Sussi & Chuma is named after explorer David Livingstone’s two faithful companions who carried his body back to England from where he died in Zambia. The lodge is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which in addition to the Victoria Falls mighty roar – one of the most dramatic falls in the world – also boasts a wide variety of wildlife. The main lodge is built on two levels, perched in giant ebony trees. Guests can relax in the swimming pool or at the treatment room, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar. There are 12 air-conditioned tree houses, connected by wooden walkways; each tree house enjoys superb views over the Zambezi river and features shower, bathtub and private toilet. In addition, there are two private houses, each with two bedrooms, dining areas and decks with plunge pools, and their own chefs and house staff.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks during activities and dinners are all included. Continental or English Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. A selection of biscuits with coffee and tea will be served out in the bush during excursions. Lunch, 3 course meal with 2 choices, one being a vegetarian, will be enjoyed back at the lodge. Afternoon game drives include classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at specially selected spots on the way back. Dinner, 3 course meal with 2 to 3 choices, one being a vegetarian, can be also arranged on room deck or by the pool upon request.
Guests staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have a range of spa treatments - including massages, facials and manicures - while enjoying spectacular views over the Zambezi River.
A Zambezi River sunset cruise is a great once in a lifetime experience. The guide will take a specially designed boat through a series of grade 2 rapids before finding a spot to beach for a break and a sunset cocktail.
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 across the park where elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra live in large numbers. The best way to understand African wildlife, the bush and ecosystem as a whole is being on foot on a walking safari. Guests will be accompanied by an armed National Parks ranger and a safari guide for two hours walk. Morning walks will depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee and snacks. The afternoon walk will commence at 16:00 and finish at a special sundowner spot with drinks and canapés.
Nakatindi village is located 5 km from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma and comprises of around 6,000 people who live in simple mud and brick houses. Village scouts and guides will show guests around the village and the Nakatindi Community School, which is responsible for the education of its 744 children where at least 50% of them are orphaned or considered vulnerable.