Lusaka is the capital of Zambia and a growing one too; one of the fastest-growing cities in central Africa. The city is characterised by constant construction of new buildings, many chain stores and shopping malls. Like a typical African set up, the markets are a hive of activity, from motor spares dealers, restaurants, hairdressers, fishmongers, fruit sellers and rows and rows of second hand clothes.
This lodge is located 30 mins from the airport away from Lusaka (i.e. in the bush) and it is the private residence of the Sardanis family. They have opened it as a guest house. The main ex-private residence sits on top of a hill with fantastic views. It has many reading rooms, billiard room, sunken TV-lounge, dining room and upstairs bar and sitting area with huge balconies. Large grounds with swimming pool, sauna and spa, tennis court, table tennis etc. Also included in the daily rate are game drives, walks and horse riding. You can also go fishing depending on the season. Service is personalised and nothing is too much trouble. They can provide supper for late arrivals, all drinks are complimentary and guests are free to use all the facilities.
Eight Reedbuck Hotel
A unique owner run ten suite boutique hotel offering ‘the best in service’ coupled with a truly unforgettable hotel experience that makes it a hotel of choice for leisure tourists and business travellers. The hotel has taken its design inspiration from the rich culture and ceremonies of the many Zambian tribes whilst incorporating a unique modern style and sophistication. The hotel has a fitness suite, meeting/conference room and offers complimentary internet access.
The hotel is located near the centre of Lusaka and 30 minutes from the airport. It is a 5 star hotel and aiming higher. Large poolside restaurant and excellent small restaurant called the “Olive Grove” which is expensive but highly recommended. A typical city hotel, it comes with wireless connection (extra charge) in air-conditioned rooms plus swimming pool and gym.
Lilayi Lodge is a luxury destination in Lusaka yet secluded from the traffic and bustle of the city. Set within vast fields of farm land, this family run business offers 650 hectares of unspoiled grassland, inhabited by more than 20 species of mammal and 300 bird species. The majestic Roan Antelope, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Tsessebe and Giraffe can easily be viewed as you drive into the property. A more comprehensive experience is also available by guided game drive or bush walk. Having recently undergone a complete renovation, Lilayi Lodge prides itself on its tastefully decorated deluxe chalets and superb restaurant – boasting a cellar with over 80 personally selected wines. The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, managed by Game Rangers International - and supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation - is a must see. The Nursery rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephant calves; a behind the scenes tour can be arranged exclusively for Lilayi Lodge guests.
Protea Hotel Lusaka
The hotel is located within the Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex on the Great East Road opposite to the Mulungushi Conference Center. All rooms are air conditioned, have television with DSTV, telephones, electronic locks and safes, hair dryers, wireless internet service as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Radisson Blu Hotel
The 142 room luxury hotel room is suitable for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel is ideally located on the Great East Road opposite the Arcades Shopping & Entertainment Complex plus not too far from Lusaka International Airport. With delicious dining options, a spa and fitness centre and flexible meeting facilities, guests enjoy a smooth and relaxing visit to Lusaka. All the rooms are spacious with overtones of classic elegance; each equipped with high-end amenities.
Southern Sun Ridgeway
This hotel is located near the centre of Lusaka and 30 minutes from the airport. It is a 4 star hotel and good value for money. The rooms have been recently refurbished. The hotel dining consists of an Irish pub, patio tables and indoor restaurant.
The Taj Pamodzi is located near the centre of Lusaka and 30 minutes from the airport. It is a 5 star hotel and was refurbished a couple of years ago. The Taj has 3 standards of rooms from the standard to the presidential suite.