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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
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clane, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cordoba, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It a nice place. They are building a new Tabonina Guest house. I stayed one night at the original Tabonina and 2 nights at the new place. The original has swimming pool and a fridge in your room but the new one it is 200 meters closer than the original to town and if you stay near the kitchen you... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina and found our guesthouse nice, clean, friendly and all of us (owners and staff) helpful. We hope that next time you’ll visit us, Tabonina Bis will have a swimming pool! More 

Lusaka Province, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tabonina is a lovely guesthouse for anyone looking to travel to Livingstone! Laurent, the owner, was very helpful and easy to reach on the phone. He also was able to help us sort out taxis and even a day trip to Chobe in Botswana for safari. The staff at Tabonina were equally welcoming. We were two families traveling together, and... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have now spent two sessions at Tabonina, and of course the reason we returned was that we were very content with the first one. We have been doing an environmental study in Southern and Western Provinces, requiring a team of up to five persons staying for 2+3 weeks, and up to three vehicles safely parked at night. As the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We spent a wonderful 4 days at Tabonina and could not recommend it highly enough. It is very reasonable for hugely over-priced Livingstone, extremely clean & comfortable, with an excellent staff and a lovely swimming pool. Laurent was so helpful and welcoming - we left prematurely to stay at one of the lodges near the park and wish now that... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed here in april 2015 after other friends booked it . Its a lovely setting with super clean pool, lovely staff and super diligent owner lawrence who went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and helped book places. They even have a range of tour operators in their folder so you know you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed at the Tabonina for three nights over the Easter holidays. Communication and services by the owners Bronnah and Laurent pre-arrival were great, they booked us a safari trip and provided lots of other activity options. They do require a 50% deposit up front when booking (via bank transfer or Western Union) which can be difficult if you do... More 

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed both your stay at Tabonina and your exciting activities. Thank you also for stressing that we offer good service and good value for money, since Livingstone can indeed become expensive when one wants to avail of all that the town and its glorious surroundings have to... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2015. The staff and owner were all very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was excellent. It was a quiet little peace haven outside of the noise of the city, and just a five buck cab ride from town. I have marked the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was here for 3 nights. Laurent, the owner, since the bookign moths in advance took care of my tours bookings, quick replied emails and when I arrived there, was a pleasure to talk to him. The staff also amazing! So friendly and lovely people! Great swimming pool and a quiet location a short walk to the city centre.

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