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14/06/2016 08:52

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

Chapter 7: Lusaka
Chapter 10: The Luangwa Valley 

Chapter 7: Lusaka

Where to stay


[Updated 17/2/17] p.122 Natwange Backpackers really is one of the 'poshest' backpackers places you can stay in!! It even has a dressing gown in the wardrobe! It is in the north of Lusaka in quiet Olympia, 1km north of Manda Hill Shopping Centre, so away from the busy city. They have dorms & doubles & is very cosy & friendly. The website is, email is, and phone is +260 966 303 816. Owners David & Anita.

Chapter 10: The Luangwa Valley

South Luangwa National Park

Where to stay and eat

[Updated 17/2/17] p.248  Dean's Hill View Lodge is the only place to stay in Chiptata for overlanders that has real beds. The website is, the email address is & the manager is Andrea Frattolin. Phone numbers: +260 971 720 686 & +260 216 223 698.

Getting there

[Updated17/2/17] p.269 Travelling from Mfuwe, the route is no longer serviced by minibuses but instead coaches run by Juldan & PPDAZ (Public & Private Drivers' Association of Zambia). The cost remains 50 kwacha (2.5 hours) with a taxi from Mfuwe to the camps nearby (Marula Lodge, Croc Valley & Track & Trail) a further 10 kwacha (10 mins). Juldan & PPDAZ also run direct from Lusaka to Mfuwe & back every day, taking about 11-12 hours & costing 190 kwacha.

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