(4 double rooms, 28 beds in 3 dorms) Plot 9965 Makanta Close, PO Box 33284, Lusaka; tel/fax: 01 222450; cell: 096 430867; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opened in early 2003, Carole Kirkley's new place is modern, light, airy and clean, with colourful murals depicting Zambian life and attractions, and secure parking. Double and triple rooms share a bath and toilet (the triples have a fan and facilities to make hot drinks). Laundry can be done for US$4/Kw20,000. There's also a guest kitchen and an attractive dining area; meals from a surprisingly broad menu average US$3/Kw15,000, or you can order a takeaway from the local Indian – Premium at 61 Great East Rd. Despite the name, it's proving more popular with the local market than with backpackers, perhaps because it's all quite tidy and organised.