Chanters Lodge

Address: Lukulu Crescent, Livingstone, Zambia | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Lukulu Crescent, Livingstone, is near Livingstone Museum and Abseil Zambia.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsChanters Lodge Livingstone

      Reviewed by krusera

      Chanters Lodge excellent

      Reviewed Oct 1, 2013
      by (2 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

      Charm gal our, clean friendly personal service

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Chanters Lodge Livingstone

      Excellent Service


      Mr. Chanter is your man if you are looking for 'service', this he provides, which is unusual in this day and age. Mr. Chanter is an excellent communicator and will do his utmost to meet your requests.

      'Chanters Lodge' is a good basic establishment, with a nice garden/pool/bar and restaurant. The menu is extensive and the service price/quality is very good. Well located within Livingstone and only 10/15 minutes from the airport. Mr. Chanter is a very knowlageable man having worked within the Hotel/Tourist industry in Africa for most of his working life. When we return to Livingstone, we would certainly stay at 'Chanters Lodge' again. I can thoroughly recommend it.

      Go now and stay as long as you can!


      Having never been to Africa before I was simply blown away by my two weeks at Chanters Lodge. Everyday was a new and rich experience - whether white water rafting down the Zambezi or buying traditional beads and cloth from Maramba market. Lodge owner, Richard Chanter, certainly knew all the best places to go and things to see.

      When we weren't on an adventure like a walking safari or river cruise, my partner and I spent some serious leisure time relaxing by the lodge's lovely pool - enjoying the local beer or a gin and tonic! Most nights we ate at the Lodge sampling a great menu of European and also Zambian dishes. Portions were generous and tasty and well served in the lodge's gorgeous garden. Our room was very comfortable and every morning we greeted the Zambian sunshine with tea delivered to our room and a great breakfast.

      Remind me again why I have come back to London!

      Highly recommended


      My family and I spent 5 nights at Chanters and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very relaxing atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and helpful (like Zambians generally) not just with the accommodation but with the activities they had recommended and booked for us. The down side was the food - we liked it too much and came back larger than when we left - the game stew especially. Seriously though we'd recommend Chanters and look forward to staying there again in a year or two.

      Blair Commin, Sydney, Australia

      Un posto in cui 'ti senti a casa'


      il lodge molto piacevole, comodo, pulito e curato. si mangia benissimo e senza vincoli di orario. il proprietario e tutto lo staff sono persone deliziose, amichevoli e professionali al tempo stesso, pronte a darti una mano se hai un problema o anche solo bisogno di informazioni. great value for money. lo consiglio caldamente.

      Attentive management


      What a pleasant stay our group of 13 had at Chanter's Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. Richard Chanter was so helpful in providing plenty of detail about his establishment and assisting us in arranging three terrific excursions. The food was very good and served tastefully by his gracious staff. Our accomodations were spacious and clean. All in all a great experience!

      Best Food in Zambia!


      Spent four nights at Chanters Lodge and can truly say that the food was the best we tasted in three weeks in Zambia and excellent value! Really pretty gardens, secluded tables & chairs under thatched shelters, lovely pool. Bedrooms spacious with attractive fabrics and mosi nets provided (not that we saw any mosis......). Richard Chanter, the owner, is a great host and really helpful. Convenient location in Livingstone and so much to do, from Elephant Safaris to Bungee Jumps at the breathtaking Falls.

      Great place to stay while visiting the Falls


      Definitely to be recommended - a B&B and restaurant which has an extensive menu, lovely garden and swimming pool. It is walking distance from centre of town. The rooms are spacious,clean, en suite and well furnished with two additional rooms just being added which have the most delightful decor. Excellent service received form the owner Richard Chanter and staff.

      Very friendly staff


      The first thing to know, is that accommodation in Livingstone falls almost entirely into 2 camps - either it's backpacker US$10 per night dorms, or it's US$200+ per night hotels on the riverfront. This place is one of the very few that's in between.

      The location is in the town - no more than 20 mins walk from the market (although you can easily get a taxi for US$3) and has reasonable and very spacious rooms. The cost is way below the resorts by the river - if you insist on 20 channel TV, look elsewhere. Where it comes into its own, is the garden with pool, fantastic staff, and jolly good food. If you're not staying at one of the big resort hotels, there's pretty much nowehere doing decent food (unless you want chicken + chips) - this place does do good quality meals and seems happy to cook things up to order as well.

      The boss is Richard Chanter who's around every evening - very nice guy. When he saw I wasn't particularly well, asked how in detail I was feeling, and the next morning insisted on taking me to a clinic (very pleased I did when the doctor told me I had malaria !). Very few hotels in the world will do this kind of thing for their guests.

      The pool is not enormous, but the sunloungers are great if you fancy a lazy day doing nothing...

      When I came back to Livingstone a few days later, they were fully booked and had to stay elsewhere in town - Chanter's definitely had the edge



      I have made several trips to Livingstone now, and each time I stayed at a new place. I am pleased to report that I will no longer have to try out different guesthouses in search of the perfect resting place. Chanters was wonderful, and in my future trips back to Livingstone I will definitely stay there. The location is perfect, the grounds are beautiful, the staff warm and attentive, the rooms lack for nothing, and the food is amazing. I make both short and long term trips to the town, and Chanters is suitable for both lengths of stay. Mr. Chanter, the owner, is a delight to talk with, and his loyal clientele include many local residents. The result is an exeedingly comfortable ambiance and a wealth of knowledge about the area around Livingstone. I found it difficult to leave my seat next to the fireplace directly in front of the bar and tv, and no restuarant in the town can boast better selection or quality than what you find here. I strongly encourage any travelers heading to Livingstone to contact Mr. Chanter to set up your stay.

      Great Value


      A warm welcome and excellent food at this lodge with new pool and well furnished rooms. Lovely gardens.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Chanters Lodge Livingstone

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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