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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    • Excellent83%
    • Very good14%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “dry season” (7 reviews)
    “african bush” (5 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Paid Wifi
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    Reviewed 28 September 2015

    Spent two great days at Bua River Lodge with my teenage son in August 2015. We saw many elephants (>20 crossing the river very close by) and crocs close up on the sundowner evening walks. Long morning walk is also highly recommended. We stayed in...More

    Thank Adrian S
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

    Thank you very much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can make it again. We have had more and more visits from the elephants over the last few weeks and by this time next year expect that...More

    Reviewed 13 September 2015

    This is the fourth time i have visited Bua River Lodge and once again the place has taken my breath away. The first four days we were treated to 20 plus elephants from our private viewing deck overlooking Naming pool. One evening the elephants made...More

    Thank fattie31
    Reviewed 29 August 2015

    We arrived a day early owing to a mix up with dates, but John and his team were really accommodating and very welcoming. The tents are all very private, well spaced out so you get a real sense of being in the heart of the...More

    Thank luceontheloose
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much - despite the detour you had to make to reach your rooms due to our renovations! I hope we'll have the pleasure to host you again one day.

    Reviewed 9 August 2015

    Superb location. John and his team were fantastic. The cook deserves 3 Michelin-stars and John provides tasteful wines in a exquisite accomodation. We were able to do a 6 hours walk through the bush accompanied with a very experienced guide and an armed ranger. We...More

    Thank Alain B
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

    Three Michelin stars! Wow! Thanks very much from the cook and all the team!

    Reviewed 2 August 2015

    We camped here last summer for a couple of nights and the lodge location is superb. The facilities were great and very clean and the food was lovely in the restaurant, with a real romantic feel too. The birds around the camp were really good...More

    Thank Topcat_TC2014
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

    So sorry for the long delay in responding to your lovely review. Many thanks from the whole team.

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$55 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Central Region >
    • Nkhotakota
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    Nora B
    24 January 2017|
    Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
    You can't. It is quite a drive to the park gates from the main road and then another few kilometres inside the park. Ask about a car/taxi to the gate and then arrange the lodge to collect you from the park gate.
    Rex A
    21 April 2016|
    Response from buariverlodge | Property representative |
    Yes, we do. $10 per person per night. There are hot showers, a braai area and a basic kitchen for food preparation and dish washing. No electricity
    Room Tips
    "All tents we saw are nice to stay."
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    "go for at least a riverside room to avoid a nasty climb"
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    "Budget rooms had just a candle, bed, mosquito coil and mosquito net. I loved it, not for everyone!"
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    "The tents offer great privacy, and the feeling that you are truly in nature."
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