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Protea Hotel Lusaka

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- Friendly mid-range hotel
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Great access to local shops and facilities

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Protea Hotel is a contemporary three star hotel in Zambia’s vibrant capital city, Lusaka. This comfortable property offers spacious rooms, friendly service, and facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. The hotel is located in the northeast of the city, within the popular Arcades Shopping Complex, with direct access to numerous shops, bars, and restaurants. A 25 minute drive from the city’s international airport, Protea Hotel makes a good mid-range option for a short stay in Lusaka at the beginning or end of your safari holiday.

The hotel has a spacious reception and bar area, and the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a casual dress code. A buffet breakfast is included in the price of the stay. There is a modest but refreshing outdoor swimming pool, with views of the city.

The hotel offers 100 spacious and contemporary ensuite bedrooms with either kingsize double or twin bed formation. Each room features air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a mini fridge, and tea and coffee facilities. Children are very welcome at Protea and while designated family rooms are not available, cots can be provided in rooms upon request.

Popular excursions include Lusaka National Park, located 15 km outside the city, which is home to the endangered white rhino, plus giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest. Another good option is a trip to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, where orphaned elephants from Kafue National Park are rescued and rehabilitated. Adjacent to the hotel, the Arcades Shopping centre offers numerous restaurants and bars, along with a cinema complex, whilst the vibrant East Park Mall and Manda Hills provide further opportunities for retail therapy.

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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews


  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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