Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers Backpackers Lodge & Guest-house was voted best backpackers in Zambia 2015 by Hostelworld and winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and winner of a TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2020 and 2021.

Fawlty Towers is only 8km from the stunning Victoria Falls and a stone's throw away from the supermarket and Livingstone's most popular restaurants, bars, cafés, bureau de change, banks, atms and taxis.

The Lodge has a relaxed atmosphere; with lush, green, private gardens shaded by mango trees, a crystal clear swimming pool, a bar, free wifi, a boutique salon, BBQ facilities, a self-catering kitchen and an in-house cook famous for her home cooking and for her free pancakes which are served daily. Fawlty Towers has an activities office and can help you to plan and book (at operator rates) any of the many activities in and around Livingstone. We only book with the best!

Fawlty Towers welcomes a variety of age groups (regret no children under 5 years) offering dormitory accommodation to those on a budget and private rooms including Deluxe Suites to those who prefer private accommodation. The lodge also takes bookings for groups and can cater for your specific needs.

Ordinarily, when we are not in a pandemic, Fawlty Towers provides free airport pick-ups on request as well as a free daily shuttle to the Victoria Falls.

“An oasis in the heart of Livingstone'” (Lonely Planet)

Deluxe Double / Twin ensuite @ USD 70 per room per night
Standard Double / Twin en-suite @ USD 45 per room per night
Standard Basic Twin ensuite @ USD 35 per room per night
4 Bunk-Bed en-suite @ USD 55 per room per night (equivalent to USD 13.75 per person sharing)
Dorm bed @ USD 12 per bed per night

We are currently throwing in a free mini breakfast to those booked into Double and Twin rooms. (This special is subject to change, please enquire.)

If you are resident in Zambia, you may qualify for any resident’s
specials we may have on offer. Please enquire via whatsapp on


  • Free Airport Pick Up on Arrival outside Covid times
  • Free Morning Shuttle to the Victoria Falls outside Covid times
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Pancakes every afternoon
  • Free Tea and Coffee All Day
  • 24 hour security
  • Safe Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • DSTV in the bar
  • Pamper Me Day Salon
  • Residents Bar