Sussi & Chuma
Location: On a bed on the Zambezi river, Livingstone Victoria Falls
Best time to visit:March on wards talk to me about the seasonality of the Falls
Sussi & Chuma details:
All meals and drinks (excluding premium brands)
Emergency medical evacuation
The following activities: tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives in the National Park, sundowner cruise, local school and village tour, walking safari and canoeing excursions
Shared transfer to/from Livingstone Airport to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Tour the Falls, Flights over the Falls, River Rafting, Canoe on the Zambezi,Arts/ Crafts, Cultural, Golf, Wildlife
Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend on the Zambezi river.
The main lodge includes twelve tree houses connected by stilted wooden walkways and two luxurious houses available for family groups.
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 perfect combination for a Zambia Safari 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.
Twelve luxury tree houses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck. boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi.
If the fancy takes you, enjoy a private dinner on your deck, while the sounds of the bush provide enchanting background music.
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.
Sussi & Chuma Activities
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.
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.
Excluded in the rate is the Heritage Fee which is paybale by guests directly at the lodge when doing a Tour of the Falls.
Nakatindi village the main Philanthropy project in Zambia, is located six kilometres from Livingstone Town Centre and five kilometres from Sussi & Chuma.
Village tours are included in the cost of staying at Sussi & Chuma.This 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 Nakatindi Community School which is responsible for the education of its 442 pupils, of which approximately 286 of the children are orphans.
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!