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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Why we like it
- Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is located on the banks of the Zambezi River a short drive from the magnificent Victoria Falls
- Activities included are game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a local village tour, sundowner cruise on the river and a tour of the Victoria Falls
- A treatment room is available to experience spa treatments using products from the Africology line with a range of body therapies, body rituals and facial skin care
- The lodge has 12 tree houses and two spacious two bedroom private houses
- Children six years and older are welcome in the Sussi Tree houses. Children of all ages are welcome at the Chuma Houses
The perfect way to the end of the day take a relaxing sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river, listen to the hippos chortling as your sip your gin and tonic and watch the sunset.
I have never been compelled to write to a company to tell them about my booking experience, but I feel that in this instance I must. I spoke to both Robin Spanner and a representative from another travel company. The next day, Robin sent me a full tailor made itinerary whilst the other rep sent me a link to one of the standard holidays on their website. Needless to say, Robin had already won my custom and confidence.
- GB, London
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body all way back to England from where he died in Zambia. The lodge consists of 12 beautiful tree houses and two spacious two bedroom private houses, both of which take full advantage of their stunning river-bank setting.
Each of the 12 suites have a private viewing deck and boasts en suite facilities with air-conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets and all the little luxuries you would expect from a lodge of this calibre. The two bedroom Chuma houses are perfect for private use, ideal for families or small groups they are privately staffed and each with a private swimming pool.
The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, curio shop, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water's edge. Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, are likely to wander through the grounds at any time. Guests may enjoy a wide variety of activities - early morning river cruises, afternoon game drives, a tour of the Victoria Falls or perhaps a visit to a local village are certain to enthral.
Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) via Johannesburg
12 hours 15 minutes
GMT +2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - June, when the water levels are at their greatest
The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain rainfall and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.
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