The SpaceBongwe's Big Bush Bar and Guest House is fantastic affordable home-away-from-home. Whether you are in town for business, pleasure or just passing through, our centrally located guest house is a great place to catch up with old friends or create new ones.
We have two room types which are either ensuite or with a shared bathroom. The $50 rate quoted is for the shared bathroom option, but an upgrade can be made and discussed if you prefer the ensuite option. The rates include a basic self service continental breakfast, housekeeping, laundry, free wifi and secure parking.
There is a lovely little restaurant in house serving hearty pub grub will serve you well if you don’t feel like going out to eat. But we can also recommend a number of good places around town to eat if you do.
As well as being a guest house we have a lively members bar on site which this can be a little loud over a weekend, but does not bother many people.
Also, as it is member's only everyone is very friendly and it is a safe environment for both solo and group travelers. It is also a great place to meet locals and like minded people experience a little piece of Lusaka night life.
We are close to the two main shopping malls, Arcades and Manda Hill (2 & 4kms respectively) and our new location is now right next to a small little mall called Foxdale Court. In this little spot you will find a couple of restaurants, a delicious ice cream shop and a nice open air bar on the top if you feel like spoiling yourself.
We're a 2 minute walk to a bus stop, but we'd prefer you use taxis as the minibuses can be a little crazy. k25 (approx $3) to the shops and k40 (approx $5) to the central bus/coach station.
We're 20 mins from the airport and can arrange an airport transfer for you at k200 (approx $30) each way.
Our sister company Bongwe Safaris operates from our guest house offering 4 days safaris departing to the Kafue National Park each week.
With brother and sister owners Alec and Stacey Cole along with the rest of the senior team Jairos, Claudia, Zorana and Novias you won’t be short of friendly faces as soon as you arrive. Guest AccessOn site we have a swimming pool, bar, pool table, restaurant and beautiful gardens.
We are also situated directly next to a bakery, shopping complex with a Spar, internet cafe, cocktail bar, pizza take away and most awesome...and ice cream shop! YUM! Interaction with GuestsYou will be lucky to get a word in edgewise around any of the Bongwe staff. We love what we do and love having you stay with us! The NeighborhoodAgain, it is great as we live right next door to a shopping complex and bakery and so never short for a tasty takeaway. But our own kitchen is famous for it's chicken pies, burgers and juicy t-bones!
Getting AroundWe are on a mini bus route so you can get around cheaply if you like, but also simple to get a taxi too.
Just 10 minutes from the major shopping malls Arcades and Manda Hill Other Things to NoteWe have a bar on site. As you can see from reviews, it can be quite loud over a weekend and we do not hide this fact. However, it is fairly quiet mid-week and so you won't be disturbed.
We have really friendly Lusaka residents coming in to drink with us and so hope that you will join us and enjoy!