There are about 15 room laid out in an L shape on one side of a nice, gravel courtyard. Three of us stayed in room #9 at the Zig Zag, which is the family room, consisting of a queen sized bed and twin bunk beds. The lower bed has very little head room but all beds were very comfortable. Room #9 had a nice bathroom, air conditioning and good lighting. Note that the bathroom doors were made from bamboo reeds. Since it's a three bed room, chances are good you'll be sharing the room so a little more privacy in the bathroom would have been nice.
There are chairs and small tables outside each room. Unfortunately, a couple of slobs in Room #10 used the tables as their personal garbage can, leaving trash and empty bottles for the staff to clean up.
The restaurant and check in area are great. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. Check-in was easy we ate both lunch and dinner in the restaurant. Smoothies are excellent, nachos, top notch, and good burgers and sandwiches. The breakfast is also great. Fresh eggs and very good coffee is a great way to start the day. It was chilly in the morning so bundle up since the restaurant is quite open to the elements. There is also a nice selection of crafts in the reception area and the prices are good if you don't have a chance to get to the market in town.
The outside patio area is great and was often filled with people with a beer or coffee. The pool was really nice. Very chilly, but very refreshing.
My only beef is that we got our cleaning done and a few pieces went missing. It was my fault not to check when I got the bag of clean clothes back, since we were in a hurry to get to the airport. When I found out we were missing a few things, it was too late to contact them. I'd suggest checking as soon as you get your things back to make sure they're all there.
Wifi was available in the reception area but did not work in the room (although room 9 is the farthest from the reception area.)
It is a long walk into town. I'd suggest taking a taxi which is easily arranged by reception.
Great place, I'd stay there again in a heart beat.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Zigzag Hotel Livingstone
- Zigzag Bed And Breakfast