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This four star hotel provides stylish accommodation, fine dining, conference facilities and an exclusive private party and wedding venue. The Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel is the perfect place to experience the comforts of home together with the culture of an international hotel. This Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel aims to give all its clients a truly grand experience. Come here for modern accommodation in a classically designed hotel.
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The Mika Convention Center is part of the Mika Group of Hotels and is located in the new Waterfalls area. It is one of Zambia's leading hotels, with a choice of 120 rooms, 30 conference halls, 6 swimming pools, 4 restaurants, an outdoor amphitheatre, a tennis court and a gym. It is the first hotel ideally located just 7km away from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport along Chongwe Road.
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Sandy's Creations Resort is a popular Lusaka attraction with an African ambiance. It has a lodge made up of large, well-equipped thatched chalets, and a restaurant and bar. A ten minute walk will get you from the lodge to the more casual Mint Cafe, as well as the Skin Spa and Sandy's Creations Garden Centre. The resort also offers well furnished executive apartments for short and long term stays.
Renowned for their true African hospitality, Reed Mat Lodge offers a peaceful garden setting and a variety of accommodation options to suit different budgets and tastes. The lodge has a casual dining restaurant, a fully stocked bar and a well equipped gym. Stay within minutes drive from the international airport, University of Zambia, shopping malls, restaurants and the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. With 24 hour reception, their well trained team are happy to assist during your stay.
Situated near Lusaka's main business centres and major shopping malls, as well as other city attractions, Mint Leaf Lodge offers accommodation with a unique atmosphere of freshness and tranquillity. The centrality of its location makes it a great choice for leisure and business travellers. On the ground-floor terrace is the restaurant which provides a relaxing al fresco setting. The lodge also offers conferencing facilities with three convertible function rooms.
Roma Lodge has a range of spacious en-suite rooms and two fully-furnished apartments. The apartments are ideal for families or business professionals, giving the privacy and flexibility you may need. The extensive gardens and swimming pool area make a great place for relaxation. A conference hall is available for conferences and other functions 7 days a week, with a setting that makes it ideal for an event in any season. The lodge also has a restaurant and fully stocked cocktail bar.
Developed by Rhodes Park Developments Ltd (RPDL), The Gallery Office Park is a modern upmarket complex with spacious commercial units that provide great visibility, modern finishes, ample parking and 24 hour security. This contemporary development comprises of a prestigious art gallery for the Lechwe Trust. Annexed to the gallery is a bistro called #Social and an open air theatre for cultural presentations and performances.
Set in Embassy Mall one of Lusaka's upmarket shopping malls, Emperor Palace Casino offers a wide selection of slot machines and popular table games, quality entertainment and excellent services. This casino is committed to providing a world class gaming experience with the latest technology. The casino is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests. They do this through a unique gaming experience with attractive loyalty programs, and daily draws and prizes.
A boutique hotel offering accommodation for the leisure and business traveller, as well as conferencing facilities for corporate entities. EcoPark was established and incorporated as a business in 2016 with the goal of providing a blend of quality services and luxury at affordable rates to meet the needs of discerning consumers and corporates. The lodge offers accommodation, entertainment, an executive restaurant and 2 conference facilities with a seating capacity of 70 each.
Set in the tranquil surroundings of Roma Park, this stunning venue is an ideal get away, perfect for business meetings and conferences. Conveniently located only 5 minutes' drive from the Arcades shopping centre, the Retreat restaurant has developed an exciting new menu with healthier options. It serves a delicious choice of meals created by an experienced head chef, using the freshest ingredients that are locally sourced or grown. The friendly staff are at your service.
Inspired by nature, Mint Lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The cafe offers a wide array of delicious meals and drinks. Mint Lounge makes every effort to achieve a friendly environment where customers can sit back, relax, and enjoy quality food and great service. The cafe prides itself on using fresh ingredients prepared daily with the care of a homemade meal. Mint Lounge is a popular destination for business or casual outings.
This Lusaka lodge provides quality accommodation with 21 chalets, offering a comfortable tasteful living experience. Kwithu Lodge has an elegant restaurant serving continental and Zambian dishes, coupled with a bar. The lodge also offers conference facilities in a modern fully equipped venue for up to 250 delegates - ideal for quality corporate events. The chalets are built away from the restaurant, bar and conference facilities, offering a serene living space.
The Grill Shack is one of many new restaurants springing up in Lusaka. With an emphasis on Chinese dishes, this restaurant provides an intimate environment for guest to dine. It also offers a full Braii menu, a booking service for special events and outside catering to order. Their team of well qualified chefs are specialised in meeting varied dietary requirements. Note that on Sundays the Grill Shack opens from 12:00 to 15.30, and from 18.00 through to 22:00, it is closed from 15:30 to 18:00.
Fringilla Lodge makes an ideal place for a weekend getaway in a farm setting. The accommodation ranges from camping to executive suites. With an excellent restaurant offering a variety of food and a playground for the kids, families are guaranteed a relaxed time as well as a scrumptious meal. Fringilla offers 4 modern conference halls. The situation and setting of Fringilla makes it popular for conferences, weddings, school and church retreats as well as family getaways in a tranquil environment.
Set in a warm and friendly environment this is an ideal setting to unwind with friends and family. Keg and Lion is an upmarket restaurant and pub that serves a wide range of dishes, alcohol, soft drinks and fresh juices. Guests can watch all popular international live sports on large screens. Have your meetings over delicious hot beverages and access high speed internet or simply relax and enjoy live music and entertainment from popular bands. There is an option for indoor or outdoor seating.
The Royal Sichango Village is small and friendly, offering bush getaway accommodation for Victoria Falls. 'Meet and greet' transfers are available from the airport as well as Zimbabwe and Botswana borders. For self-drive guests or overlanders the campsites are ideal. Its grounds surrounded by dense African woodland with abundant bird life. The lodge has 14 en-suite chalets, a balcony, stunning garden views anda dining and bar area adjacent to the swimming pool.
Mahak restaurants serve tasty Indian, continental and Zambian dishes for large or small groups. You'll find four Mahak restaurants in Lusaka, one in Ndola and one in Solwezi. Situated in Roma, a pleasant Lusaka suburb, Mahak Lodge has 24 rooms - twins, doubles and suites. It offers competitively priced accommodation close to shopping malls and the city centre. Mahak Lodge is also a quiet events venue catering for up to 400 people (150 seated) - popular for weddings, private functions and conferences.
A meal out is always a treat, whether it's a large family celebration planned months ahead or an intimate dinner for two decided on impulse. Situated just off Makeni Road in Lusaka, Sila's Restaurant offers a range of Indian dishes as well as soups and salads, half chicken with accompaniments, and other international dishes. The ambience and beautiful garden setting, coupled with the delicious menu and excellent service, make it a great choice. Sila's Restaurant also offers outside catering services.
Lilayi Lodge located on a private game reserve that is also home to an elephant orphanage, offers beautiful accommodation. The lodge provides quality accommodation in its 12 elegant and luxurious chalets. Its restaurant blends African fusion and contemporary cuisine, giving an unforgettable fine dining experience. Lilayi Lodge offers game drives, guided walks and horseback safaris for guests who want to view a variety of wildlife including antelope, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and the myriad of bird-life.
With 12 suites, Le Dolphin's Grand Paradiso Hotel & Restaurant offers elegant accommodation and quality dining at competitive rates. Here you will enjoy self-contained, well-decorated, spacious and quiet rooms. The hotel has restaurants in two locations serving varied cuisines, a cocktail bar and a multi-purpose function venue suitable for hosting birthday parties and other events.
Kafue River Cliff Hotel is located in Kafue and lies on the north bank of the Kafue River, just 50 kilometres from Lusaka. It is home to the famous Lady Betty Boat Cruise which goes along the Kafue River twice a day. This 4-star hotel offers 52 spacious rooms - 48 executive double rooms and 4 luxury suites, all overlooking the river and all with en–suite bathrooms and modern amenities. There is host of activities for family and friends to enjoy.
A stylish restaurant located in a cool and calm environment at the former Polo Grill premises. Both the main restaurant and the adjoining Sheesha Lounge are decorated in a chic 'opulent barn' theme. Horse Shoe Steakhouse serves a wide variety of prime steaks. You can also enjoy tasty buffet roasts every Sunday, perfect for the whole family. Or you can relax at their fully stocked casual bar over a glass of wine or cold beer. It is an ideal venue for corporate meetings and social gatherings.
Marlin Restaurant is well-known and has both international and Zambian clientèle. Marlin Restaurant has built its reputation on its quality affordable dishes, in particular its steaks and modern take on Mauritian Creole food. This restaurant offers a selection of classic dishes with a clever contemporary twist, presented in a friendly informal atmosphere, great for spending quality time with friends and family. There's also a well stocked cash bar serving quality wines, spirits, ciders, and local beer like Mosi and Castle.
Chrismar Hotel Livingstone offers well-priced accommodation together with quality hotel service that includes a broad range of on-site facilities and services. This hotel is situated on the border of the Victoria Falls Game Park and just a five minute drive from the Victoria Falls. There's a brasserie restaurant, a bar and grill, a relaxing decked poolside experience and an inspiring floating restaurant and a conference centre that offers three venues.
With a mission to serve food that carries flavours, Kwesu Restaurant in Solwezi and Kabwe delivers creative, culinary excellence in a comfortable atmosphere. Their bar is fully stocked with a wide selection of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and signature cocktails. Every Wednesday is karaoke night - Kwesu gives you an opportunity to show off your singing skills. Kwesu Restaurant and Pub is also ideal for parties and other social events. Whether you are seated by their bar counter or dining area, their team does not miss a beat in catering to your needs.
For delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items in a casual environment, visit Keg and Hippo. There is an extensive range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits, cocktails as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Fresh food and excellent service has been their constant focus since inception. Whether you are looking for a trendy place to take a client, an intimate spot for a date, or a fun night out with family and friends, Keg and Hippo is the perfect place to be. Their team ensures that your experience will be welcoming, unique and most of all, appreciated.
Fusion of Flavours combines elements of different culinary traditions offering an extensive menu full of delicacies from around the world. The bar offers fruit juices, coffee and a wide selection of mixed drinks, beer, wine and spirits. This restaurant provides guests a sophisticated experience through continuous innovation, high quality food and beverages, as well as offering impeccable standards of hospitality. While you enjoy your meal the kids have a dedicated play area offering a lot of activities.
A new goat and chip experience offering a wide variety of freshly prepared and delicious food. Goat 'n Chips continues to add innovative dishes to the range, to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. The restaurant believes in using only the highest quality ingredients. At this friendly, welcoming restaurant, you will find the finest of food at surprisingly reasonable prices. The interior is modern, with classic touches running through, to create a crisp and clean environment.
The Royal Dil Restaurant, located within Acacia Park, is a perfect venue for family, friends and colleagues to get together for a scrumptious meal in an elegant and spacious environment. It is fast earning a reputation for offering some of the best Indian food in town. The restaurant has modern décor that sets the stage for an exotic Indian experience. You can also book all or part of the restaurant for your event, selecting from a range of menus, or choosing your own menu.
Ngolide Lodge is located just eight kilometres from the famous Victoria Falls, but within walking distance of the Falls Park Mall and Livingstone Museum. This wonderful thatched lodge exudes a truly ethnic feel, with beautiful rooms and an excellent restaurant across the road (Golden Leaf Restaurant) that serves authentic Indian meals. The lodge also offers conference facilities on site which can seat up to 35 delegates, with quality meals and snacks.
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Places to eat in Zambia include:

Take away restaurants

Enjoy tasty take away meals and save time for other activities in the comfort of your own home or office. In Zambia, there is a large number of restaurants serving a wide variety of take away food which includes chips, chicken, fish, burgers, pizza and more. Vegetarian choices and special set menus are also available to give you a whole variety of tastes. Restaurants typically pack the food in paper, paperboard, corrugated fibre board, plastic, or foam food containers.

Zambian take away restaurants take pride in their quality and high standards of cooking. They specialise in a variety of meals prepared using only the finest and freshest of ingredients to ensure your complete satisfaction. You will experience the difference in style and taste as soon as you try food from any of Zambia’s restaurants. Some restaurants offer a free delivery to all orders over a certain value and radius.

Fine dining restaurants

Fine dining restaurant sets itself apart from other restaurants on three main grounds: food, customer service and ambience. The menu gives diners what they cannot find anywhere else, both in terms of ingredients, creativity and taste. Customer service must be attentive but never invasive, with the kind of impeccably-mannered staff that can only come after several years of training.

Zambian restaurants offer an extensive menu prepared with high quality ingredients, the chefs are creative and the sous-chefs are usually well-trained to carry out the chef’s instructions. Customers should expect an enhanced level of service at a fine dining restaurant, chefs are prepared to make adjustments to menu items. Depending on your area, the cost of the food itself may not actually be higher.

Casual dining restaurants

Satisfy your hunger and thirst in any of the casual restaurants across Zambia. Restaurants offer mouth-watering lunches and dinners, seven days a week, so when you are in the mood for some steak, fish or poultry, there is nowhere better to be than at a Zambian casual dining restaurant. With relaxing and inviting atmospheres, you have the choice to eat out on an open terrace or covered one.

Zambian restaurants continuously seek to provide patrons with the best food, drink, atmosphere and service. And, if for some reason, they make a mistake or something is just not right, you are advised to let them know so they can fix it as soon as possible. So if you are looking to avoid some of the higher-end restaurants and stick to simple, tasty and more casual dining, there are several great places throughout the country.

Traditional restaurants

Zambian cuisine is inspired by the traditions and values of her people. There are about 73 tribes, in Zambia’s ten provinces all offering different versions of preparing Zambian food. Cultures all over the world love to add hot spices when preparing food, Zambia on the other hand, tends to hardly use any hot spices at all.

Zambia has a wide selection of traditional restaurants offering you an exciting and authentic African dining experience. You will be served deliciously prepared Zambian food in an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed. Zambian traditional restaurants have beautiful African arts and crafts displayed, of which most are known to have been done by Zambians; this gives you a traditional feel, while the great aromas and music creates an atmospheric dining environment.