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“The Best in Senanga” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Senanga Safaris Lodge

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Senanga Safaris Lodge
Mongu/Senanga Road, Senanga, Zambia   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“The Best in Senanga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Senanga is a "sleepy town.." so dont expect a great deal. I stayed here for 3 nights in March and quite liked it. I gave it a four relative only to some other places available in Zambia.. Senanga Safari Lodge is not what it could be.... however.

It was clean, chalets nice enough and the views great. Its perfect for a stop over place to stay.. and thats good as there is nothing else to choose from.

Dinner was mostly good.. I like nshima so if you not used to Zambian local food you may disagree.. :-)

Sure, its seen much better days but they are doing an OK job for what it is. I heard the previous manager did a great job of running it but that was a while back.

Great location on the Zambesi river front.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had to stay in Senanga for a couple of nights in August due to the ferry being broken. We stayed one night in the cottages, it wasn't the nicest place to stay and not the cleanest, but not too bad. There was a TV in the room. It was quite expensive for what you get, but the views onto the Zambezi are lovely, and they allowed us to braai outside our cottage which was great. The staff at the reception were unhelpful and a bit rude!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This place has an ideal location on the banks of the river. The hotel overlooks the floodplains and sunsets can be spectacular, especially down by the waters edge, sitting with a beer in your hand from the waterfront bar.

At the weekend it is a lively hangout for locals, with music, but it doesn't go on late and is never rowdy - just nicely lively and our kids just hung out and played by the river bank.

The rooms were OK and clean, but hot water was unreliable. Meals take an age to prepare so it is best to order well in advance and then leave the restaurant to lounge around outside.

They don't do river trips, but I think you may be able to arrange this with locals if you really want to get out on the river.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mongu/Senanga Road, Senanga, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Western Province > Senanga
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Senanga

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