Lake Safari Lodge

Lake Safari Lodge

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3.5
#2 of 3 hotels in Siavonga
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Safari Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zambia. We are an ideal destination for holidays, workshops, conferences and seminars in cool, relaxed surroundings. We are fully air-conditioned and have a very well stocked bar. The Restaurant, bar and pool have excellent views.The perfect Place to work, Play and Romance!Some of our facilities are:Business Services, 24 hour internet/email, Lush Gardens, Free Parking, Laundry facility, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Air conditioned bar/lounge, Helicopter Pad.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Mid-range

Location

Plot 230 Simamba Road, Siavonga 10101 Zambia
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RachelsKitchen wrote a review May 2024
London, England, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lake Safari Lodge is a wonderful place to stay in Siavonga. We had a great time by the pool, eating the lovely food (there's something for everyone) and the views over the lake are incredible. We had a 180 degree view of the lake from our bedroom.
The coffee is also the best I've had in Zambia, and we took back coffee beans to have at home.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Maurice Diamond, Owner at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 12 May 2024
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your review of Lake Safari. We're absolutely delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. It sounds like you made the most of our pool, enjoyed the diverse food options, and were captivated by the incredible lake views. We're especially pleased that you loved the view from your room – it's hard to beat a 180-degree panorama of Lake Kariba! And we're thrilled that our coffee made such an impression! We take great pride in serving the best coffee in Zambia, and we're so happy that you took some of our beans home to enjoy. Please feel free to let us know if you would like some more information on the coffee. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon for another memorable experience. Kind Regards Lake Safari Team.
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kapendwe c wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a nice place..Good value for your money..The Food is very good. Rooms are clean. The views are refreshing. They also have a new pool with a very good view of the lake..I would recommend this place to anyone going to Siavonga.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Dear Guest Thank you fro taking the time to submit a rating and review of our Property Lake Safari Lodge. We appreciate the rating and your comments are valued, we are pleased to see that you had a pleasant experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Our Front Office Team is available around the clock should you require any assistance with arranging your next visit. Kind Regards
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abergh255752 wrote a review Jul 2020
Lusaka, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room and views is excellent. Food is great and responsible prices. Very helpful and friendly staff. Definitely need to book three day's or more. Happy they busy with renovation to upgrade the comfort and privacy.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Maurice Diamond, Owner at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 06 Sept 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to submit a rating and review of our property. We appreciate the rating and your feed back is valued. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the not too distant future. Our Front office team is available during selected hours to assist you with any arrangements needed. Kind Regards Lake Safari Lodge Team.
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cletke695224 wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was wonderful, relaxing and such a perfect honeymoon. We loved the location and the scenery was beautiful. It was worth every penny. We would 100% come visit again and would recommend to anyone who asked. The staff was warm, welcoming and accommodating. Thank you Lake Safari Lodge for a honeymoon we will never forget!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Maurice Diamond, Owner at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to submit a rating and review of our property Lake Safari lodge, Your rating is valued and your feed back is appreciated, we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your Honeymoon with us at Lake Safari Lodge. We hope to become a regular destination for all your future celebrations. We wish you safe travels ahead. Kind Regards Lake Safari Lodge.
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Ungani2020 wrote a review Nov 2020
Solwezi, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to spend your holiday, they have amazing Services. I really enjoyed the beautiful gardens, the pools, the food and the amazing lake view. The place was not congested and it was nicely quiet.
Looking forward to going there again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Maurice Diamond, Owner at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Dear Ungani Thank you for taking the time to submit a rating and review of our property Lake Safari Lodge. Your rating is appreciated and your comments are valued, we are pleased to see you had the opportunity to experience all we have on offer at Lake Safari Lodge. The newly designed pool is really something special being surrounded by the gardens, We look forward to a swift return and hope you will have many more amazing Lake Views with us at Lake Safari Lodge. Kind Regards Lake Safari Lodge Team.
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Ojcaesar wrote a review Aug 2014
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Lake Safari Lodge a few weeks ago . After checking in , we decided to head up to the restaurant ; we received the most disgusting service , possibly the worst hotel experience thus far . The waiters looked at us and none of them showed interest in coming to help us . I called for the F & B manager , who was getting "High on her own supply" with her friends having a blast ! I informed her of the situation and her response was " I am sorry but I have never experienced such " and she casually walked away with no remedy or effort to show that she was apologetic and was going to rectify the problem . The rooms where filthy , the bathroom area was like a jail cell :
1. Broken Shower
2. Failed Open Plan Concept
3. Filthy Dirty Wall & Floor tiles .
4 .Dirty , cheap Chinese towels .
5 .Broken Bed
6. Large broken ,cheap, poor resolution flat screen TV with the cheapest DsTV bouquet which just acts as a decoration .
7. Half of the bed was broken .

Lastly the food menu needs to be changed the food is pathetic .

Beautiful view , this lodge has so much potential and could possibly be the best lodge in siavonga given a change of management and staff .

Please email me on chimbelz@gmail.com . I would like to discuss a few suggestions with you .
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Daveyboy6 wrote a review Oct 2011
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived September for a week. Weather not the best but the stay was well worth it. Traveled down from Lusaka - having arrived from London.
Have stayed here before but that was 15 years ago. Since then there has been some major refurbishments. There is a gym - residents pool - their own fish farm- one of best stocked bars I have seen in Africa and now air conditioned. The new rooms would compete with any international hotel and includes a double Jacuzzi, 55in TV and a panoramic view overlooking the lake.
Unlike the previous reviewer - I found the staff and management most helpful in all aspects of my stay - Yes, the lodge is conference biased, but not to the point i was in anyway ignored. A fishing rod was found for me and I caught a my first tiger fish even thought it was quite small. Water sports are no longer available at the lodge.
I made my trip to the Dam wall for the obligatory photos and a taxi was promptly called. The fare there and back was £11.
All in all, I had a wonderful time, my room was truly magnificent, meals were buffet style and I was continually greeted with a welcome and a smile.
COULDN'T FAULT IT.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Emma C wrote a review May 2011
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was a disgrace in terms of service. I was embarrassed that such service existed in my home country. I think management has changed, you cannot have such a beautiful place with such potential and just not care. The website says you have activities, it is a lie. You only have a boat trip that costs about £200 to the dam wall and back (1.30 hrs on the lake). To do any fishing you need your own fishing rods (how do I fly 8hrs with fishing rods), there are no water sports what so ever. This is not a holiday Lodge, I think it is just a conference place as Holiday makers are mistreated. To get to the dam wall so you can walk on the wall you need to arrange your own transport and find your own way there and back. I also found the owners to be racist towards black people. I would not recommend this place to anyone. If you want to do Siavonga, stay in Lusaka and do a day visit, the drive is about 2.30hrs. I should have done that. I was so upset that I spent about £500 for my 2 nights stay. I booked to stay 3 nights but could not take it any longer.
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Date of stay: April 2011
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PS L wrote a review Jun 2018
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful view on the lake Kariba, nice scenery. Wish we could say the same about the rooms. Once arrived in the room, we noticed that the bathrooms where not so clean as shown on the website. Shower cabin has one door, the other part is lying in the bathroom... broken. Leta's take a shower.... sorry hot water pipe broken...sorry...
After being repaired time to shower... or shower and bath at the same time, because water doesn't drain and you stand in your owe dirty water. When called maintenance guy, he assured us that it only takes 1 hour before the water has drained. Actual time was 3 hours. Once water was drained we could see what dirty water came out of the tab?? Time to sleep,... at least we tried, because there was a function for Rotary and loud music sounded till late or do I say till early morning.... 5 am. In the bathroom was the geyser switch out of the wall and naked wires could been seen.
After addressing these issues... the only answer is SORRY... end of story.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Jun 2018
Dear Christine L Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, we acknowledge your feedback and your comments are very much valued. We’ve been in business for over 20 years, serving hundreds of customers a week, and we strive to create the best possible experience for both the clients and community. Unfortunately every now and then we drop the ball we will be looking into the complaints you have raised. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect. Kind Regards
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sammy7004 wrote a review Apr 2015
Lusaka, Zambia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I took my family and friends who are visiting from abroad to see the dam wall and we stopped here for a spot of lunch, started off with the lady toilets smelt so bad of fish and then the waiter took our drinks order without writing it down and brought one wrong drink then once we were ready to order food the same waiter took the food order again without writing it down I asked if he would remember and he replied of course. Over an hour later we got our food which was shocking we wanted medium rare steak we got over cooked dried bits and wrong sauce for the steak came and when I told the waiter his look of confusion told me he forgot my aunts meal of terrine turned up long after the rest of our meal and it wasn't what we expected.
It is a shame as the setting is absolutely stunning.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 22 Apr 2015
Dear Sammy7004 We would like to sincerely apologize for the sub-standard quality service that you experienced in the restaurant. Lake Safari Lodge endeavors to make everyone's visit the most pleasant and I can assure you that we are taking the necessary measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. We regret that the situation was not brought under our attention while you were here so that we could have resolved it immediately. Thank you for your time to write us a review; any criticism we get is welcome so that we can improve our service and our establishment.
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Answer from LakeSafariLodge
Siavonga, Zambia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Trc-explore, I have checked availability for you and found we fully booked on the 24th Feb. Please contact us via email or mobile if you would like us to book you alternative accommodation at our sister hotel. Contact: Email: bookings@lakesafari. com Reception Mobile: +260962202038 (Call, Txt, Duo, Whatapp) Reception Mobile: +260978659584 (Call, Txt, Duo, Whatapp)
Answer from LakeSafariLodge
Siavonga, Zambia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Day Please see below contact numbers 0211 5111 48 +260 978 659 584 +260 962 202 038 Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any additional information Best Regards lake Safari Lodge
Answer from LakeSafariLodge
Siavonga, Zambia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Evening I hope this message finds you well. Our Executive rooms are very spacious there is a king bed and we could easily fit two single beds in this particular room. we hope this is helpful please do not hesitate to contact us directly should you require any further assistance in making a booking. Best Regards Lake Safari Team
Answer from LakeSafariLodge
Siavonga, Zambia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Day These are our current Rates Standard Rooms: Single K900.00 Double: K1080.00 Executive Rooms: Single K1500.00 Double: K1800.00 All rates are inclusive of breakfast
HardyLMS wrote a tip Jul 2022
Lusaka, Zambia47 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance"
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Ron V wrote a tip Jul 2022
Lusaka, Zambia15 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The bottom rooms near peninsula were fantastic, R27"
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Thembie D wrote a tip Feb 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe54 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lakeview rooms have the best views"
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TaonaN wrote a tip Jan 2022
Lusaka, Zambia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had room 18 and 19 - good view and close to the residents-only pool"
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Wattie wrote a tip Nov 2019
Livingstone, Zambia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Executive rooms have a lovely balcony where you can see the sunset and rise"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,618 - R 2,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake safari hotel siavonga
LOCATION
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceSiavonga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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