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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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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Odense
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There is just nothing bad to say about Tabonina guesthouse. The rooms are clean and in good condition, the bed was very comfortable, staff friendly and the pool area just beautiful at this time of the year (end of rain season). This combined with a very good price makes tabonina the perfect accommodation and would recommend to both couples, friends... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Tabonina guesthouse is a great place to stay. The rooms are clean and effecient. Staff are friendly and its good value for money. Despite being slightly away from the main town it is still easy to get to. I would recommend it to anyone coming to livingstone for a few nights.

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Tabo2004, Owner at Tabonina Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tabonina and would be very happy to see you there again. Just one precision: while we are not right in the middle of the town center (indeed few guesthouses are), we ARE in the main town, at only 1.8km from the Livingstone museum, a... More 

England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We can recommend Tabonina Guest house. The room was clean and well equipped. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We took a trip to Chobe Game Park. This was a superb day out. There is a list of activities available and the staff will arrange bookings.The pool was very clean, a lazy swim at the end of a busy... More 

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