Tabonina Guesthouse

3 Maisoko Road, Livingstone, Zambia | Hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Travel Blogs from Livingstone


A travel blog entry by pwong


Safaris are perhaps the most overrated tourist activity you'll find in Africa, over-romanticized through film and television. Scores of tourists packed onto open-top jeeps, oohing and aahing at every little bird and insect, giddy like schoolgirls, as they frantically attempt to cross off each of the Big Five off their lists - lions, elephants, Cape …


A travel blog entry by pwong


Zimbabwe has a terrible reputation - infamous for being dangerous, for hyperinflation, for its corruption, and for its warlords, there is a definite ethical conundrum with visiting this country. From the steep $75 visa fee, to the $30 entrance fee to Victoria Falls, to the $4 beer at the park's cafe, even day trippers like us spend a significant …


A travel blog entry by pwong


Playing Sherlock Holmes and using pure logic, I deduced that I am experiencing the onset of menopause, since I experienced all of the following symptoms last night: hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, an increase in facial hair, insomnia, disorientation, weight gain, sudden bouts of bloat, changes in body odour, irritability, headaches, and body …


A travel blog entry by pwong


There really is a tourist bubble that exists here in Africa, with a different set of rules for us compared to the locals. Even something as simple as crossing the border is eyeopening, as we saw entering into Botswana and Zimbabwe. Sometimes it's blatant, where there is a dedicated lineup for tourists and VIPs, and other times it's somewhat …


A travel blog entry by ashah_008


Driving into Zambia was both a mission and a relief! It was a mission as we had to fill in various documents like temporary import permits, carbon tax, council levy, third party road insurance, etc, etc, etc. and for some documents payments needed to be made in Zambian Kwacha while others in USD, while others could also be paid in Namibian$!
< …

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This hotel, located on 3 Maisoko Road, Livingstone, is near Livingstone Museum and Abseil Zambia.
Map this hotel


    More great choices in Livingstone

    Search for more deals in Livingstone


    TravelPod Member ReviewsTabonina Guesthouse Livingstone

    Reviewed by pwong

    Lovely Staff

    Reviewed Dec 27, 2012
    by (78 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

    Even before arriving at Tabonina, I knew it would be a wonderful experience - I had been communicating with the owner, Laurent, for several weeks prior to arriving, and he was always happy to answer my numerous questions on local tours, transport, and visa issues for Zambia and surrounding countries. It's a simple guesthouse, but very cozy and comfortable, and the staff make you feel right at home - always smiling and happy to chat. We ended up in the family suite, which is a thatched dwelling that appears to be in the traditional local style, which remained surprisingly cool during the day and night, even though it didn't have any air conditioning. Would definitely stay here again.

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Tabonina Guesthouse Livingstone

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding