Sanctuary Lodges & Camps—founded by Abercrombie & Kent as environmentally sustainable lodgings—has expanded into Zambia with five new properties:
Sussi & Chuma is built among huge ebony trees, just upstream from Victoria Falls in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. The 10 luxury tree houses have private views of the Zambezi River. Chuma House is an exclusive two-bedroom villa located near the lodge.
Lechwe Plains Tented Camp in the Lochinvar National Park, north of Lusaka, is a photographer’s paradise. Located on the Chunga Lagoon, this World Heritage Wetland offers incredible birdlife and tens of thousands of Kafue Lechwe (antelope), an aquatic antelope of exceptional grace.
Kulefu Tented Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park is on the wildest stretch of the Zambezi. Eight spacious tents are set on platforms at the river’s edge.
Puku Ridge Tented Camp in the South Luangwa National Park is a real wilderness experience under canvas with exciting wildlife opportunities. This superb property is located on a ridge overlooking game rich floodplains.
Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built by President Kaunda and refurbished as an early colonial “Gentleman’s Lodge”. The hilltop setting in South Luangwa National Park overlooks plains teeming with wildlife.
“Though relatively unknown outside Africa, Zambia offers a diverse range of environments with prolific wildlife,” said Abercrombie & Kent Group Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent. “Walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley; if you have only seen animals from inside a vehicle, you will find walking with big game a thrilling experience. Night drives are also a specialty and the best means of seeing some of the more elusive nocturnal species, including leopard.”
The company also operates Olonana in Kenya’s Masai Mara; Swala in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and Kusini in the Serengeti; Gorilla Forest Camp in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; and four properties in Botswana (Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, and Sanctuary Baines’ Camp).