Natwange Backpackers, Lusaka

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A new backpackers -- Natwange Backpackers -- has opened up in Lusaka, and sets a new benchmark for the others to follow. Be sure to keep this secret to yourself!

The Location

This hostel is located in the affluent, peaceful, northern suburb of Olympia in Lusaka, about two kilometers north of Manda Hills shopping complex, and takes a bit of effort to find -- as there are few signs until you are almost there! Head off the Great East Road, north along Kwacha Road, between Manda Hills Mall and the Monte Carlo Casino. Follow the plentiful signs to the NGO "Good Neighbours" and you'll find Natwange Backpackers opposite and round the corner.

Rooms and Bathrooms

We have rarely, if ever, stayed at a backpackers so well furnished, crisply laundered, and tastefully decorated as this place. It really is a cut above anything else you are likely to see in this part of the world. Recently opened in the past few years, it's dazzlingly clean. The rooms and seven-bed dorm are spacious and have colourful bedding and comfy mattresses. The bathrooms are few for the numbers potentially staying here, but the water is hot and towels are provided on request.

Common Spaces

There is a lounge with a large-screen TV and ok Wi-Fi and a lovely sitting area with cushioned sofas undercover in the garden. There is also a clean pool for cooling dip in the hot afternoons.

The breakfast area is also outside in the garden, and is the one thing that is just ordinary about the place. It's functional at best, but the breakfast certainly isn't! Breakfast is included in the price and we sat helping ourselves to the tea, coffee, cornflakes, and toast that are laid out for guests. When we'd filled up, out came the shakshuka, a Middle-Eastern dish of eggs, tomatoes, and mushrooms cooked by David, the Israeli co-owner. We were stuffed! The rest of the day we spent lounging around in the garden hammocks trying to digest it all!


The breakfast is indicative of the care the owners David and his Zambian wife, Anita, have lavished on their guesthouse and the attention they give their guests. They are full of information and ideas about what to do in Zambia and everyone is made to feel very welcome. This place really is second to none. It's for people who really want value for money and are looking for a quiet base within easy reach of the city without having to deal with the hassle and noise of staying right in the centre.

Front Gate Accommodation Building Reception/Lounge Lounge Back Garden Patio Swimming Pool Dorm Dorm Double Room Bathroom


Natwange Backpackers offers hi-quality accommodation in Lusaka, for a low budget. It's located along the city center of Lusaka, just 20+- minutes drive from the airport.

Come to relax in their fabulous rooms, with a free breakfast in their lovely garden and a refreshing dip in their swimming pool.

They have spacious rooms with extra bedding's and towels.

And much more...

Free WiFi / SPA & Beauty Treatments / Bar & Restaurant / Parking / Kitchen / Laundry / Gym / Shared Lounge / BBQ Facilities / Airport Transfer (extra fee) / Luggage Storage

Location and Contact


• We are 21 km and 20+- minutes drive from Kenneth Kaunda international airport.
• From the airport, exit onto great east road/T4 towards Lusaka city center.
• Drive straight till you reach Acacia park/Arcades roundabout, after bypassing university of Zambia and East park mall.
• At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Katima mulilo road, which will take you 1.2 km to Kabile road on your right.
• Turn right and immediate turn left to Maipompo road (you will see the sign to Natwange backpackers).
• drive straight and you will see us on your right.
• Or just call us and we will be happy to help and instruct you.



Address: Plot number 6808 | Corner of Mampompo and Kapuka Roads | Olympia park extension, Lusaka, Zambia

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Website Natwange Backpackers Lusaka
Phone Number: +260 966 303 816
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller





Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange



Gym/Fitness Room

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

Table Tennis

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: Yes

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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