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Guest houses

Guest houses in Zambia

Guest houses are a type of inexpensive hotel-like lodging. In Zambia guest houses are private homes which have been converted for the exclusive use of guest accommodation. Guest houses tend to be owner managed, but with the owner living entirely separately. Most guest houses do not maintain full-time staff at night, this gives you a more private night.

Guest houses are ideal for business travellers and tourists alike, they also provide an alternative to staying at a lodge or hotel. In addition they also offer an extensive range of services and facilities and most of them are known for their personalised and professional service provided by highly trained staff.

Guest house accommodation presents some major benefits such as:

  • Personalized attention
  • You can prepare healthy and homemade food
  • Quietness
  • Inexpensiveness
  • Modern design

The quality of guest houses in Zambia varies greatly with some being traditionally Western, while others are owned by Zambian’s, offering comfortable cheap rooms for the local market; which are also quite adequate for tourists on a budget. In many ways these can be a good choice and an opportunity to engage with local people.

Guest house rooms

Guest houses often have few rooms, with a choice of executive rooms, family rooms, deluxe rooms, standard as well as double rooms. Most of the rooms are incorporate with en-suite facilities in addition rooms are usually spacious and provide modern designs. The rooms are supplied with clean beddings, towel, coat hangers and basics like soap and tissue.


In addition to accommodation the guest house provides conference facilities and outside catering all at very reasonable rates. Meals are prepared on request if preferred, visitors are welcome to prepare their own meals in the kitchens on request. Guests can enjoy their stay with the following benefits:

  • Air condition in rooms
  • Dstv (satellite TV)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Bar fridge
  • Swimming pool
  • Entertainment area
  • Backup power
  • Secure parking
  • Laundry service on request
  • Back-up of electricity
  • Water tanks

Housekeeping service

This takes place 7 days a week (this includes linen/towel change, removal of rubbish and cleaning).

Check-in /check-out

In Zambia most guest houses follow the rule of check-in time is 10 : 30 am and check-out time is 10 : 00 am. Early check-in can be requested, and may only be granted when associated rooms become available.


Zambia's reputation for being a peaceful and safe country has not made guest house owners to compromise on the security of their guests. Most guest houses have up-to-date security systems and highly trained security personnel to ensure the safety of guests is guaranteed. In addition most guest houses offers complimentary parking to its guests.

If your looking for a home away from home experience in Zambia, be sure to check-in and enjoy staying at one of Zambia's affordable guesthouses. Staff are friendly and ready to assist to ensure when you leave, you will be back wanting more!