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Natwange Backpackers

20 Kariba Road Kalundu, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 151 Specialty lodging in Lusaka
Natwange Backpackers is awesome! It's small, fun, clean and homely and offers winning free extras like: unlimited WiFi, full breakfast, swimming pool and more. We have the best location, just a few minute's walk from East Park mall, Arcades and Manda Hill Mall. Rooms are extra comfortable And vary from budget dormitories, Private double/twins and en-suite rooms. If you are tired of all the other noisy and crowded backpackers, come to visit with us and have an unforgettable stay in Lusaka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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holiday602 wrote a review Aug 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom259 contributions86 helpful votes
Really enjoyed having my group stay here. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We felt very safe in the backpackers and the rooms were very clean. Showers and toilet facilities were very good indeed and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending people to stay here. The breakfast was good and the other meal selections were lovely. Hopefully the kitchen could be stocked with more utensils in future otherwise fantastic!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Alex wrote a review Apr 2020
Arlon, Belgium3 contributions
I would say that this place is very calm and quiet, for the person who wants a personalise service, i would recommend Natwange Backpackers. But, very important, is for you to communicate with the host, for example if you want to have break fast (Whats your preferences), at what time? and other details like that. Otherwise its a nice place, near the two biggest shopping center, Mandahill and Arcades/East park mall you will be better off sistuated to make good choices when doing shopping.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Madeleine B wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions44 helpful votes
Comfortable, basic backpackers close to mall, but everything feels like it peaked 5 years ago and is now purely an income source. No maps of Zambia/Lusaka/Africa or suggestions for activities, limited breakfast spread, and staff who are courteous but always needed to be asked twice. The owners’ 3 year old son is adorable - but a constant presence so stay here if you like/don’t mind small children. I bought a carved giraffe which he repeatedly said he wanted. His auntie brought him over to hold it and I had to plead with her to not get his hopes up as it was a present for a friend. The place is safe and in a good neighborhood, and would benefit from bike hire, better WiFi, more seating for guests or fruit at Breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
E.G. wrote a review Nov 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful grounds, great value and good location. Walkable to East Park Mall, and easy to catch the BLS shuttle to airport. Staff is helpful and friendly. Stayed in the hostel room for two separate nights, and it was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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JandK wrote a review Sep 2019
12 contributions
Stayed in basic dorm room and since no one else was in the room, turned out to be very good value for money. Huge place and a large mix of rooms and buildings. It seemed a bit disjointed as all were not in equally good condition. Mattresses very worn out and not all had mosquito nets. Good selection of great value food for dinner, although took approx 1 hr to arrive. Breakfast was basic but included in room price (tea/coffee, cereal, eggs and toast). Although they boats two swimming pools, they were less than inviting (green in colour). Walking distance from a newly-built Mall, but not much else in the area. Pretty busy with backpackers so quite a nice vibe.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
$28 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Natwange Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Natwange Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lower Zambezi National Park (2.7 miles), Manda Hill (1.0 miles), and Sunday Crafts Market (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Natwange Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Natwange Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Natwange Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Natwange Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marlin Restaurant, Mint Lounge, and Latitude 15 Degrees Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Natwange Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Natwange Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Natwange Backpackers?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chilenje House (4.0 miles).