1. Zambia
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  3. Tiko Lodge

Tiko Lodge

10br Home/Apartment
Eastern Province,Zambia
  • Parking
Good3 reviews


The Space

The Guest House is part of Tikondane Community Centre. Accommodation varies from self-contained family rooms to simple dormitories, as well as a campground, with prices ranging from ZMK30 to ZMK130. Accommodation Options and Rates: Camping per person ZMW 25 Dormitory bed ZMW 30 Single room – shared bathroom ZMW 60 Twin Room – ablution block ZMW 80 Double/twin room – shared bathroom ZMW 80 Double room/twin – self contained ZMW 100 Double room/twin – with hot shower ZMW 110 Doube room/twin – with hot shower & fridge ZMW 120 Triple room – self contained ZMW 120 Triple room – self contained with hot shower ZMW 130 Family room – double and bunk beds, own toilet ZMW 130

Guest Access

Tiko’s restaurant serves up three delicious meals a day including local traditional delicacies, or if you prefer we also have Western options. The Tiko garden and farm supply the restaurant with produce. There is an Internet Cafe on site at very reasonable rates. There are games and Table Tennis available for use on the veranda. Bicycle Hire is also available. Tiko Lodge makes its own bread, jam and peanut butter, all of which is for sale and you can also learn how to make these yourself. There is a variety of Tours and Cultural excursions bookable including a showing of the Ghost Dance which is recognised by UNESCO.

Interaction with Guests

Staying at Tikondane is authentic ethical travel. ALL income from visitors and tourism goes straight back into Tiko, so your stay directly helps the people in our community. The Tiko crew will always be about for a chat or advice on local sights. There is a school on site so expect to meet lots of little ones! Also, you will see villagers collecting water from the onsite wells and attending HIV/AIDs counselling on a daily basis.

The Neighborhood

The Eastern province sadly remains as one of the poorest regions of the world, with people relying heavily on subsistence farming for survival. By staying here you won’t change the world, but you will help to make a difference to the lives of one or a few people. And we think that’s important. Much of daily life in Eastern Province is still heavily influenced by traditional beliefs and practices. In the villages there is still the spirit of the gift society, where things are not sold but given and where everything is shared. It is because of the reliability of the extended family that people can survive a national unemployment figure of 80% and don’t feel needy. On the contrary, they seem to truly know about happiness. Situated close to Katete in Eastern Province, Zambia, Tikondane is ideally located as a stop off on the route to numerous tourist destinations: - Many people stay at Tikondane as a break from the road on the way to South Luangwa National Park, renowned as one of Africa’s best wildlife parks. Mfuwe is the closest town. - Close to the border with Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Getting Around

Tiko transfer If you’re arriving for the first time we can collect you from Lilongwe airport. Please contact us for current private transfer prices. Public transport From Lusaka: Several buses leave from Lusaka Intercity Bus station each day and take about 7 hours. You can ask the bus to drop you here or just get off at Katete bus station and get a local taxi back to us in 5 minutes. From Lilongwe: You can get a private taxi or public minibus to the Zambian border. Pass through Immigration, and get a Zambian taxi to Chipata, changing there for Katete. Don’t forget your passport and Yellow Fever certificate. This takes about 6 hrs.

Other Things to Note

You can also stay longer and volunteer with us here at Tiko! Contact us for more (EMAIL HIDDEN)

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  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets live on this property
  • Dog(s)
  • Other pet(s)
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Suitable for events
  • Washer
  • Essentials
16 - Real Bed

Place's rules

There is no smoking in the rooms at Tiko.


Katete, Eastern, Zambia

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Good90% - 3 reviews
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