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Chanters Lodge

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Lukulu Crescent | off Obote Avenue, Livingstone, Zambia
Chanters Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Followed Richard on his blog long before I came to Zambia five years ago. At last I managed to stay there on business a couple of weeks ago. Very friendly staff, cozy and a great breakfast. Extremely good value to boot. Richard give the place the personal touch and is always around to see that guests are looked after and... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Fantastic that you made it 'at last' and that we did not let you down! Look forward to seeing you again in the future. We are happy to have a stand by generator to be able to supply more or less uninterrupted electricity to our guest facilities despite the many long power cuts being experienced all over Zambia at the... More 

Dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed two nights just to see Victoria Falls and recover from jet lag. I was a little worried because the reservation process was so informal. Guess that is a testament to Richard and his staff. Everything was seamless. It was like staying with a friend. He personally retrieved me from the airport. Made suggestions on how to utilize my... More 

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Thanks for your kind review. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay at Chanters Lodge. Richard and his staff were very helpful and friendly. Stayed in a room by the pool and it was lovely, quiet and comfortable. The lodge is a few minutes walk away from the city centre so in a nice and quiet neighbourhood. Also had dinner here and the food was good. Really enjoyed... More 

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Thanks for your kind review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay as well as our food! Thanks for taking the time to write a review More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right from the initial enquiry stage through to the completion of the booking and then during my two week stay at Chanter's Lodge, everyone has been kind and helpful. I have enjoyed my stay at Chanter's Lodge and look forward to returning here on my next visit to Livingstone, hopefully the not too distant future. Thank you to Richard and... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we were happy you found us helpful, convenient and comfortable. Look forward to your next visit. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our group of eight absolutely loved our stay at Chanters. The staff were warm and friendly and Richard Chanter was amazingly helpful and kind. After a long journey in which our bus broke down, he was extremely helpful and offered to send a vehicle to us. As it happens we didn't need him to but he was at the bus... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we were delighted to host your group and happy they enjoyed their stay. We were also very pleased that you enjoyed our food and found us good value for money. Sorry for your transport troubles - we were happy we could help in some small way. More 

Copenhagen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed at chanters with my family last year in June, it was awesome. The workers are friendly, the owner Richard Chanter makes you feel at home and has a personal conversation with his guest. So rare you find such hospitality with lodge owners.

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Thanks for your recommendation, we really appreciate the support. More 

Fritz Creek, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Everything about Chanters Lodge is wonderful. The rooms are dated but clean and provide all that you might need. The outside grounds and the pool were so nice and relaxing. Breakfast was excellent, drinks at the bar, and the restaurant for dinner was very good. But above all the Customer Service was fantastic. From the moment Richard picks you up... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we don't quite understand the word 'dated' but there we are. The lodge is not new but every effort is made to keep things fresh. More 

Regina, SK, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Richard, owner of Chanters Lodge, met us at the airport and from that moment on, went out of his way to make our stay in Livingstone comfortable and interesting! He gave us several suggestions for activities (like the sunset cruise) and facilitated our independent exploration of Livingstone and Victoria Falls. The pool was perfect, our room comfortable and clean, and... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review we are happy you enjoyed your stay. More 

Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Clean, comfortable rooms in the heart of a charming African suburb at reasonable prices. The real gem for us was the airport pick up and drop off and the valuable advice and the best activities for our limited time. The owner and staff were a delight and reflected the charm of Africa which made the trip so memorable. Bottom line... More 

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Thanks for your kind review, we are happy you appreciate the free airport transfers and advice on activities! More 

Livingstone, Zambia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Recently stayed (again) at Chanters Guest House, February 2105. This was my 4th stay in recent years. Working in the travel business, I also recommend to my clients if they want an affordable, clean , safe, friendly place , this is it. I have had only positive reviews from clients returning. Richard meets you at the airport (airport transfers included... More 

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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we also hope we shall see you again soon! More 

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