(10 rooms) 609 Chudleigh, PO Box 35256, Lusaka; tel/fax: 01 286570; cell: 097 844675/ 807172; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some way off the beaten track, Palmwood was opened in 1980 by Jakob Mwila. To get there, take the Great East Rd out of the city for about 7km, then turn left on to Central St and follow the signs to the north for about 3km; the guesthouse is on the edge of Chudleigh suburb, near farmland. Double and twin rooms (one bed is simply huge!) are carpeted, with colourful décor and en-suite showers. Outside, in grassy gardens, there's a large terraced bar area and swimming pool – though the latter was being repaired when we visited. Meals are available in the small restaurant, with dinner at around Kw27,500. There's also a TV lounge, and car hire can be organised.