Sunbird Guest House
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Sunbird Guest House

Plot 2898 / 262 Off Luska Road High Lands Area, Livingstone 10101 Zambia

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4.0
#9 of 19 guest houses in Livingstone
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Sunbird Guest House (SGH) is located in Livingstone, Zambia the home of the famous Victoria Falls, "The Smoke That Thunders." The Guest House is located in a beautiful country environment. We host both international and local guests. Facilities available to guests are security, DSTV & spacious parking, laundry service available. Seven rooms and one cottage available. All bedrooms have mosquito nets and ceiling fans with Air-conditioning. All rooms are non-smoking.
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Plot 2898 / 262 Off Luska Road High Lands Area, Livingstone 10101 Zambia
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kristens912 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brampton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can not say enough about how welcoming and helpful the staff were. The food was great. The person in the comments below who gave it a one star review are absolutely wrong and they must have a personal issue or something. Stay at sunbird!

🥰Kristen from Canada
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Roy12341 wrote a review Nov 2013
Lusaka, Zambia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a fantastic time there. Very beautiful facilities they have just an ideal place to stay away from the noise in the city. I really look forward to going back there with my entire family next time...bravo Sunbird!
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Date of stay: November 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms on the west side are quieter and spacious
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McDonald J wrote a review Nov 2013
Livingstone, Zambia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently on on the 10th of November I was at Sunbird Guest House, I really enjoyed my stay, the people are friendly. Rooms are well cleaned, their services are just what people need.
They really took good care of me. The staffs always put a smile on their faces and that made me see that for sure this is a place i need. Its a place that makes people feel at home and i would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wish to go there.
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Room 1 is super!
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Kefs wrote a review May 2012
Nijmegen
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have many of our clients (groups and individual) staying in this guesthouse during the year. We always get good reviews and they really take good care of everyone staying with them.

Enjoy!
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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nickster_1234 wrote a review Jan 2012
Goleta, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Sunbird Guest house for 2 nights in March 2009 while visiting Victoria falls. The room we stayed in was detatched from the main guest house. It had an ensuite and included basic kitchen facilities including a stove top oven.

The owner was a very nice person and dropped us off and picked us up from the places we wanted to visit for very reasonable prices. Continental breakfast was included, however, the staff were nice enough to make some African food based on our requests at no charge.

Overall we found this place to be secure and the staff very friendly and trustworthy. We would definitley consider staying here again if we were to visit Livingstone.
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Date of stay: February 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PamandJohn_10 wrote a review Jul 2010
Werona, Victoria
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guest House, was clean comfortable and the service excellent. Valerian and staff could not do enough for you . Would go back just to see them. Town of livingstone great and plenty to see. Recommend highly.
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Date of stay: June 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nebothc wrote a review May 2017
Lusaka, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is really a home away from home! I have just finished my trip to Livingstone. I had a nice time at Sunbird, my room was so nice with everything I needed, food was excellent, staff are wonderful people, very friendly. To me whenever I'm in Livingstone, Sunbird will be my home. I just love it! C. Nebo
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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MyTech T wrote a review May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I travel often via Livingstone and I would not stay anywhere else! The staff are friendly and always wear a smile! The patrons are always willing to listen to suggestions and prompt to act. The rates are friendly too. Keep it up Sunbird!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michelle M wrote a review Apr 2017
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this so called "guest house" for 1 month (Feb - March 2017).
I booked through the company IVHQ as I was completing a Medical/Nursing Placement with two other students from my University.
This accommodation was already chosen for us as part of our package.
The location is in the middle of nowhere. It takes an hour to walk to town, and I wouldn't say it is safe walking on your own, and especially not at night time.
Food - Horrific food! We ate out in town, or at other hostels most days/evenings as we couldn't face the food at the house.
To top it off we noticed chicken defrosting in the kitchen, which was covered in ANTS.
most of the vegetables in the kitchen were covered in mold nothing every seemed fresh.
Water- this is supposed to be boiled water! Its actually water from the tap, which isn't boiled at all. We filled our water bottles up the one day to find the water had a yellow tinge to it, and there were small lumps of grit/mud floating around in the bottom.
Everyone was ill, we didn't know whether to put it down to the dirty water or the terrible food.
They say in induction they only have a power cut once a month. In fact we had a power cut at least once maybe twice A DAY! we would have to wait an hour or two for it to come back on.
Staff - They really need to touch up on their hygiene needs, especially when they are serving us our food and they stink of sweat.
Also we noticed that food was dissapearing from our fridge, we asked several house guests and they have all noticed the same from their fridges.
We came back from placement the one day to find someone had been in our room and taken a phone charger. Very rude and disrespectful.
Also staff member begging us for contraceptive pills!!! shouldn't really be coming out here to support the staff (who have a job).!
We came out to Zambia to help the local community who are less fortunate.
Seating area- on the weekends when we were not at placement we wanted to sit in the sun but unfortunately there was nowhere to sit! It was either all covered over with branches so it was shady, and the one small seating area they had was covered in trees anyway.
Anyway, just a tip to other travellers reading this.... stay at BACKPACKERS in town its brilliant. I wish we had enough money, I would of paid to stay here for my trip instead of that hell hole.
Food is great, Staff are lovely and friendly, and the atmosphere and surroundings are fab.
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Date of stay: February 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anne Marie N wrote a review Jul 2015
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved every second of staying in Sunbird. I was there as part of a group, five teacher and ten 16-18 year old , high School boys. We were treated like VIP's. Our accommodation suited our needs perfectly. The only thing to consider is the electricity. The electric company has a habit of turning it off sporadically which can be a problem when trying to feed ten hungry boys. We can't thank Rebecca and Kennedy enough for their hospitality.
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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McDonald J wrote a tip Nov 2013
Livingstone, Zambia1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 is super!"
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Roy12341 wrote a tip Nov 2013
Lusaka, Zambia2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the west side are quieter and spacious"
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