Muchichili Safari House


Muchichili Safari House is owned by Duncan & May Woods with David & Deborah Bland as partners. Duncan and May fell in love with the Lower Zambezi during their honeymoon when they were based in the region during Duncan’s time as Head of Standard Chartered Bank Consumer Banking for Southern Africa. David is the Director of Jacana Enterprises, a UK & Zambian company. (visit website here)

We are passionate about responsible tourism and have a policy of supporting and assisting the local communities in which we operate. We work closely with our neighbours in Chiawa village and have provided them with borehole pumps to improve their access to fresh water, and we are proud sponsors of an orphan elephant found close to the property, and consequently named Muchichili, who is cared for at the Lusaka Elephant Orphanage. Our logo represents the symbiotic relationship between man and the environment: the Muchichili tree (Natal Mahogany), beautiful specimens of which flank the house on the banks of the Zambezi River; the tree trunk is illustrated using the Chinese character ‘Ren’ which means People or Life; and the blue waters of the River Zambezi flow behind.