Latitude 15 is an exceptional luxury boutique hotel, designed by travelers for travelers visiting Zambia’s capital of Lusaka. Inside, the coordinates-named hotel is a master class in all things Zambia, acting as a showcase for the country’s brightest artists, locally-sourced décor, and homegrown organic produce. Pair this colorful yet sophisticated Zambian character with a quiet residential address, and guests of Latitude 15 will find a lovely bookend retreat for any Zambia luxury safari holiday.

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From top to bottom, Latitude 15 represents the finest elements of Zambia—its creativity, cuisine, and character—all blended together to create a dynamic African contemporary vibe amid a relaxed home-away-from-home luxury. Inside this modern white mansion is part charming retreat and part colorful gallery, all envisioned and executed by local architects Tom Harvey and Gabriel Chishimba and décor gurus Gillie and Suzie Lightfoot. The result is an establishment far and above any other in Lusaka, with a never-ending supply of bespoke local artwork, a worldly palette of raw, natural materials, and enough class and character to distinguish it from the formulaic rest.

Each of the 18 guestrooms at Latitude 15 is sun-lit and airy, embodying its own interpretation of Zambian creativity and sophistication. Their contemporary elegance is straight out of an Anthropologie catalogue, their walls intentionally left white to punctuate the unique collection of personalized artwork, colorful plush fabrics, and ornamental handcrafted furnishings perfectly on display. Add to this deep soaking bathtubs, spacious living areas, Nespresso coffee makers, and complimentary Internet connectivity, and the feeling of home is undeniable.

The common rooms of Latitude 15 are a continued showcase of Zambian design, with leather, raw metal, and expensive fabrics all contributing to the elegant atmosphere. Even the cuisine adopts the best of Zambia by mixing fresh local produce from neighborhood farms with internationally-imported influence to create a wholly seasonal menu. Between its consistent Norwegian salmon, made-to-order eggs benedict, and prime Zambian beef atop fiery, fresh Thai salads, the restaurant at Latitude 15 remains a popular staple for locals and visitors every night of the week.

Guests of Latitude 15 can retreat to a range of relaxing nooks and crannies during their stay. Handcrafted cocktails and purified sparkling water bottled onsite can be enjoyed fireside in a comfy leather lounger, next to the swimming pool on a reclaimed wood table or umbrella-covered lounger, amid the hallways lined in captivating masterpieces, or even from a hidden hammock swinging from the trees.

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