Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma




  •  Romantic setting on banks of the Zambezi river close to Victoria Falls
  •  Stylishly refurbished to offer some of the most romantic accommodation in Victoria Falls
  •  Ten treehouses built into giant ebony trees

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma was named after two of Dr David Livingstone's faithful friends. And it consists of an exclusive, upmarket lodge, Sussi Lodge, and two private Chuma Houses. All take full advantage of their enchanting river setting on a lush, fast flowing bend in the Zambezi river.

Sussi Lodge is a lovely two storey villa. It has a spectacular shaded bar/lounge deck with an incredible birds-eye view across the Zambezi. Downstairs is a romantic open air dining area leading out to a rimflow swimming pool. This seems to merge into the river itself . And there's a spa sala right at the water's edge.

Accommodation is in 12 luxury tree-house suites. These are built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank. Each 'house' has a private view of the Zambezi from its deck. (Though this is through the branches). And minibar, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, tea/coffee facilities and en suite bathroom with shower and bath.

Sussi & Chuma activities

A wide choice of activities adds to the attractions of this elegant, romantic African retreat. The all inclusive rate at Sussi & Chuma includes a guided tour of Victoria Falls (on the Zambian side), game drives into the National park, a cultural tour of Livingstone, early morning or sunset boat cruises on the Zambezi River, fishing and a tour of the local Zambian village. Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, is likely to wander through the Sussi Lodge grounds at any time, since in the National Park they have right of way!

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Sussi Tree House

Guest accommodation consists of 12 luxury tree-houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank and connected by wooden walkways. Facilities include air conditioning, ensuite facilities with bath tub, private viewing deck, mini-bar, mosquito nets, overhead fans and hairdryer


Chuma Houses

A short walk away lie the two Chuma Houses. These are spacious two bedroom villas each with their own private plunge pool on the deck. Both have two en suite bedrooms, one double room with a bath and outdoor shower and one twin room with a bath and indoor shower. The spacious lounge and dining room area, outdoor veranda, barbeque area and private plunge pool all have lovely views of the Zambezi River.You take these on a private basis. So they are perfect for families. Or for two couples travelling together. A private chef, staff and guide comes with each house. So activities are on a private basis.



"Sussi and Chuma was great – peaceful, great food, good excursions to the falls. (We also did the flight of angels). Loved the river trip on which we saw some game (with elephant very close in the river). Staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved the river views and peaceful setting "

Special offers

Stay 5, pay for 4 Offer

Stay 5 nights but pay for only 4, Combineable with their longer stay rates as well

VALID FROM 01/12/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/05/2024

Sanctuary Long Stay Offer

Progressively lower rates for  4-6 nights, and 7+ nights when staying at one or more of the Sanctuary Camps across all countries.

Progressively lower rates for 4-6 nights and then 7+ nights when staying at one or more of the Sanctuary Camps across all countries. This includes Chiefs Camp, Baines Camp, Stanley's Tented Camp, Chobe Chilwero (all in Botswana), Sussi & Chuma at Victoria Falls, and Makanyane Camp in Madikwe, South Africa.

VALID FROM 01/01/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2024


All meals, all game viewing activities, park fees (excluding Victoria Falls heritage fees), laundry services and all drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with the exception of premium brands), a Tour of the Falls and Cultural Village tour.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round