• Located on a quiet bend of the Zambezi River within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • 12 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls in a remote location away from crowds
  • Boutique property catering for individuals, couples and families
  • Only lodge in the area able to offer guided walking safaris
  • Established philanthropy project at Nakatindi Village

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is located on a quiet bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12km upstream from the Victoria Falls.

Scheduled and charter flights into Livingstone are available. The lodge is a 25 minute road transfer from Livingstone Airport. Road transfers to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma can also be arranged (at an additional cost) from Victoria Falls town, Victoria Falls Airport and from Kasane in Botswana (1 hour 30 minutes.) Guests may self-drive to the lodge should they wish.


The lodge is accessible by air from:

  • Lusaka (LUN) to Livingstone (LVI) - 1 hour
  • Mfuwe (MFU) to Livingstone (LVI), via Lusaka (LUN) - 2 hours

Please note that on all inter-camp flights the luggage restriction is 20kg / 44lbs per person in a soft-sided bag

The  “wet”  season  is  normally  December  to  March,  and  has  variable  weather  conditions.  The  “dry”  season  is  from  May to  November.  June  to  August  are  the  coolest  months,  with  cold  mornings  and  evenings.  October  is  the  hottest  month  in Zambia,  so be prepared for temperatures of over 40°C.

Clothing should be cool and comfortable. Jerseys and heavier jackets are required for winter mornings and evenings. Muted colours are the most suitable on safari. Long sleeves and long trousers are advised for mornings and evenings due to mosquitoes. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential, as are open sandals for the Falls excursions.

Greens, browns and khaki coloured clothing are advisable for safaris especially when doing a walking safari. A complimentary overnight laundry service is offered in the camp.

Accessories:  Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are essential. Binoculars and good cameras are an absolute must. The camp provides a torch as well as complimentary mosquito repellent and toiletries.

We  advise  all  travellers  to  take  precautions  against  malaria  and  we  recommend  speaking  with  your GP or  personal  physician four to six weeks before departure. 

All extras can be paid for with Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards. US dollars are  also accepted however change will be  given in the  local currency. Diners Cards are  not accepted.

Tipping  is  not  obligatory  but  generally  accepted  rates  are  $15  per  guest  per  day  for  the  guide  and  $10  per  guest  per  day for the  rest of the  staff.

Sanctuary  Sussi  &  Chuma  prides  itself  on  its  personalised  services.  Please  let  us  know  if  you  have  any  special  requests, dietary requirements,  allergies or medical conditions.

Guests  celebrating  their  honeymoon  will  receive  special  surprises  during  their  stay.  All  attempts  are  made  to  keep honeymooners separate  from other guests.

Our honeymoon services include:

•  Roses in room upon arrival

•  Sparkling wine

•  Bubble bath with rose petals on return from afternoon activity

•  Private dinner on room deck or pool area or sunset deck (weather permitting)

•  Bush lunches and Island lunches (weather permitting)

•  Complimentary spa treatment – 15 minute foot massage

•  Amarula miniatures on turn down (Amarula is a delicious cream liqueur)

We  welcome  all  children  6  years  and  older  at  the  Sussi  Tree  houses.  Children  of  all  ages  are  welcome  at  the  Chuma  houses.

Children’s  activities  can  be  arranged  including  tailor-made  child-friendly  game  drives,  traditional  clay  /  Plaster  of  Paris  toy moulding,  sundowner storytelling and a visit to Nakatindi School. We are flexible with meals and meal times for children.

Children  aged  15  years  and  younger  are  required  to  share  with  their  parents.  The  camp  is  able  to  accommodate  one triple  per  night  in  the  main  lodge.  Private  vehicle  must  be  booked  for  children  aged  5  and  younger.  No  children  under 12 years are permitted on walking safaris.

Babysitting  is  available  on  request  (not  a  registered  baby  sitter.)  Child  minding  is  charged  at  a  nominal  fee,  which  is  paid  to the  child minder.

Breakfast,  lunch,  snacks  during  activities  and  dinners  are  all  included  in  your  stay.  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  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  upon  request.  With  prior  notice, our  camps  are  able  to  arrange  halaal  meals,  however,  please  note  our  kitchens  aren’t  strictly  halaal  and  our  chefs  are not trained in halaal food preparation. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange kosher meals.

Meals typically consist of the following:

•  Breakfast:  Continental and full English Breakfast

•  Lunch:  Table d’Hote, 3 course meal with 2 choices, one being a vegetarian

•  Dinner:  Table  d’Hote,  3 course  meal with 2 to 3 choices,  one being a vegetarian

Summer Schedule:  September - April

•  Wake up call - time varies depending on activity

•  6:00 - 11:00 Breakfast is available

•  Depart for morning game activity (time  varies depending on activity)

•  12:00 - 15:30 Lunch is available

•  16:00 Depart for afternoon game  activity

•  18:00 - 20:30 Dinner is available

Winter Schedule:  May - August

•  Wake up call - time varies depending on activity

•  6:30 - 10:00 Breakfast is available

•  Depart for morning game activity (time  varies depending on activity)

•  12:00 - 15:00 Lunch is available

•  16:00 Depart for afternoon game  activity

•  18:00 - 21:00 Dinner is available

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Flight of Angels

Livingstone Island visits

Tour of the Falls (Zimbabwe side)

White water rafting

Safety Policies & Procedures

Please click here for more information

Conservation & Community

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma began working with Nakatindi Village and School, situated in Livingstone, in 2010 and with the help of the community elders we were able to identified various projects we could get involved with, on an ongoing basis.

Read more about our work in the village and school.


Stay 5 nights across our safari lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa and receive your 5th night free.

  • Valid for stays from 1st December 2023 - 31st May 2024
  • Book by 31st January 2024
  • Applicable on all Sanctuary lodges in East and Southern Africa
  • Offer can be combined with long stay discount but not with other offers
  • Excluding Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana and Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Subject to availability
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

Click here to find out more

Experience a honeymoon like no other with Sanctuary Retreats.

Spend your honeymoon at our portfolio of luxury safari camps and lodges and receive 50% off your stay for you or your partner.

This special offer can be combined with our existing long stay discount for even greater savings.

  • Offer valid for new bookings from 15th September 
  • Valid for travel between 15th September 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Valid for travel within 6 months of marriage certificate
  • Can be combined with the long stay discount
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • Offer does not apply to GK Suite at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, GK Suite at Sanctuary Olonana or Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

Click here to find out more

We will be waiving our single supplement for all camps and lodges across East and Southern Africa in April 2024 and October 2024, as well as in all low season months.

  • Valid on new bookings from 28th Jul 2023
  • Subject to availability 

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.


  • Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia
  • Percentage discount varies based on selected property, seasonality and length of stay.
  • Please see selected property page for rates
  • Discount not valid on peak season bookings at Sanctuary Chief's Camp - please enquire for details
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