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Aerial view of Sussi & Chuma


Zambezi River - with Sussi & Chuma in bottom right hand corner


Victoria Falls


Sunset boat trip


Riverside deck


Walkway to Treehouse Suites


Luxury accommodation


Ensuite bathroom


Main lodge lounge


Riverside infinity pool


Game drive


The river bar


Aerial view of Victoria Falls


Victoria Falls bridge connecting Zambia and Zimbabwe


Guided tour of the Falls

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Luxury boutique Zambezi River lodge, close to Victoria Falls

Available as part of your tailor-made tour of Zambia or wider Africa adventure

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, a short drive from the magnificent Victoria Falls. The lodge has just 12 tree houses and two spacious two bedroom private houses, and is a wonderful base from which to explore the river, the Victoria Falls and surrounding parks, and bustling Livingstone. This luxurious riverside lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma, who carried his body all way back to England from where he died in Zambia.


Each of the 12 suites has a private river view deck and comes with en suite facilities, air-conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets and all the little luxuries you would expect from a lodge of this calibre. The two 2-bedroom Chuma houses are perfect for private use, ideal for families or small groups, they are privately staffed and each has a private swimming pool.

Activities & Experiences

Activities included are game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a local village tour, sundowner cruise on the Zambezi and a tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls

Facilities & Services

The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, curio shop, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water's edge. Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, are likely to wander through the grounds at any time. A treatment room is available to experience spa treatments using products from the Africology line with a range of body therapies, body rituals and facial skin care.

Weather & Seasons

There are two very distinct seasons here:  the wet and the dry season. These are not about local rainfall, but refer to the level of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river volume surges as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current.  The nights are chilly and the days warm at this time of year, and The Victoria Falls are at their most dramatic. From around September to January the water levels drop, the Falls are more accessible and the views are clearer. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October to February and, combined with high temperatures (up to 40C), October and November can be very hot and humid. The drier months from October to February offer different activities during the lower water level season, such as swimming in the natural rockpool at Livingstone Island, right on the edge of the Falls.

Getting Here

11 hour international flight from London to Johannesburg, followed by a 1 hour 45 minute flight to Livingstone. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is a 25 minute road transfer from Livingstone airport. 

Also Worth Considering

Tongabezi Lodge - just up river from the Falls and voted one of the top 20 hotels in the world 2019. Maybe combine your stay in Zambia with a visit to game-rich Luangwa Valley at luxury riverside Chinzombo with its exceptional accommodation, service and guiding, or the superb Sausage Tree Camp in Zambia's Lower Zambezi. For a great safari combination, see our suggested 11 Night Classic Zambia Safari

 Or maybe fly down to Cape Town (just 3 hours from Victoria Falls).

Or flying home via the tropical island of Mauritius, staying at Le Saint Géran

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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