During the week (from Monday to Thursday nights):
You'll stay in a Guest House which is conveniently located 500 meters from the Medical
Centre. The Guest House has 2 separate dorm rooms (for males and females), each
with 4 beds in. There are also separate bathroom facilities for males and females.
Food and drink is not provided on this placement. The Guest House has kitchen facilities, so you will be expected to prepare food for yourself. There are no shops or restaurants around the Guest house, but you can pick up supplies while you’re in Livingstone
at the weekends, or there is a free minibus that travels from the Guest House into
Livingstone every week.
The area around the Medical Centre and Guest House is rural and quiet.
On Friday nights (after work has finished), you will be transported to Livingstone
(approx. 45 minutes drive) to stay in a small, modern, and lively hostel situated
in the centre of town.
You'll stay here for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This will enable you
to do more during your time off at the weekends and allow you to meet other people.
On Monday mornings, you will be transported back to the Guest House near to the
Medical Centre, in time to begin your working week.
You'll live in a small, modern, and lively hostel situated in the center of Livingstone.
The hostel has a very large private garden shaded with huge mango trees, and a crystal
clear swimming pool. It also has a lively, sociable bar area where many activities
Wi-Fi / Internet: There is Wi-Fi / Internet access available in the hostel in Livingstone.
Livingstone has a Colonial feel to it and you will find a wide variety of restaurants,
bars, and shops. Your accommodation is ideally situated and can offer excellent
trips to places such as Lusaka.
You'll share a room with other other volunteers or guests of mixed gender.
There is a local supermarket for you to buy food from and the hostel has cooking
facilities for you to use or you can pay for meals at the hostel if you wish. Even
better still why not try out some local dishes for a real Zambian experience!
At the time of writing, facilities at the hostel include; a swimming pool, recreation
room with TV, internet cafe with internet access, a dining and kitchen area where
food can be stored. There is also access to telephones.
The hostel also has an in-house booking centre, where many local activities can
be booked (wildlife safaris, river cruises, river gorges, bungee jumping, white
water rafting, treks, etc). They guarantee to offer the best deals in town and to
beat any other lodge or booking centre!
Many guests comment on the quality of the Hostel staff. They are their greatest
asset and many have worked for them for over four years and some have been there
since the Hostel opened. Staff turnover is very low and a family atmosphere has
been created that adds tremendously to their guests' enjoyment.
The Hostel is also involved in a number of community projects. Recently they raised
over US $2,000 for a local school. They sponsor a local youth football team, the
police regatta team, local fund raising events and an annual day out for orphaned
children on World tourism Day. They also sponsor Independence day celebrations.
There are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other volunteers and tourists.