Zambia Lusaka

Mama Tembo Cheza Cottages

Incredible Place

A peaceful and unique place

Inspiring People

Sharing sundowners around the fire pit

Impactful Planet


The perfect place to begin or end a Zambia safari

Incredible Place

City Forest

A peaceful and unique place

Cheza is overnight and short stay accommodation, primarily used at the beginning and ending of Zambian safaris. If Leslie is home, then she ensures that she visits with each of her guests either over sundowners around the fire pit or by sharing dinner under the stars.

Relax & Play
  • Living Room
  • Sun Terrace
Eat & Drink
  • Dessert
  • Dinner
  • Kitchen
  • Lunch
  • Packed Meals
  • Room Service
Shop & Services
  • Baggage Storage
  • Desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Secured
  • Power Outlets
  • Reading Light
  • Shuttle Service - Airport - Paid
  • Toiletries
  • Towels - Bath


Each cottage includes:
Fully equipped kitchens for self-caterers and longer stays
Each cottage showcases local and regional artists
Our trees attract a diversity of birdlife
Listen to owls and bushbabies at night; sit out under the stars.


Leslie, Director of MTT Safaris, has lived overseas for 34 years in 13 countries, of which six have been on the African continent. Zambia has been Leslie’s home and business base since 2014. She has been in the safari business since 2005. She opened Cheza 01 in 2019 for her own safari clients to offer them an alternative and personal introduction to their Zambian travels. Cheza 02 was opened in 2023.

Mission & Vision

Mama Tembo Cheza are two exclusive, entirely private cottages on the MTT Safaris’ wooded 10 hectare plot in East Lusaka, Zambia. They appeal to anyone seeking a peaceful and unique place to stay other than a Lusaka hotel and have been awarded a four star rating by the Zambian Tourism Agency. Cheza 01 is a one bedroom and is perfect for couples and solo travellers. Cheza 02 is a two bedroom cottage and is ideal for two friends traveling together or for families. Personalized services include vehicles on site for 24 hour airport transfers and early road safari departures; Lusaka tours; complimentary breakfast and catered healthy homecooked meals on request; and invitations to join the owners at the firepit and discuss the diverse and wonderful African continent.

Inspiring People

Good for Couples Good for Solo Travelers Cultural / Creative Slow / Simple

Sharing sundowners around the fire pit


Leslie Nevison

Altered Host Member

Host since ...


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We have lived in...

Benin, Canada, Gabon, Greece, India, Ireland, Oman, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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The conserving of indigenous forest and wildlife is vital to our own survival.

Impactful Planet

Animals & Wildlife

Conserving indigenous forest and wildlife


Potable borehole water and Solar powered.
We protect the indigenous forest of Zambia which in turn preserves the habitat of birdlife, Vervet monkeys, Greater bushbabies, African Wood owls, Spotted Eagle owls, and genets.

Learn & Do
  • Walking Tours
See & Visit
  • Nature & Wildlife Reserves
  • Walking Tours
Give & Help
  • Animals & Wildlife

Our Location

Private cottages on a wooded 10 hectare plot


Plot T2 Farm 287A State Lodge Road, Zambia

Local Area
  • Walking Tours
Local Attractions
  • Nature & Wildlife Reserves
  • Walking Tours
Local Businesses
  • Animals & Wildlife