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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is nestled along riverine trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

A mere 12 kms upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls, the property boasts a remote setting, without being too removed from the main hub. This is a boutique property catering for individuals and families.

12 luxury Tree-houses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank and connected by wooden walkways.  Each is well appointed with muted tones, natural wood floors and open-plan bathrooms. Stunning vistas may be appreciated from private decks. Soak up river views from the elevated bar in the two-level main lodge, select fine wines from the cellar and savour delicious meals in the open-air dining room.

This is a Livingstone destination, not a safari camp or game viewing lodge – although it comes with lots of extras. Guests may enjoy a tour of the Falls on the Zambian side, a game drive through the National Park, limited canoeing, walking and (optional extra) seasonal fishing. 


Tree Houses



Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

The following activities are included in your stay:

Game Drives: 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 see plains game.

Canoeing on the Zambezi: Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a two hour canoeing excursion on the Zambezi River. The canoeing trip can be done in the morning or afternoon. The activity will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Minimum age is 15 years.

Tour of the Victoria Falls – Zambia side: Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. 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.

Walking Safaris: There can be few more thrilling ways to experience and understand African wildlife, the bush and ecosystem as a whole than by being on foot on a walking safari. Guests will also be accompanied by an armed National Parks ranger. Walking safaris last about two hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. Morning walks will depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee and snacks. The afternoon walk will commence at 16:00 and finish at a special sundowner spot where guests will be served drinks and canapés while enjoying the magnificent sunset.

Sundowner Cruise: 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 Retreats’ boats are specially designed and the guide will take the boat through a series of grade 2 rapids before finding a spot to beach for a break and a sunset cocktail.

Local school & village tour: Nakatindi village is located 6km from Livingstone and 5km from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. Village scouts and guides will show guests around the village. 

Fishing: The fishing season generally opens on 1st March each year. It closes annually from the 1st December until March. (This is the local Fisheries’ regulations and it is enforced by the Zambian Wildlife Authority.) All fishing is on a strict “Catch and Release” policy as you are in the national park. Fishing can either be from the river bank in front of the lodge; however it is preferable to go out on the river in a boat as it is a safety risk to fish off the river bank because of the crocodiles. Sussi and Chuma’s 3 boats are used for fishing as well as other activities. 


Added Extras

Established philanthropy project at Nakatindi Village
Seven activities included in the rate
Complimentary Wi-Fi in all suites