Georgies Lodge

Georgies is an awesome lodge/restaurant for a getaway. It’s quiet, and along a different part of Mutanda Falls than what is normally seen. It has beautiful views, especially the sunsets. The restaurant/bar and deck area overlooks the falls. It had a nice variety of food that tasted great, and service was fast and friendly.  The whole grounds are filled with different colored roses so it smells heavenly. I didn’t use the pool but it looked clean, and the kids that were in it looked like they were having a blast. There was also a giant building in the back that looked like it could be used for weddings, or a big conference. They have kayaks that you could rent out, although if you’re staying the night it’s free, and we were told you could swim but it’s at your own risk. The water was pretty cold that day so we opted out. The rooms/chalets ranged from 500-750kwa. I stayed in a 550kwa chalet overlooking the falls with a porch, grill, hot shower, tea kettle and air conditioning. Georgie herself runs the place. She is an amazingly sweet, and dedicated woman. She even offered to pick us up and drop us off at the roadside before and after our stay which helped so much. We just needed to work around her schedule a bit which was no problem for us otherwise she offered to book us a taxi from town for 150kwa. We opted just to hitch hike to and from Georgies turnoff, which was pretty easy as it is a main road. It should not be that expensive. I stayed there one of my last weeks in Zambia and really wish I found out about Georgies sooner.

Georgies Bar and Grill Facebook Page

Georgies is the pink pin on the map. If you are coming from Solwezi you will go over the bridge, and straight at Mutanda. If you’re hitching you can either get dropped at Mutanda, or shortly past it is the turnoff to Georgies, I believe there is a sign.


Bush Fire

Another quick outing from Solwezi is Bush Fire. It is a lodge/farm. I don’t have much details about the lodge aspect of the place although I know they’re on Airbnb ( If you’re staying in Solwezi you can bike here easily, or take a minibus/taxi out towards Chingola. What you can do there is take horseback riding lessons, or just ride if you already know how. It is 50kwa for about 1/2 hour to an hour of riding. It’s something different to do, nice date idea, and they have a bar you can grab a drink afterward. The guides are good at teaching and can take it slow for you if you’re nervous. We just stayed within the fenced in area but they said they have paths you can walk on once you know what you’re doing. I would try to contact Sue the owner to find what times work best. I went on a Wednesday afternoon. I found this place towards the end of my stay in Zambia, and wish I found it sooner I definitely would have gone more.