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sanctuary sussi chuma

Named after David Livingstone’s faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body back to England from where he died in Zambia, the property comprises 12 tree houses and two generous two-bedroom private houses which sit on the riverbank.

Built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees on stilts, the treehouses are connected by wooden walkways and blend seamlessly into the natural environment. With ensuites, air conditioning, a personal bar and a private viewing deck overlooking the Zambezi River, you’ll have everything you need up here in the trees. For those travelling as a family, the two Chuma Houses offer more space with two ensuite bedrooms, a private lounge and dining area as well as a plunge pool, private chef and house staff.

The main lodge is split over two levels, with inside/outside living naturally a theme here: enjoy cocktails in the open-sided bar as the sun sets, or while away an afternoon beside the river-fronted swimming pool.

Looking for a little more relaxation? Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma has a range of spa treatments for guests to enjoy. From massages and facials to manicures, unwind while enjoying spectacular views over the Zambezi River.

But as fantastic as the spa is, it’s not why guests come to the lodge. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park may be one of Zambia’s smallest, but it’s full of game viewing (including Zambia’s only white rhino). There aren’t many predators here so the wildlife are more relaxed, and the ‘locals’ (read: hippopotamus and elephant) are likely to wander through the property’s grounds at any time.