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Cafe Zambezi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shop 214 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there to eat local food and some unique dishes. Unfortunately, crocodile, impala and kudu meats were all out of stock. We were disappointed. Although, the local dishes that we tried were good.

Thank Teefanie C
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent free WIFI, fast service, super friendly staff and good iced coffee. Big screens to see the Olympic action.

Thank Joelli
Jakarta, Indonesia
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310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is recommended to us by Chris a Zambian. Located in the city and seems not so impressive from out side. Once you are inside at the open air back yard you will fell the atmosphere of Zambia there. It serves variety of food Western and African, meat, fishes and vegetarian. The food portion is very big 1 portion... More 

Thank Darnel-HDI
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food we had was great! We ordered a platter and it was huge. Please get a steak if you eat meat. The wait was long but, in the end was worth it so if you are starving you may want to take crackers while you wait for the food if it on a busy night. The highlight here is... More 

Thank Moni733
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the Traditional Zambezi Bream for lunch. It was the best fish I have had in Africa. When you visit the restaurant in Livingstone, ask for George.

Thank Eddiebee1
Somerset West, South Africa
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A vibey restaurant that you can definitely consider when in Livingstone .. be sure to order off the traditional, or African menu's, as in my experience these are the best dishes! They do however serve the normal burger and chips, etc. as well! Service was good, and the Mosi beers were ICE cold, a welcome relief from the heat!

Thank Danie_27081987
Brasilia, DF
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439 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A major favorite in Livingstone, this cafe has a wide range of different and delicious food, not only from other continents, but a lot of local options too. The prices are very good and service as well.

Thank Felipecampbell
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great place, quick service, fantastic food with many unique options such as crocodile ribs and impala stew

Thank joemillman
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Steven, our guide from Chris' Taxi recommended this restaurant and it was great. The traditional African food and desserts were served in the courtyard under the African sky. The best thing about it is that we were surrounded by locals, so we knew the food was fresh and authentic. The drinks came out fast and that was important. The service... More 

Thank justmyopinion1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

having a holiday in zambia we walked into cafe zambezi in livingstone for lunch after swimming in the devil's pool the service and the food were so excellent that we had to come back for breakfast the next morning...same lovely service and great food just a different day lunch was served by rabbecca - what a lovely person, so welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Caribbean, African, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 214 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Southern Province  >  Livingstone
  • Phone Number: 260978190059
Eat authentic Zambian and African food with the locals, enjoy Caribbean food including Jerk Chicken and Caribbean goat curry. Try our wood-fire pizza, gourmet burgers and extensive vegetarian options including our eggplant and haloumi burger. Get ready for the warm Livingstone hospitality and a good time in our candlelit leafy courtyard. Look out for our traditional dancing nights!! See you there!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?