As indicated in my previous review I said that I would be staying in the Kaingo for my second visit to Zambia.
The friendly nature of the owners and staff was even better during this visit – they even put on a cocktail party for us.
However, all of the niggles from before remain - especially the unreliable internet connection (it has just gone down again in the middle of replying!!!) and noise - but there are three other factors I think worth noting:
1) Sport on TV: I mentioned that there are a lot of sports channels. This is true but SS3 - which shows the English Premier League matches live is not available;
2) Mosquitoes: the room is not properly mosquito proofed so as a result there were mossies in my room. Whilst there was a mosquito net on the bed this does not protect you when in the room during the day/evening; and
3) Payment in Advance: as before, I was asked to pay for the full fortnight in advance. Whilst this is acceptable for one or two night I do not think it acceptable for longer stays - this makes it impossible to change hotels and would cause problems in leaving the country early – as I nearly had to do by direction of my employer. As the credit card payment system does not always work – a day or two before departure would be fine.
So, my conclusion is as before – it is a good place to stay if there are group of you with your own transport but if you are in Lusaka for a short time on business, one of the more central chain hotels will probably suit you better.
However, in the right circumstances, I would use it again.