Mama Tembo Cheza Guesthouse

The place to begin and end your Zambian safari

Leslie Nevison, founder and owner Mama Tembo Tours customized group travel Africa
“I have been a solo traveller for over 40 years, which may seem a contradictory claim from someone who leads tours in her capacity as director of a small travel company. These days, the joy of solo travel is related to the responsibilities of leading a tour. To create a logistically sound tour, I must experience it first for myself too – homework that is best undertaken single status. Primarily, however, I learned long ago that you cannot waste time waiting for the ideal travel companion. You are extremely fortunate if you find one. By waiting you miss so much! No matter what motivates your love of solo travel, you need to feel safe at your destinations. Many of my safari guests are solo women travellers. My Lusaka guest house was created with them in mind.”

Located on a five-acre woodland plot in a quiet, rural area of Lusaka, MT Cheza is a tastefully decorated (highlighting works by local artists), comfortably furnished B&B owned by Women’s Travel Directory partner Mama Tembo Tours. If you seek the peace of country living in the city, then Cheza is for you.

MT Cheza’s cottages will appeal to anyone seeking a unique place to stay as well as personal service in Lusaka. The one-bedroom cottage, which sleeps two people comfortably, opened in 2019. It is ideal for couples or solo travellers.

The two-bedroom cottage, which sleeps three comfortably, opened in 2023. It is perfect for families or two friends who want their own privacy. Services include vehicles on site for 24-hour airport transfers and early road safari departures; Lusaka tours; complimentary breakfast and catered healthy homecooked meals; and invitations to join the owners at the firepit and discuss the diverse and wonderful African continent.

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Silver River Ranch, State Lodge Road area, Lusaka 101101, Zambia

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