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Bongwe's Lusaka Guest House

609 Zambezi Road | Roma, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Bongwe Barn)
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Ranked #6 of 36 Specialty lodging in Lusaka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good location, very good quick replies to e amils. Rooms clean, spotless in fact. Spacious too. Close to small shopping centre and to lots of restaurants too. Pub is really pleasant. On one of the nights we were there the neighbouring pub next door had a long and raucous party that went on for a bit but that happens... More

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Cranbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've stayed at Bongwe many times as I pass thru Lusaka, and I'll stay many more times as well. The staff are very genuine and friendly, the crowd very welcoming and although fridaynights Can be loud..... That's what Friday nights are for. Rooms are roomy and comfortable, cooking facilities great, bar menu good if cooking is not your forte, and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was flying out from Lusaka and had time to kill during the afternoon. I was planning on spending the night here but unfortunately they were fully booked so I stayed somewhere else and spent the afternoon at the swimming pool at Bongwe. Loved it! Everyone was very friendly, they organized my taxi to the airport, I could use the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I was lucky enough to stay at Bongwe while working on my graduate thesis, and it could not have been a better experience. My room was clean and welcoming and the staff were very accommodating of my research needs, including access to the internet and spreading out my work over the common room tables. In fact, the staff were quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I spent two nights at the guesthouse and was OK, it is in Lusaka ROMA quarter. The staff were very helpful, the room was clean and comfortable...even too spacious, the fan on the ceiling was not working, but really not needed. My room faced the bar where a little concert was held...but noise very acceptable and the music was nice,... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I spent two nights at the guesthouse, and enjoyed my stay. The staff were very helpful and the environment was quite comfortable. the room was clean and comfortable. nothing fancy, but i didn't expect fancy. the bar does generate some noise (music, voices, etc.), but nothing that kept me awake. the staff also introduced me to a wonderful driver, who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed at Bongwe Lodge in Lusaka for 6 days at the beginning of the Holiday and 3 days at the end. I just want to thank Stacey and all her staff for being so helpful and friendly it is a great place to stay. It is fairly close to town, however I would advice any tourist just to take... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Three out of the four rooms were very good size (there were 8 of us), one was strangely small with no en-suite. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. The downside which was disappointing was the live-band on a Friday night. I appreciate in a guest house that you have to look at all opportunities for revenue, but considering I believe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Some rooms lovely, some functional. Such a friendly place to stay, the staff could not be any nicer! Pool area is nice, with great buzzing bar which has a BBQ every night - very tasty. Nowhere within walking distance so be prepared to get taxis if you're here for a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed a total of 5 nights between safaris (also arranged with Bongwe and very good). Our rooms were comfortable and we appreciated the quiet location away from downtown Lusaka but just a short taxi ride to the shopping centre. Everyone at Bongwe really friendly and helpful and this is what really made our stay. There's a great atmosphere, particularly in... More

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Address: 609 Zambezi Road | Roma, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Bongwe Barn)
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Bongwe Barn and Guest House is 3km from Arcades shopping centre in Lusaka. We offer a wholesome menu for lunch and dinner as well complimentary continental breakfasts. We designed our affordable accommodation to complement our Kafue and Lower Zambezi Safaris, enabling not only our own clients to stay in comfortable accommodation in Lusaka, but to provide the same to independent travellers. Bongwe Barn is part of Bongwe Safaris. There are double and twin rooms with shared or ensuite bathrooms. All our rooms are quite large and can accommodate more beds. We boast a fun bar and restaurant that serves fantastic "pub grub". The prices are in keeping with our overall philosophy of keeping things affordable without cutting corners. We have free wifi available for all our guests. Visa credit card payments are acceptable. We can be a little loud over a weekend, but invite you to join in and you wont notice a thing. We just moved locations recently also and a couple of the guest pictures are of our old site. ... more   less 
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