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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma


Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is a luxurious lodge nestled on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. The lodge, named in honour of Dr. David Livingstone's loyal companions Sussi and Chuma, is situated in one of the most picturesque and serene parts of the Zambezi, surrounded by enchanting Jackalberry trees and majestic Phoenix palms. This idyllic setting provides guests with glorious views and an exclusive and an unparalleled safari experience, just twelve kilometres upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls.

The lodge comprises twelve unique Sussi tree house accommodations, all connected by charming wooden walkways. Each elevated treehouse is carefully designed to blend harmoniously with the landscape, ensuring a seamless integration with nature offset by contemporary indulgences. The main lodge area offers a variety of amenities and communal spaces for guests to enjoy, including a cosy lounge, dining area, bar and a striking swimming pool. These spots are ideal for guests to unwind and socialise with fellow travellers while drinking in the panoramic views of the river and getting lost in the sounds of the bush.

A wide array of exciting activities are on offer, including game drives, bush walks and sundowner cruises on the Zambezi River. The close proximity to Victoria Falls allows guests to explore this natural wonder, either by helicopter or guided tour, ensuring a truly unforgettable Zambian experience.

No Of Rooms (12)
12 Treehouses
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Boat Excursions
Zambezi Cruise
Tour of the Falls
Walking Safari
Walking Safari
Game Drives
Game Drives
Helicopter Excursions
Fishing Excursion
Open All Year
Open All Year
Ingrid Nielsen
General Manager
Ingrid Nielsen
Ingrid is proud to lead a female management team at Sanctuary Retreats' Sussi & Chuma Lodge. Ingrid has over 35 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry and has worked in 5-star premium hotels and lodges in South Africa as well as hotels in Nigeria. The greatest career challenge Ingrid has faced over the years was opening a hotel in Juba, Southern Sudan after the war.
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The best of Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

  • Located on a quiet bend of the Zambezi River within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • Just 12 km upstream from Victoria Falls in a remote location
  • Boutique property catering for individuals, couples and families
  • Wide range of activities available including walking safaris, tour of the Falls, sundowner cruises and helicopter excursions


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12 Treehouses

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma comprises 12 heavenly tree houses, scattered amidst majestic ebony trees and connected by wooden elegant walkways.
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Extraordinary cuisine at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

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All Day Dining
At Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, personalised service is at the heart of everything we do. Inform us of any dietary requirements, and our team will gladly create a meal to suit your needs. Our lodge offers a variety of indulgences, including delicious dining with breathtaking views and sumptuous breakfasts to fuel you for a day of game drives.
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What to expect
Experience the ultimate culinary adventure in the bush. Our team are always working hard to put a modern twist on classic dishes so expect to find a combination of local spices and sauces for an explosion of flavours on your tongue. We are committed to ensuring that our guests experience the very best of African cuisine.


Unwind on safari

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Pampering Spa Treatments
At Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, guests can indulge in a variety of spa treatments such as massages, facials and manicures, all while taking in the breathtaking views of the Zambezi River. Perched on stilts along the riverbank, the spa offers an unparalleled experience, with facilities including a shower, a changing room, and both indoor and outdoor treatment areas. Imagine enjoying an African Potato Body Experience ritual or an Africology rebalancing and refining facial as a pod of hippos floats gracefully by – bliss.
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Discover our Africology products
Africology are committed to fair trade social responsibility standards and all their products are dermatologically tested to EU standards, cruelty-free, and do not contain any animal products. Enjoy guilt-free pampering, be transported by the oils, and pace your breathing to the calming sounds of the Zambezi River flowing beneath you.
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Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

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Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.