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  • Standard Family Room

    Standard Family Room

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    Full English breakfast $ 24.80

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    Room facilities:Air Conditioning, Bath, Bathroom, Desk, Hairdryer, Heating, Ironing board, Pay-per-view Channels, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Shower, Telephone, Television, Toilet, WIFI

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:1 Double, 1 Single

    Room size:20 square meters

  • Deluxe Single Room

    Deluxe Single Room

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    Room facilities:Air Conditioning, Bath, Bathroom, Desk, Hairdryer, Heating, Ironing board, Pay-per-view Channels, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Shower, Telephone, Television, Toilet, WIFI

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:1 Double

    Room size:16 square metres

  • Superior Double Room

    Superior Double Room

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    Breakfast included

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    Room facilities:Bath, Bathroom, Desk, Hairdryer, Heating, Ironing board, Pay-per-view Channels, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Shower, Telephone, Television, Toilet, WIFI

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:1 Double

    Room size:16 square metres

General

Chaminuka is a synopsis of Africa. From the concept, to the design, to the execution to its collections of African Art and Wildlife, to its way of life, it is the creation of Andrew and Danae Sardanis, who made Chaminuka their home since 1978.

Chaminuka is a village on a hill overlooking Lake Chitoka; it is some 10,000 acres of pristine Miombo woodland and savannah; it is the roar of the lion and the laughter of the hyena; it is the elephant and the giraffe and the zebra and the eland and the sable and all the other animals of the Zambian bush; and it is the fish eagle and the kingfisher and the ibis and the egrets and the storks and the ducks and the geese and the other migratory birds that visit its lakes for rest and recuperation during their long annual sojourns from the Antarctic to the Russian steppes and back.

And it is the huge private collection of contemporary African paintings and sculpture as well as traditional artefacts – more than one thousand pieces – acquired from all over Africa over a period of 50 years. The collection spreads throughout the house, the guest suites and the gardens and highlights the African culture and way of life over the centuries.

And above all it is the people – a microcosm of Zambia, a mixture from all the tribes with many kids of all ages, and churches and schools and its own soccer team that competes with those of the farms in the area.

Today this luxurious intimate Lodge welcomes discerning travellers from around the world, who seek excellence and style and an extraordinary chance to commune with Real Africa in all its magnificence.

Check-in time

12:00

Check-out time

10:00

Children and extra beds

Children of all ages are allowed.

Pets

Pets not allowed.

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Courtyard
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Hotspots
  • Ironing board
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Seating Area
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toilet
  • Valet cleaning
  • WIFI

Activities

Chaminuka offers a wide range of activities to keep you entertained during your stay at the lodge. **Game Drives Morning, afternoon and evening drives in open top safari vehicles, conducted by qualified guides, conversant with the wildlife, birdlife and the trees of Zambia.). The Chaminuka Nature Reserve has more than 72 species of wildlife, a combination of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. **Chaminuka Cheetah Experience Chaminuka cheetah experience. In the stunningly beautiful setting on the renowned Chaminuka nature reserve, you will interact with the fastest land mammal on earth! The cheetah have a lovely nature that allows you to get up-close and personal but at the same time leaves you with the impression of being honored to be with this highly endangered predator. If you come for the afternoon activity you get the added bonus of witnessing just how fast the cheetah really is when they run on a lure. Make sure you have the cameras ready, as you blink and you've missed it! PLEASE NOTE: Extra charges apply. **Bush Walks Interpretative Bush Walks, where in addition to the Wildlife and the Birds you can learn about the vegetation and the medicinal values of our plants and trees as they are used locally **Fishing & Boating The lakes are stocked with four varieties of Bream, Catfish and Nchenga (akin to whitebait). You can fish from the banks or from the floating pontoon. Sunsets are spectacular from the lake. **Bird watching The diversity of the habitat at Chaminuka makes it a premier bird watching Location. More than 300 species of birdlife have been recorded in the area. **Other activities Visit to Local Villages and Schools Visit to Local Churches. Tours **Day trip to LUSAKA. The visit provides a comprehensive view of the way of life a Lusaka, a typical African Capital City and covers the main historical, government and cultural sites including the main markets. (Charged separately depending on the number of participants). **Art Collection Tour of the Chaminuka Art Collection. You can marvel at the art and by special arrangement you can meet many of the artists in person. They can share their experiences with you and explain what motivates and inspires them . Visit to KASISI CHILDREN'S HOME. It is run by highly dedicated Catholic nuns and provides shelter for children of various ages whose parents died of AIDS. Chaminuka does not charge for this tour but will appreciate any donations made to the Kasisi orphanage, either directly or through the Front Office.

Internet

Wi-fi for in house guests

Parking

Parking is available

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Lusaka & Surrounds

The sprawling city of Lusaka definitely has a certain African charm and the truly fascinating thing about Lusaka is its energy! Lusaka didn’t exist until 1930, and was then just a sleepy agricultural centre. It became Zambia’s capital in 1935, but serious growth didn’t occur until the 1960’s. The size of the city has tripled since then, and Lusaka is bursting at the seams.

Lusaka has a fantastic climate; the summers are warm and sunny, spotted here and there with thundershowers, and the winters are mild with stacks of sunshine.

The city and suburbs are now abuzz with the latest office blocks, shops, restaurants and 4 major shopping malls. Hotel.

Along Great East Road are three of the largest shopping malls in Zambia, Arcades shopping mall (with open-air storefronts) and Manda Hill shopping mall (enclosed shops), and the latest, Levy Junction. These malls are home to local and international stores such as Shoprite, Game and Woolworths, Foschinis, Truworths, Movie Theatres and a number of fast food outlets and restaurants.

The city centre includes several blocks west of Cairo Road, around which lie the New City Market and Kamwala Market, a major shopping area, as well as the Zintu Community Museum. Further east lies the government area, including the State House and the various ministries, around the Cathedral Hill and Ridgeway areas. One of the main streets and points of interest upon business is the street of Cairo

Sports & nature

Sports & natureThere are several sports clubs in Lusaka which offer facilities for golf, tennis, swimming and squash. For golfers, there’s the Lusaka Golf Club, Chilanga Golf Club and Chainama Hills Golf Club. The Lusaka Club offers bowls, tennis and squash. Polo is a popular sport, especially among expatriates, and the polo field at the showgrounds usually has matches on the weekends. Hash House Harriers organise walks and runs on Saturdays at 15h00. Several swimming pools are available. The large Lusaka City Council swimming pool just off Lubu Road is open every day except Mondays from 10h00 to 18h00. One can also use the pools at the Intercontinental and Pamodzi hotels at modest prices.

Nightlife info

Nightlife infoThere are upmarket clubs and restaurants in the suburbs but many roadside shebeens offer a closer experience of how Zambians “get in the groove” and dance the night away to the sounds of rhumba, kwela, hip hob, or R&B

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoLusaka has an interesting history and culture and there are plenty of sights to see to help make the most of both. As with most African cities, Lusaka’s markets are its beating heart. For the best local wares and wonders, the Sunday Market at the Arcades Shopping Centre on Great East Road is a good place to fill your suitcase with souvenirs before flying home. If it’s atmosphere and cheap local fare that you are after then the Town Centre Market or Lusaka City Market are a better bet and less-touristy, if a little more chaotic. The National Museum is also worth a visit, with a collection of contemporary Zambian paintings and sculpture as well as a more archaeological and ethnographical section upstairs that fills visitors in on some of Zambia’s fascinating cultural history. For a spot of suburban safari, Lusaka now has a National Park on the outskirts of the city. You’ll find it along the Leopards Hill Road. There’s a high viewing platform or several roads to take a drive and see several species of antelope. On the southern side of Town you’ll find the Lilayi Private Game Reserve and Elephant orphanage. Further along is the Munda Wanga Environmental Park with stunning botanical gardens and a small zoo. Here rescued wild animals are rehabilitated for reintroduction into the wild, including lions and cheetahs. It also has a relaxing pool and braai area Kalimba Reptile Park is a bit of a trek from town and only accessible with a 4x4, but it’s a great place to view crocodiles and snakes and then grab a beer and a crocodile sandwich
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