Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma

Sussi & Chuma Victoria Falls Livingstone

If you are looking for a world class wellness retreat in the heart of wild Africa where you can renew mind and body and still enjoy game viewing, sightseeing and delightful dining, then we recommend the lavish sanctuary Sussi and Chuma in Zambia’s Livingstone capital. 

Picture a sanctuary and you may picture tall, lush trees and a haven of a garden with water somewhere and that is just what Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is all about – it is surrounded by Phoenix palm trees and endemic Jackal berry trees on the edge of the huge ever flowing Zambezi River where birds are prevalent and wild animals too. 

The lodge is raised to gain as much advantage of the views as possible and is far enough from the hub of Victoria Falls to remain a refuge in nature yet with easy access to this tourist mecca for those who want to partake in all the delightful offerings. Did you know that Dr Livingstone, that famous African explorer, had two servant friends called Sussi and Chuma who buried his heart in Africa, and the lodge is named after them? 

There are two private Chuma houses each with 2 bedrooms, and there are 12 Sussi treehouses linked with neat wooden walkways. Each tree house suite has a private deck, covered for the heat and for solitude in the tree tops. 

They are also air conditioned and boast comfy king size beds, sophisticated furniture and ethnic décor, tea and coffee, mini bars, baths and showers, toiletries, hair dryers and views to die for. The two Chuma houses suit families and groups of friends travelling together with their lavish en suite bathrooms for both bedrooms, lovely roomy lounges and dining areas, plunge pools and decks and a private chef to cook up a storm – what a sense of exclusivity!

You may choose the Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma for its status quo as being a top notch wellness retreat in Zambia, away from it all. Guests can indulge in the various spa treatments every day, from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures, body wraps and more, all in the great open plan venue so that guests can view the wildlife wandering by on the river bank while they are destressing. 

Embark on daring two hour canoeing safaris up river to view birds, elephant herds, antelope species and trees if that is what you love, or plan walking safaris for every morning into the beautiful Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to learn more about this biodiversity haven and what is being done to conserve wildlife in Africa.

The other option is to take a fascinating cultural and historical walking tour of Livingstone and Vic Falls to learn more about the explorers and the people who were here way before them. Children are very welcome at the lodge and older kids can enjoy game drives while younger kids get special attention, special menus and great fun to be had all around. 



Welcome to an upmarket spa experience in Livingstone, Zambia, just 12 km upstream from Victoria Falls on the iconic Zambezi River, the Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge made for wellness and health in Africa. This ultra modern and luxurious lodge is named after the two friendly servants who buried David Livingstone’s heart in Africa, Sussi & Chuma! 

This is a place for guests who like their comforts as it is not a rustic rugged camp in Africa, it is a plus hotel with a difference – a focus on mind and body pampering in the wilds. 

We love the Sussi treehouse accommodation at this top notch escape on the edge of the river that flows to the falls, and the private family villas offering privacy for groups. The lodge and accommodation are elevated to absorb the magical setting and views, the tree houses literally in the tree canopy for a cool and beautiful respite from the world.  They also come with superb mod cons such as en suite baths and showers, king size beds, fans, mini bars, tea and coffee, private decks with unsurpassed outlooks towards the Vic Falls where elephants and hippos chill all day.

The two Chuma houses feature two bedrooms each with ensuite baths and showers, spacious lounges and dining areas, private plunge pools, private chefs and vehicles for game drives every day. Set of on bush walks to start your day and end your day in the main lodge at a dinner venue on the deck with the views of the setting sun over the falls. The splendid lodge lounge flows onto the deck where fresh air dining is the in thing and swimming the pool so much fun after dark. Sip a cocktail in the elevated bar and indulge in spa treatments daily – massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, body wraps and more. 

The activities list is endless with river activities including canoeing and boating, fishing and game viewing while guests can also book cultural tours of Livingstone and Vic Falls to find out how people really live now and did live in the past. Pick up some African curios to take back home and support ecotourism in the region.

Why not contact our Voyage2Africa team for more information about our combo tours to Vic Falls and Livingstone and share your holiday between venues? We can show you some high class bush camps, riverside hotels and more.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Sussi and Chuma

From $720



  • Safari drives
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi
  • Tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Walking Safaris
  • Sundowner Cruise
  • Local school & Village Tour
  • Fishing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Livingstone Island visits
  • Helicopter Flights.

that include this property


  • Spa shower, indoor & outdoor treatment rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Room
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Writing desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool


  • This is a true boutique hotel focusing on wellness and health retreats so the spa is the core of the sanctuary and couples come to destress and reconnect
  • The sanctuary is just 12 km upstream from Vic Falls within the boundaries of the gorgeous Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on a quiet stretch of the Zambezi river where walking safaris make your day
  • Diverse venues to eat delish dinners – on an island in the river, on your private deck, at the riverside pool or in the gardens, you choose
  • Leave the walls of luxury behind and explore the nearby villages to see how people live in Zambia, and the wonderful community projects you can contribute to.

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