Location of Camp: South Luangwa National Park
Type of Safari Camp: Luxury Safari Lodge safari camp
Rating (1-5+): 5
Camp Accomodations: 10 Victorian style lodges set along the edge of a hillside, each with a private panoramic view. The main building houses the dining room and lounge. There is also a pool. Each lodge as air conditioning, En-bathroom, Mini bar, Mosquito nets and Hair dryer.
Local Wildlife: Elephant, Lions, Wild Dog, Buffalo, Giraffe and a wide variety of antelope in addition to many other species.
When to Visit: May through October, open year round
Safari Activities at Camp: Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. Night drives using spotlights to see such nocturnal animals as leopard, night ape and spotted hyena. Walks conducted by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.
Sanctuary Chichele Safari Lodge
Formerly a private Presidential retreat, Chichele (pronounce to rhyme with belly) occupies one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire park. Since the original structures, built circa 1960, became very dilapidated, Star of Africa has undertaken a complete transformation of the building to create a spectacular new ‘turn of the century’ safari lodge, designed to complement its natural surroundings.
In order to exploit the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, 10 elegant Victorian style lodges are built along the edge of the hillside, each giving guests a private panoramic view. Quality furnishings and discreet service provide the ultimate safari experience.
Chichele offers a full range of game drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4 x 4 vehicles. Each vehicle is driven by a qualified, knowledgeable guide. Wildlife to be seen includes Elephant, Lions, Wild Dog, Buffalo, Giraffe and a wide variety of antelope in addition to many other endemic species. Night drives using spotlights enable guests to see such nocturnal animals as leopard, night ape and spotted hyena. Game walks are conducted by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.
Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. All meals are table d’hôte with a wide selection of dishes. Meal venues are varied from the luxurious in-door dining room to the scenic verandahs and boma area outside. Port and cigars are served after dinner.