Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi. The main lodge includes twelve tree houses connected by stilted wooden walkways. There are also two luxurious houses available, ideal for family groups. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after explorer David Livingstone’s two faithful companions who carried his body all way back to England from where he died in Zambia. The lodge itself is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which in addition to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls, also boasts a wide variety of game as well as countless opportunities for adventure.
The main lodge is built on two levels, perched in giant ebony trees overlooking the Zambezi. Guests can relax in the swimming pool or the treatment room, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar. In terms of accommodation there are twelve air-conditioned tree houses, connected by wooden walkways. Each tree house enjoys superb views over the river and is an open plan room with shower, bathtub, vanity area and private toilet. In addition, there are two private houses available, each with two bedrooms, their own dining areas and decks with plunge pools, and their own chefs and house staff.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma – game drives Game Drives Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4 x 4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders. The park has elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. It even has white rhino – the only place in Zambia where they can be seen. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the park.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma – Tour of Victoria Falls Tour of the Victoria Falls Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders”, the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. The river is bordered by ebony groves and mopane forest. Well-known for its bird life, with many fish eating raptors attracted to the rich pickings in the river.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma- Simonga Village Tour Simonga Village Tour Simonga Village lies to the West of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the outskirts of Livingstone Town, close the famed Victoria Falls in Zambia. Village tours are included in the cost of staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. This fishing village filled with children playing and people getting on with their regular day to day lives comprises of around 3,000 people who live in simple mud and brick houses. To the edge of the village sits the Simonga Basic School which is responsible for the education of its 465 students, with a teaching staff of 14. Besides the basics of reading, writing and mathematics, other subjects such as art and music are also included in the curriculum. Since the school also understands the importance of teaching the future generations the importance of farming and taking care of their families the school has a number of chickens, goats and a vegetable garden which is tended by the children. This ensures they have the fundamental skills to be able to assist in feeding their families in the future where for the most part families in such communities still rely heavily on subsistence farming.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma – Sundowner cruise Sundowner Cruise A Zambezi River cruise is a great way to spend a few hours before drifting back to the lodge, a warm shower and delicious dinner. Sanctuary’s boats are specially designed and the guide will take the boat through a series of grade 2 rapids, guaranteed to get exciting, and a little wet before eventually finding a spot to beach for a break or a sunset cocktail! The combination of Zambezi spray on your face and delicious white wine on the tongue, makes for a memorable afternoon sunset cruise. Sipping on a cocktail while watching the sunset over the majestic Zambezi River is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
From US $ 350.00 per personsharing per night, incl. of all meals and game drives.
No children under 9 are allowed at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma main lodge, children of all ages accepted at Chuma houses. Children under age of 12, sharing with a full paying adult in the main lodge, will pay 50% of the adult rate. Please note there is no rate reduction of children at Chuma houses.
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