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Tabonina Guesthouse

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3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone, Zambia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter recommended this lodge having previously staying there. It is very close to Livingstone town and about 10 minutes from the airport. Laurent and his staff were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They will also arrange your activities and trips if you wish. There are various size rooms available at different prices (all are very cheap compared... More 

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Maidson, Wi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in LIvingstone on April 7, 2015 and wanted a place to stay for a couple nights before making the long car ride to Mongu. Based on other reviews we decided to book at the Tabonina Guesthouse. We are glad we did. All were very friendly and accommodating. We decided to pay the extra for the full breakfast. We... More 

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Pretoria, SouthAfrica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed 5 nights at Tabonina and so were able not only to see the Vic Falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, but also to explore Livingstone using our own car - well worth the drive from South Africa. Laurent and his staff could not have been more helpful and friendly throughout our stay. After an initial misunderstanding about our... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your very kind review. It was a pleasure looking after you and discussing with you over these five days. To be absolutely clear, there was no misunderstanding about your room selection. You were initially allocated the room you had booked on a referencing website. It was one of our two... More 

Union Bay B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tabonina Guesthouse is a pretty little oasis in the middle of Livingstone, but I have to say that Bronnah & Laurent's assistance was even more outstanding. From the time of first booking, they both kept us informed of the changes to visa and yellow fever regulations, among other questions. Our most valuable resource!

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice stay at Tabonina Guesthouse. The Guesthouse was a small compound a bit away from town, walking would take roughly 20 minutes while driving would be just 5 minutes. There was a mosque nearby and the speaker will be ON whenever it is prayer time. The Owner, Laurent, was very helpful right from the moment we made... More 

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Luanshya, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tabonina does a lot right. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We used the family room that slept 5 and had plenty of room. There was a small frig and a hot pot to heat water for tea. The staff are very pleasant and friendly. The pool is sparkling. It is winter here and cold, but my kids still... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write and post your extensive and on the whole very positive review of Tabonina. We are glad that you are happy to recommend our family-friendly guesthouse. The two minor points you indicate could have been dealt with at the time of your stay if you had mentioned them to us. We have already... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us stayed at Tabonina in late June 2015 for 3 nights. As we didn't have the longest of stays we were eager to arrange as many activities as we could before arrival into Zambia. Laurent was very helpful and answered the numerous questions we had regarding cost of things around Livingstone. He was more than happy to arrange... More 

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Chingola, Zambia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here a few times while living in Zambia. Staff are great and happy to help and will happily advise and book any days out you are interested in. Id definitely recommend a day trip to chobe. Its a few mins walk from town but you'll need a lift to get to the falls.

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Clane, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The rooms were lovely and clean and the staff very helpful. Laurent is only too happy to help orginise trips and outings, and he has made contact with very reliable people. You will be in safe hands when you stay here!

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family had a great stay at Tabonina Guesthouse in January. From the initial emailing about a reservation all the way through our departure, the staff was very friendly and helpful! Laurent was especially helpful and quick in confirming our booking for us (we had 4 emails back and forth, in all less than 2 hours). The guesthouse itself sits... More 

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