Welcome to Chaminuka
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.
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