A Home Away From Home

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Whenever I am in Lusaka, I always stay at the same lodge every time but last year when I was planning my trip to Zambia, I wanted to try a new place, so I started looking for short term BnBs within my budget on Booking.com. I didn’t look too long when I stumbled upon a self-catering bedsitter with free WIFI, DSTV, within my budget and close to the shopping centres plus a few ‘itembas’ (corner stores) for when you need tomatoes, veggies, airtime top up or you on your walk and feel like a roasted cob of roasted maize. I booked right away because it was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a place where I could make my own meals and stock up on fruit, yoghurt mangoes etc, and it was just the place.

Photo Credit: Whiteson
Mangoes 🥭 😋😋


Located in Lusaka, within 1.2 mi of Crossroads Shopping Centre and 1.5 mi of Leopards Hill Memorial Park, Furnished self-catering bedsitter provides accommodations with a garden and free Wi-Fi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 1.9 mi from Woodlands Shopping Mall, 5.6 mi from Lusaka National Museum and 6.2 mi from Levy Shopping Mall. Every room is equipped with a patio with garden views.

Manda Hill Shopping Centre is 6.2 mi from the accommodations, while Northmead Mall is 6.8 mi away. The nearest airport is Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, 11 mi from furnished self-catering bedsitter.

The property is located in a very safe neighbourhood and great for taking walks or going for a jog.

Furnished self-catering bedsitter offers a terrace too.

Furnished self-catering bedsitter has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 16, 2017


All units at the guest house are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, Free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower.

The units will provide guests with a desk, a kettle, a microwave, and a fridge.

The bed is so comfy


Whiteson and Justina speaks English, Bemba & Nyanja


The owner Whiteson, is a very great host! He made sure I was comfortable and I had everything I needed.

Whiteson & Justina

When I arrived the second time of my visit, I found some freshly picked mangoes right from tree in front of my window that I was eyeing the first day I arrived lol.  I even got a compliment one night on the first week I stayed there and I stayed another 5 nights on my last week in Lusaka before leaving for Belgium and Whiteson gave me a complementary ride to the airport. His wife Justina is such a gracious host too. They invited me to their family friend’s New Year’s Day celebrations, which was great fun and I really felt like I was part of the family.  

New Year’s Day celebrations at Justina & Whiteson’s family friend’s house….such great hosts. I had fun.
Whiteson teaching Ditimor (a guest at the BnB, who came to Zambia for the first time and loved it) how to eat nshima lol

I even had my own personal body guards (dogs), Luna and her pack, which guarded my door every night lol. I am definitely staying here again; I’ve made it my home away from home, I really enjoyed my stay there.

Luna & co ❤️. Aren’t they just adorable?
Music Credit:LIQWYD – Another Time

If you are ever In Lusaka and you are looking for affordable accommodation, I highly recommend the place, you will love it! I know I did because it exceeded my expectations.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Share with your friends especially the ones who love travelling!

I pray that this year will be a great year for all us despite the happenings going on.

Stay safe, stay blessed!

DD xxx

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