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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

5 of us stayed at Tabonina in late June 2015 for 3 nights. As we didn't have the longest of stays we were eager to arrange as many activities as we could before arrival into Zambia. Laurent was very helpful and answered the numerous questions we had regarding cost of things around Livingstone. He was more than happy to arrange... More 

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Chingola, Zambia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stayed here a few times while living in Zambia. Staff are great and happy to help and will happily advise and book any days out you are interested in. Id definitely recommend a day trip to chobe. Its a few mins walk from town but you'll need a lift to get to the falls.

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Clane, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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 July 8, 2015 via mobile

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 June 24, 2015

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 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated close to the Victoria Falls, one of the biggest wonders of the world, Tabonina Guesthouse is a secure, cosy and relaxing guesthouse located in the peaceful Nottie Broad area of Livingstone, only a short walk away from the town centre. Set in a beautiful mango tree garden, Tabonina Guesthouse consists of nine en-suite rooms and two non en suite rooms, with an ablution block nearby, a breakfast/dinner area, a sitting room equipped with large flat screen TV, a swimming pool, a gazebo with pool table for drinks and games, and a self-catering kitchen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tabonina Guesthouse

Address: 3 Maisoko Road, Nottie Broad | PO Box 61284, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $48 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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