Chaminuka is an outline of Africa. From the notion to the intention to the performance to its holdings of African Art and Wildl game to social life, it is the work of Andrew and Danae Sardanis, who made Chaminuka their home since 1978.
Chaminuka is a village on a hill facing Lake Chitoka; it is some 10,000 acres of natural Miombo forest and savannah; it is the roar of the lion and the laugh of the hyena; it has elephant, giraffe, zebra, eland and sable and many animals of the Zambian forest; and it is the fish eagle, kingfisher, ibis, egrets. Storks, ducks and the geese and the additional migratory birds that revisit its lakes for rest during their long annual vacations from the Antarctic to the Russian steppes and back.
So it is the vast private collection of contemporary African paintings and sculpture as well as traditional artifacts more than one thousand pieces – got from all over Africa over a span of 50 years. The collection circulates throughout the house, the guest suites and the gardens and hotspots the African culture and form of life over the ages.
Also, above all, it is the people a microcosm of Zambia, a mixture from all the families with many kids of all ages, and churches and schools and it is soccer team that fights with those of the farms in the area. Today this intimate Lodge welcomes perceptive travelers from around the world, who seek excellence and style and an extraordinary opportunity to encounter the Real Africa in all its glory.
THE LODGE – Thirty separate suites, each with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning elegantly decorated in a fusion of contemporary and traditional African themes. Four fully furnished and decorated Villas, each with, four bedrooms with bathroom or shower en-suite lounge, dining room, and a kitchen.
Several ‘Intakes,’ village lounge areas, where guests can relax in private, enjoying the glorious panoramic views of Chaminuka’s African Eden which vanishes into the wilderness beyond. (Your drink will taste excellent at the Lupili Insaka and Deck, viewing Lake Chitoka, from where you can see some of the marvelous sunsets of Africa.
Why Staying here: Three libraries, two restaurants, Sophisticated dining room for special functions, Billiard room with full size snooker table, Art and artefact shop offering a collection of paintings, sculptures, Floodlit tennis court, Pool table and table tennis table swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and traditional artefacts, Chaminuka has the most beautiful art!
Chaminuka offers a broad range of activities to keep you occupied during your stay at the lodge.
GAME DRIVES Morning and Night Drive in the Chaminuka Nature Reserve which has more than 72 species of wild animals, a combination of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
CHAMINUKA CHEETAH EXPERIENCE, BUSH WALKS, FISHING & BOATING, BIRD WATCHING, Visit Local Villages and Schools, Visit Local Churches. TOURS – Day trip to LUSAKA. The visit provides a complete view of the way of life a Lusaka, a typical African Capital City and covers the principal historical, government and cultural places including the primary markets. Which is charged separately according to the number of participants ART COLLECTION and Visit KASISI CHILDREN’S HOME.
TV, Minibars, and vaults in each room,
Health Free valet and laundry service, and beauty treatment on request,
Broadband internet admittance and cellular and landline telephone access,