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“Gem of a place to stay in Livingstone”
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Chanters Lodge
Ranked #5 of 30 Livingstone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2014

I had a wonderful 3 nights at this gem of a place! Richard is a wonderful host and has trained his staff well to look after guests. I was met at the bus station and driven to the lodge which is just off the main road in Livingstone and is an easy and lovely walk into town - it is a perfect location. The garden is stunning and well kept so just lying by the pool was paradise. I ate every night in the restaurant and enjoyed good quantities and wonderful food. Even had a wifi connection the whole time I was there. The staff arranged excursions for me and an early morning taxi for the day I left. And Richard even emailed me to make sure I got back to Lusaka alright. My room was spotless clean, large and had a fridge and TV. I recommend this as a great place to stay if you want peace and quiet and a bit of paradise!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Thanks for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure to be of service.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stayed at Chanters with my dad and friend recently as we were attending a wedding in Livingstone from Lusaka. We didn't stay long but I will definitely stay again and have been recommending the lodge to everyone!
The pricing is sensible and the staff are very friendly and helpful!
The place is very clean and easy to find. The owner greeted us on arrival and was very prompt with regards to responsiveness.
The Lodge was easy to locate aswel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Thanks for your kind review and we were happy that you and your dad enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to welcome Zambian guests to the lodge, and we look forward to future visits. Thanks again.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a great place to stay if you are in Livingstone. The location is not in the middle of the town, but that is not necessary because taxis are inexpensive and if you organize any tours they will come and pick you up and return you to your hotel. Richard is an engaging host who really tries to make your stay the best it can be. The rooms are good size and clean, and the breakfast was tasty. If I am in Livingstone again, I would stay at Chanters Lodge!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Thanks for your kind review we were delighted you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was our first time to Livingstone and were introduced to Chanter's by friends of my in-laws. Richard Chanter and I corresponded via email several times coordinating our request for 3 rooms, and excursions to the sites. He was super helpful in all regards. He is a wealth of knowledge regarding the area and what to see. He even picked us up from the airport personally. Classy guy!

We found the rooms to be clean and functional. While the craftsmanship of the tile install lacks luster don't forget that the cost for a night's stay is reasonable which is not easy to find in Livingstone.

All of the staff was wonderful and the room rates include breakfast to order. Overall we were very pleased!

Thanks Richard!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2014

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Our visit this time was from 3rd January for 5 nights. We arrived in Livingstone by bus from Lusaka where we were met by Richard Chanter owner/manager. On arrival at the lodge the rest of the staff were there to greet us. Just like coming home after a long absence. Our luggage was taken to our rooms and after out catch up chat we went to settle in and unpack. The 4 days flew by as all our excursions were booked by the reception staff they are also helpful in suggesting day trips or activities that are available. Nothing is too much trouble for the Chanter's girls Annie, Suzie, Sandy, Monica, Junior just to name a few. Reasonable room rates include cooked breakfast regardless of the time you require it (early or late). The restaurant has an amazing menu and the food served is of the highest quality. Richard and his staff have a genuine interest in their guests and all their adventures experienced in Livingstone. The rooms are always kept spotless and fresh with tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The grounds are always green and lush thanks to the dedicated gardener Gilbert. The lodge is situated in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the center of Livingstone. We don't hesitate to book Chanters lodge when we are visiting Livingstone its the only place to stay as far as we are concerned.. Thanks again Richard we are counting down the days til our return.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thanks for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

For the fourth time we have visited Livingstone and continue to stay at Chanter's Lodge. We feel 'at home' here. The staff and owner/manager Richard Chanter feel like family to us - and the feeling you get when returning is the same as returning home to family. We are welcomed, farewelled on day trips and welcomed back again continually. The food is absolutely wonderful and the rates are extremely great. Why go to a sterile, indifferent location when you can have the wonderful atmosphere found at Chanter's? All excursions can be arranged through reception and nothing is ever too much for staff to do. Richard picks you up on arrival (this time we arrived from Lusaka by the Mazhandu Family Bus Service business coach) full breakfast is included and also transfer to your departure point. What more can one say about the fantastic service received at Chanter's. Thank you Richard, Annie, Suzie, Sandy, Junior and everyone else including Gilbert who keeps the grounds in fantastic condition. It is also only a short walk to the centre of Livingstone and short 10km to Victoria Falls and Bridge area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

Thanks for your kind review, we are very grateful for your ongoing support of our lodge and it was great to see you again.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed here during a 3 day visit to Zambia. Richard and his staff are welcoming and friendly and were more than happy to accomodate our needs. They arranged transfers to and from the airports and arranged the activities we wanted to take part in. The accomodation and facilities are lovely and tranquil and it is close to all the major areas we wanted to visit, namely Victoria Falls. I would not hesitate to stay here again if I were to visit Zambia again.

Room Tip: The suite was beautiful!
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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lodgeman, Owner at Chanters Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you and your delightful family. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your African holiday.

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Address: Lukulu Crescent | off Obote Avenue, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Livingstone
Price Range: $64 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chanters Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable Lodge in residential part of Livingstone town with all rooms air conditioned and bath/shower rooms en suite. Single, double and family rooms all with breakfast included. Swimming Pool and a la carte restaurant. Lovely tropical gardens with al fresco dining. Handy for Livingstone Airport 8 minutes and 10km only from Victoria Falls. Airport transfers and visa waivers arranged. ... more   less 
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