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Bongwe's Lusaka Guest House

609 Zambezi Road | Roma, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Bongwe Barn)
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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went to a Halloween party there, got really wasted and decided to stay there for the night. The rooms were really clean and the people there were so nice. I would definitely stay there again given the chance so i recommend Bongwe any day.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Bongwe arrange safari packages to Kafue National Park, which are certainly worth doing. For our safari we were based at Mushingashi Private Wildlife Reserve. The accommodation was rather basic, and the food was nothing out of the ordinary, but our guide was amazing, and so was the location - right on the shores of the Kafue River. We had the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a relief to find this accommodation. We had previously stayed elsewhere in Lusaka but had chosen not to return due to our experience, so we arrived at Bongwe hoping we would be able to get a room. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we were lucky to get an en-suite room for the 2 nights that we... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The rooms at the Bongwe guest house are simple and clean and quiet during the day, a lovely refuge from busy Lusaka. The location is not particularly central, but easily reached by taxi. The staff was really friendly and helpful, whether it dealing with door locks, storing luggage or booking taxis and bus rides. The open kitchen for breakfast gave... More 

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff at Bongwe's Guest House is extremely friendly and helpful. Me and my girlfriend spent a total of 4 nights in between our different Safaris / trips throughout Sambia and it always felt a bit like coming home. The staff can as well help you with booking buses / Taxis and the like. And of course, not to Forget... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a grand time at Bongwe; the rooms were above what I was expecting for the price point and the crew there are welcoming and genuine. Had a few late nights at the bar, which cracks on to pretty late and is packed with funny characters and good humour. The food at the bar's fair delicious, or at least the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 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 29, 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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