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Jollyboys Backpackers Reviews

34 Kanyanta Road, PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia

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1065 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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We had a really nice stay at Jollyboys. They offer a lot of oppurtunities for daytrips ans other safaris. The atmosphere is really nice.

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for staying with us and we are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on safari. Returning guests really are considered the best compliment! Travel well!


Great, friendly staff. Will definitely try to return.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I have stayed there before and would definitely stay there again. It is ideally located and the staff helps and gives good advice for local activities.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Returning guests and great word of mouth really are the ultimate compliment so we would like to take the time to say ZIKOMO - Thank you!


Jollyboys is great and very knowledgeable on everything to do in the area. We are also extremely grateful to them for giving us all the info we needed for flying into Zambia. We would not have made it to Zambia without them since we didn't realize we needed yellow fever vaccines going between SA and Zambia (the US does not require it for either country). But thanks to Jollyboy's email, we were able to go get it the day before we left the States!

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We are happy that we could be of help to make your holiday enjoyable and memorable!


Really liked the place. Impressed by the quality of the free WiFi. Free airport pickup is really useful (especially for single traveler), mozzie net in A-frame (Mopane?) could do with a wash and a couple of holes fixing though.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to right a review - we have indeed already changed that net and sorry that it was not to up to scratch. We are happy that you were able to take advantage of our many services and that you had a great time in Livingstone with us!

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