visit to Livingstone, where the adventurous thrive on activities like bungee jumping, quad biking, and horse-back riding.


  • Superb location on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Personalised to your needs
  • Perfect for families with young children
  • Personal chef & house staff
  • Private walking safaris in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

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A wide choice of included activities adds to the attraction of this secluded retreat, including fishing, boat cruises, visits to Victoria Falls, excursions to the rainforest, and cultural trips.

When you're not experiencing the many exciting activities at Victoria Falls, relax alongside the main lodge’s swimming pool or on the raised bar-lounge deck area where you can take in the superb view.

There is also a Safari Spa, for those essential pampering sessions.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry Service
    Wi-fi available


At Sanctuary Chuma Houses, your own personal chef will cater to your every culinary need. Meals will be served in the dining area, or outside under the stars.

Room Description

Sanctuary Chuma House consists of two villas, each complete with two en suite bedrooms and spectacular river views. One double room features a bath and outdoor shower and the second bedroom offers a twin room with a bath and in-door shower.

The houses also have a spacious lounge, dining area and kitchenette. Outside, you'll find a barbeque area, deck and private plunge pool.


  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Helicopter flights
  • Historical tours
  • Horse riding
  • Specialist guides
  • Canoeing
  • Local village visits
  • Sunset cruises
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Elephant interactive experience

Traveller Reviews

  • The staff were exceptional. Dinner with a rogue elephant was one highlight.

    Basil Ristevski, November 2011
  • We were pleasantly surpised by the Sussi and Chma Lodge and by Zambia, in general. We went there to see the falls and got to see so much more. The excursions provided by Sussi and Chuma were first rate and they usually provided private tours for my husband and I. In Zambia, we saw hippos, rhinos,elephants, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, impala, kudu, monkeys, baboons and more. The hospitality and food at Sussi and Chuma were EXCEPTIONAL!!

    Robin Lacour, August 2011
  • Geoff sort of got two actually because Simon the manager of Sussi & Chuma knew it was a birthday treat and he gave Geoff a cake the evening before, which was a lovely surprise and gave us both presents of fleece jackets which we wore for the rest of the trip. Our pick up was patiently waiting and our greeting at Sussi and Chuma swept it all away.

    Lindsey Tester, June 2011
  • The highlights were the people at Sussi Chuma were really lovely and I must admit when we first arrived both Bill and I (without saying anything to each other) thought "what on earth are we doing here" with the rustic rooms and the holes on the floor etc but in no time at all the people had won us over. Arnold and Obby even took us fishing on the last day and they all sang me happy birthday which was sooooooo special. So we left there with great memories and a lot to live up to.

    Elise Warring, December 2010

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"Relaxing to the sound of the rushing Zambezi River while celebrating my husbands 30th birthday was so special. This amazing villa has given me so many memories!"

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The staff were exceptional. Dinner with a rogue elephant was one highlight.

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