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“An oasis of calm”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zigzag B&B

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Zigzag B&B
Ranked #4 of 28 Livingstone B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen
2 reviews
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“An oasis of calm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Just spent 4 nights at Zigzag. Tremendously welcoming and friendly owner and staff. Rooms are not big but have very comfortable beds, plenty of hot water for showers and with a little table and chairs outside each room in the shade to sit and relax. There are also plenty of tables and chairs throughout the grounds and the restaurant / bar area also has a "comfy" corner. Again the swimming pool is not large but certainly adequate and most welcome on a hot day - I certainly made use of it every afternoon. Food was excellent and the whole experience so enjoyable I thoroughly recommend it - especially for it's value for money in a place where you really only have the choice of "backpackers"type of accommodation or expensive hotels. The reception area also supports locals who manufacture jewellery and crafts by selling them on their behalf.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thanks very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're really glad you enjoyed your time here.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stayed recently at ZigZag, Livingstone....delightful stay with great service and wonderful company. We arrived at 1.30 am after driving from Lusaka and found them extremely helpful. Room more than adequate - extremely comfortable bed, clean, and great food. Lynne and her team are very hospitable and helpful. Lynne went out of her way to make sure we had whatever we needed....including some German Shepherd time for one of our party. We were delighted by Lynne's heart for Zambia. Would highly recommend this delightful haven to anyone travelling in Livingstone.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback. It was really a pleasure to meet you all and to help you enjoy your time in Livingstone. We had some good chats by the pool, and of course, anyone who loves GSDs is always welcome!
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Customer service is exceptional and one of the best I have experienced in my travels so far which includes everyone from the front desk to waitresses. The rooms are functional with A/C and ensuite. A free pick up from Airport is provided. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable.

What makes this standout is the service. From organising taxis and taxi pooling, tours and answering questions, Mercy and Lynne provide an excellent friendly service.

Excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for the feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and it is nice to hear such kind words.
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

I've been to Livingstone several time, but this was the first time I stayed at ZigZag. I stayed here on recommendation of several other people who regularly stay here. This was a last minute booking and we found the process seamless and the staff highly accommodating. Rooms are not that big but they're big enough, besides, Livingstone is an outdoor destination. I particularly liked the dining area, but the real deal closer for me was the willingness of the staff and owner to help us and accommodate us. This is sure to be a regular stop for me and colleagues.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thanks for your kind comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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georgieporjy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

A very well priced B&B with exceptional service. Rooms clean, bar charming, great swimming pool. Just what the Doctor ordered following our three week Southern African stint. Lynne and Mercy were very kind and helpful.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thanks so much for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Southsea, Uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here twice in October when travelling through Livingstone with friends. The room is basic but has a seperate bathroom with shower and aircon. Adequate as a base when travelling. The bar and restaurant area are very nice, excellent food and breakfast included which is a good start to the day. Nice grounds / garden for spending spare time in. The location is about a 20 minute walk into Livingstone centre which is fine when it isnt too hot ! Lynne and her staff are very welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thanks very much for your feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

A must place to stay!
In fact the only place to stay, to experience the Victoria Falls and all surrounding tours/ places of interest and a whole lot more.
You cant find a more central place for visiting the falls, popping into town, local eateries and all the surrounding tours for both Zambia and Zimbab areas.
This gem of accommodation, not only boasts great rooms with exceptional cleanliness, ensuite, aircon, freshly laundered linen and mossi net protection but has comfort, is quite, secure and has the personal touches too.
Excellent on site restaurant/bar/lounge area, tv/wifi, you name it, ZigZag has it.
Beautiful secluded gardens with relaxing swimming pool. Dine inside or out in the manicured gardens under the trees/stars or just chill with a coffee and brill homemade choc brownie.
Lynne the owner and designer of this superb establishment, has made a truly family oriented home from home environment and is most welcoming and knowledgeable for any itineraries you can think of. Not only local but neighbouring countries too.
The staff are all like a big family and make you feel so relaxed and welcome. You wont want to leave.
Pricewise you'll be hard to beat this place and value for money you wont beat it.
But don't take my word for it! Go and try it out for yourself.

Room Tip: All rooms look onto the main driving in courtyard and are equally as good.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Lynne M, Owner at Zigzag B&B, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we really had some great chats.
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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 #4 of 28 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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