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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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Mid-range

Location

Plot 230 Simamba Road, Siavonga 10101 Zambia
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Dennis Z wrote a review Aug 2018
Trinidad and Tobago48 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice lodge on the shores of Lake Kariba. However rooms do an urgent need a update. The bar service was poor with the bar staff seemingly more interested in chatting with friends. The restaurant could also do with some improvement as the breakfast was rather minimal. The wonderful views and enjoyable boat cruise however made up for the lodges shortcomings!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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shostito wrote a review Jan 2018
Abuja, Nigeria48 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good place for family relaxation, we enjoyed the boat cruise,swimming and the food of course. The service in the evening was terrible. We kept asking the waiters to bring the drinks and they took longer than necessary. Apart from that it was a nice place for the family to relax after the holidays
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 01 Feb 2018
Dear Shostito Your review is valuable to us, and we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit one. We are committed to investing in our property and have noted your comments. Best Regards Lake Safari Lodge Team
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Gh0st50 wrote a review Nov 2017
Lusaka, Zambia205 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I Spent two nights with my friends,went for a weekend just to relax and what we found was more than we expected, the place has a very nice lake view with very nice service.The surrounding are so clean and the rooms are of high class standard ,very spacious and clean.The food is prepared as per oder letting you have your meal hot and ready to be eaten,the breakfast offered is one the best i have ever enjoyed as it comes with almost anything you might and you can serve yourself to your satisfaction.The prices offered for the place are reasonable looking at the service offered and the time you spend there.I can visit the place again and recommend it as a place to visit for siavonga going people for great fun and excellent service.The bookings are so easy as you can simply contact the team and just what you have booked for is what you will find.Great place to go for relaxation.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from siavongaboy, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 10 Nov 2017
Dear Gh0st50, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our property, your review is valuable to us. We are glad you had a great experience at Lake Safari Lodge and look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange your next visit. Best Regards Lake Safari Lodge Team
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Mazuba M wrote a review Jul 2017
Zambia1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was there for the long weekend. Took the executive rooms. Great views of the lake. Very spacious rooms and clean. A little pricer than their neighbours kariba inn but all in all its a nice serene place
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from siavongaboy, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 25 Jul 2017
Dear Mazuba, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our property, your review is valuable to us. We have taken your review into consideration and have revised our prices down. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Lake Safari Lodge and look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange your next visit. Best Regards Lake Safari Lodge Team
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kudzayin2016 wrote a review Mar 2017
Lusaka, Zambia12 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with my family, we booked 2 standard rooms. The booking was for 2 nights and we ended up staying only 1 night. The general condition of the rooms are shocking. Both rooms smelt pretty bad, a moldy smell. This is clearly from humidity from the dam. In addition our room, the linen was old, stained and torn. The bathroom door room handle was broken off, and never fixed. The door was also swollen and couldn't be closed. We even found a frog in our bathroom. In my daughter's room, the shower mixer was broken, it couldn't be used at all. The general condition of the rooms is the worst I have experienced. I really felt that we wasted our money- and I don't say that lightly.

When we told the front office at check out, the team didn't seem very concerned.

Positives are the views of the dam are stunning, and the breakfast quality is decent.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2017
Dear Kudzayin2016, 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 20 years, serving hundreds of customers a week, and we strive to create the best possible experience for the community. Unfortunately every now and then we drop the ball. 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. Best Regards,
 Lake Safari Team
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Ntelamo J wrote a review Nov 2016
Lusaka, Zambia22 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay here. From the rooms, to the food, to the staff. As for the view, I could stay there forever. It's so serene and peaceful, and the air, so fresh.
The rooms are air conditioned with a spacious bathroom and a mini fridge. In the room, you can either use the air con or the fan.
They have 2 pools, one by the bar and another near the rooms away from the bar slightly not to far from the lake.
We took a boat ride in the early evening, our guide/driver was very helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2017
Dear Ntelamo, 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 20 years, serving hundreds of customers a week, and we strive to create the best possible experience for the community. 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. Best Regards,
 Lake Safari Team
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John C wrote a review Nov 2016
Harare, Zimbabwe488 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have explored nine places of lodging on both shores of Lake Kariba and rated this top. Exquisite executive rooms on the top offer awesome views of the lake. Excellent views from area surrounding the helipad.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2017
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, we acknowledge your feedback and your comments are very much valued. Best Regards,
 Lake Safari Team
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Mwamba S wrote a review Aug 2016
Lusaka Province, Zambia4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
lovely comfortable beds with a beautiful view of Lake Kariba.Quiet,peaceful.The food is ok.The staff are helpful.Although when its a very large group the service is slow.Siavonga is hot and so the weather can get unbearable outside but inside its perfect as the rooms ahve well serviced air conditioners
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2017
Dear Mwamba S, 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 20 years, serving hundreds of customers a week, and we strive to create the best possible experience for the community. Unfortunately every now and then we drop the ball. 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. Best Regards,
 Lake Safari Team
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Rajesh B wrote a review Mar 2016
Chingola, Zambia37 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the lodge is outstanding and one can get outstanding views of the sunsets. However, the upkeep of the place needs much to be desired. Just to name a few things - a number of hooks of the curtains in the rooms are broken, the toilets have not been maintained, most of the equipment in the 'Gym' are broken and it is dangerous to use them.

On the positive side, the managers and the crew were welcoming and ever smiling. They went out of their way to serve us vegetarian food as requested.

Overall - If the upkeep and maintenance of the place is improved then it could be an excellent place to stay for a couple of days.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 06 Jul 2016
​ Dear Rajesh, 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 are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! ​ We are looking into the issues you have let us know about and making it a priority to sort out. Best Regards,
 Lake Safari Team
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Colin C wrote a review Feb 2016
Chorleywood, United Kingdom79 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 3 nights in Feb 2016. This lodge has a prime position in Siavonga and the views over lake Kariba are spectacular. Service I received throughout my stay was very friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. It's apparent that they have a long serving and well trained team throughout the lodge and the whole operation is well managed.
Good quality was good with great meat and fish and locally sourced vegetables.
There's a large main pool and another smaller pool right by the lakeside. Wifi is good and fast by Zambian standards - but it's only accessible from the main areas as signal does not reach the rooms.
Rooms were clean and beds very comfortable with quality linens.
The lodge was quiet during my stay as its low season. I understand they host a few business conferences plus weekend visitors from Lusaka.
They are building a new dining area extension so there was some minor noise disturbance on my visit but I think the work is due to be completed by March / April this year.
I splashed out on one of the exec rooms in G wing which have a large shared balcony and big glazed windows overlooking the lake. But all the rooms have pretty decent views.
I'd recommend lake safari lodge to anyone visiting Siavonga.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Response from LakeSafariLodge, Manager at Lake Safari Lodge
Responded 29 Jun 2016
Dear Colin Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Lake Safari Lodge your feed back is valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We greatly appreciate your comments highlighting aspects of your stay you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future. Lake Safari Team.
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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 1,578 - R 2,202 (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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