Accommodation suggestions


Livingstone Backpackers $ (dogs allowed) – colorful and full of life backpackers with a nice new pool.

Jollyboys Backpackers $ (dogs allowed) – nice and more peaceful than the one before, with good food and a cute pool.

Fawlty Towers $

Waterfront Victoria Falls $$ – while staying here you will enjoy the best sunsets on the Zambezi River. Rooms and tents available. They have 2 pools.

For some luxury

AVANI $$$ – a large resort on the Victoria Falls National Park. All clients of Avani have free pass to the Victoria Falls. Beautiful food, pool, and wildlife on the property.

David Livingstone $$$ – a large colonial hotel on the edge of the River Zambezi, where you can enjoy the magical African sunsets from its terrace or, even better, from its infinity pool.


Lusaka Backpackers $ (dogs allowed) – colorful dorms, rooms, and a safari tents available in the middle of the city, with two awesome extras, a nice pool and delicious food available.

Wanderers Lodge $ (dogs allowed) – mainly a camping site also for overlanders, but have dorms and rooms. They have a big lawn of green grass. It is a very nice place to relax in the big city. Don´t have your own tent, Wanderers also have Safari tents available.

For some luxury

Protea Hotel by Marriott Lusaka $$ – if you need some luxury in Lusaka, this is totally the place. Gorgeous breakfast, very nice and big rooms, good menu,…

South Luangwa

Marula Lodge $ – $$ – The best option to stay at South Luangwa. The food is all freshly handmade and it is just so delicious, 8h of safari a day, pool and all this on the edge of the river where in the afternoons the elephants cross back to the National Park. They have dorms, chalets and family rooms. It is usual to see wildlife on their property, that is why as soon the sun sets you have to be with a guard all the time. We have seen elephants, hippos and giraffes while our stay here literally few steps of our room.

Elephants crossing the river to the National Park at sunset from Marula Lodge


Mukwa Lodge $$ – colonial Eurpean place where the rooms are nice and the food is very good.


Protea Hotel $$ – Chingola, the mining town, has few options to offer, and all are quite similar. We have stayed at Protea and it is quite ok, rooms are big and nice, beautiful pool and ok breakfast.


Dean Hills Lodge  $ (dogs allowed) – It is a very nice camping site owned by a young couple. It is nice and the staff are very nice.

Of course there are much more other options than these ones, but as we travel with our dog Ging we don’t have a big list of places to go. Although, these are the places we have been at some point of our stay in Zambia and, also, are the ones that we totally recommend.