Sussi & Chuma

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Sussi & Chuma is a small and intimate luxury lodge situated on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, seven miles upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Offering unrivalled views and exclusivity in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst jackalberry trees and phoenix palms, Sussi & Chuma is a perfect base from which to explore and visit ‘the Smoke that Thunders.’ Accommodation is in twelve luxury Sussi tree houses connected by wooden walkways, as well as two private Chuma houses. The luxury tree houses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. The en-suite air-conditioned rooms all have their own private viewing deck which boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi. And if the fancy takes you, enjoy a private dinner on your deck, while the sounds of the bush provide enchanting background music. The two private Chuma Houses are perfect for families with young children. Each house has two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area and private plunge pool, and comes complete with their own private chef and house staff.
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Built on two levels, the main lodge consists of an elevated bar, superb wine cellar, lounge and open air dining area, curio shop and swimming pool. The elegant shaded deck offers fantastic bird's eye views across the river. And last but not least, when all the excitement of the day has caught up, a revitalizing spa treatment is the order of the day. The treatment room is situated on stilts on the riverbank, providing you with up close views of African wildlife whilst being pampered.
 
Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. During your morning game viewing activity, coffee, tea and a selection of scones and biscuits will be served out in the bush. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the lodge. Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cakes, sweet and savory treats, tea and coffee and fresh fruit juices. Afternoon game drives include classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at specially selected spots before returning to the lodge for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Romantic private dinners on your room deck or by the pool can be arranged
 
Scheduled activities include game drives and guided walking safaris in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, walking tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, canoeing on the Zambezi, sundowner cruises, local village visits and seasonal fishing.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 12 luxury air-conditioned tree houses each en-suite with bath tub, private viewing deck, mosquito nets, overhead fans and mini-bar
  • 2 air-conditioned Chuma Houses each with 2 en-suite bedrooms with bath tub and indoor shower, a spacious lounge and dining area, outdoor deck and a private plunge pool, as well as mosquito nets, overhead fans and mini-bar. In addition, each house includes a private chef for dining and a private vehicle with guide.
  • Central swimming pool
  • Wildlife viewing directly from the lodge
  • Located just seven miles upstream from the Falls
  • Activities – see details beneath
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, scheduled activities, laundry
  • Wi-Fi in main areas
  • 220v AC power supplied by silent packed generator and battery system

Included Activities:

  • Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take you 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.
  • 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. Offering a completely different perspective to the conventional view one gets from the confines of a safari vehicle. You will also be accompanied by an armed National Parks range and two professional walking guides. The walking safaris last about two hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. Morning walks depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee and snacks. The afternoon walk commences at 4pm and finish at a special sundowner spot where you will be served drinks and canapés while enjoying the magnificent sunset.
  • You have the opportunity to enjoy a two hour canoeing excursion on the mighty Zambezi. The canoeing trip can either 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.
  • Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as 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. After touring the Zambian side, we highly recommend a tour of the Zimbabwe side.
  • 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. With boats specially designed our guide will take the boat through a series of grade two rapids before finding a spot to beach for a break and a sunset cocktail. The combination of Zambezi spray on your face and delicious drink on the tongue makes for a memorable sunset cruise. Sipping on a cocktail while watching the sunset over the majestic Zambezi River is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
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