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About Lusaka Backpackers

Lusaka Backpackers is your perfect pit stop in Lusaka. Some of our recent additions include our new own beach; a first for Lusaka and with real sand. We are now offering free Internet to all our clients. We are conveniently located right in the heart of things; close to restaurants, shopping areas and transport links.

Accommodation is clean and comfortable, and you can chose between Dorms or Private Rooms. Bed linen and towels are provided. Even better, we now have fans in all the rooms and are including a light continental breakfast in the price. For those that want to cook, we have a smart new self-catering kitchen that has just been refurbished.

Use your time with us to unwind by the pool on our very own beach, or chill out in the new beach cabin. Relax in the garden with a good book, away from the 'hurly burly' of Zambia's capital city. Relax at our outside bar, meet new friends, shoot some pool and work your way through our cocktail menu. Enjoy our delicious home-cooked food, served all day until late. Join in with our popular special events and catch up on sports on the weekend. Buy some curios from our in-house curio stall and help to support the guys in their own business.

We have a comprehensive travel desk that can assist with all of your travelling needs, including excellent safaris and great deals and advice on trips in and around Zambia and throughout southern Africa.

Our friendly staff will look after you throughout your stay and welcome you back when you return.

  • Response Time: 72 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 46
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Lusaka Backpackers Rooms

Lusaka Backpackers Map

Lusaka Backpackers is 0.5km from the centre of Maluba , the nearest airport 20.1km (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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