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“Friendly and Relaxing”
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Zigzag B&B
Ranked #2 of 31 Livingstone B&B and Inns
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
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“Friendly and Relaxing”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Lovely place to stay at a reasonable price. It's not luxury, but it is affordable. The food is very good at good prices. The cafe/restaurant is a friendly social place, but fairly quiet. Rooms are clean and comfortable. They are a little small but I only needed it to sleep so size didn't bother me. The showers are big with very good water pressure and hot water. Wifi works well in the restaurant, not so consistent in the rooms. The atmosphere is nice; I enjoy the eclectic/garden feel. Lynn was very helpful helping to book activities and just for joining in good conversation. I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Good spot. The owner very friendly and helpful. She even got mopane worms to try and didn't charge us, The food was good I enjoyed the Impala and Kudu. WiFI worked well. Breakfast was good with plenty to eat. The swimming pool was great(but I spent very little time in it because we were out most of the day.

It could use a backup generator for when the electric utility cuts power.

Shuttle service from the airport was good. You do have to provide your own transport back to the airport. Zig Zag is not to far from the hotel and is very helpful in getting taxis for you. They have resources to assist you in planning day trips.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Just off Mosi-oa-Tunya Road on the south side of Livingstone, an easy walk to the centre, this is fairly basic in accommodation but the staff are friendly and mostly efficient, and the food (including croc and antelope burgers for the carnivorous) is fine. The small pool is unheated. Reasonable free wifi.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Once again in passing through Livingstone we stayed a night here and called in a couple of additional times for meals with friends. It is such a welcoming place, with good basic food and a lovely garden. We did find it took a while for us to obtain sandwiches for our party of 9 one lunchtime, but they were very good when they came. Nothing is too much trouble and there's always friendly help and advice from the owner.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Plano, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you're looking for luxurious accommodations, stay at the Royal Livingstone. If you are looking for great and friendly service and assistance with your local activities with a clean room and plenty of hot water to shower with, ZigZag is the place to stay. We arrived about 1.5 hours late because of a flight delay in South Africa. Rafael was waiting for us at the airport. Lynne met us as we stepped out of our cab, gave us our room key and the planned itinerary for the afternoon. We went to our room, stowed our bags and changed and off we went to the Falls. Rafael drove us there, then over to the Microlight Airport. We went to the Royal Livingstone for a drink at sunset and then Rafael picked us up and brought us back to ZigZag. Dinner and off to bed. After breakfast, Rafael was back to take us to Chobe the following morning. We were met at the Chobe River by our water taxi driver to take us to Botswana. Once in Botswana, we were met by our Chobe Safari Lodge guide who took us to the lodge where we met our boat guide and then toured the Chobe Park by boat. Lunch back at the lodge and then a drive through the Chobe Park on land via open safari vehicle. Back to the Chobe River, water taxi back to Zambia and Rafael to meet us once again. We returned to ZigZag, picked up our bags from reception and checked out. All our interactions with the staff at ZigZag were very good including the restaurant wait staff.

It is true that the rooms are not large at all. The rooms were clean with fresh towels. The water was HOT and there was plenty of it which is a huge plus in Africa. If you're looking for luxury, don't look here. Stay at the Royal Livingstone. If you're looking for an adequate room for a decent price, ZigZag works great. Lynne, Mervis and all the staff are great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Choma, Zambia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend in May having enjoyed a tasty lunch in their very nice shady garden in April. The rooms are not exactly large by any means, but are furnished with thoughtful and practical details, including canopy (although a little grubby) mosquito net and plenty of open storage. The service is excellent and Lynne is respectful to her staff as well as friendly and efficient with her customers; this makes a nice relaxed atmosphere. This place is quite pricey but much nicer than a backpackers lodge and less than a hotel, so you get what you pay for. A 10 minute walk into town meant we found it quiet and peaceful, so we have booked to stay again and are looking forward to it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lusaka, Zambia
2 reviews
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at Zig Zag for one night in May 2013. And that was well and truly long enough. 130 USD for a room you could hardly move in , with ripped sheets and curtains that didn't close. I was being hopeful that breakfast would make up for the room but I was disappointed again. Unfortunately the fairly nice sounding breakfast menu for Zig Zag Cafe was certainly not on the menu for B&B guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Zigzag B&B

Property: Zigzag B&B
Address: 693 Industrial Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Zigzag B&B 1*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zig Zag is a small friendly B&B near to Livingstone town and only 8km from Victoria Falls. Our rooms are all en-suite with air-conditioning. We have beautiful gardens with a children's play area and a refreshing pool. Our restaurant serves freshly prepared home made food, with the best coffee and muffins in town. ... more   less 
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