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Breakfast included
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Set inside the Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve the Bua Rive Lodge is a fantastic place to stay. We spent three nights there during a tour of Malawi organised by the Responsible Safari Company and absolutely loved every minute. We had one of the island lodges with...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

FANTASTIC. The managers, Donna and Steven, are very nice , and Isaac, thanks for your great meals, Juma, thanks for your beautifull walks, Alvin, Frank, Johanne, (and the ones i forgot) thanks for all you did for us to make our stay unforgetable.Elephants all around...More

Thank mwgraaf1960
Response from buariverlodge, General Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you so much mwgraaf1960, We were very pleased to read your review and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to host you again in the future. All the best, S&D

Reviewed October 29, 2017

We were told in advance that ownership was changing: the former owner left and the new one did not finish the takeover yet. Mangement was for the meantime done by Donna and Steven from Tongole Logde further upriver. They are very kind and accurate people...More

1  Thank RallyWise
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Bua River Lodge is a really special african experience. We stayed in the tents which felt luxurious with big beds and a beautiful open shower in our private section of the park. We loved the food and always had plenty to eat on the deck...More

1  Thank Maya_Ventures
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The Bua River Lodge is one of kind! A small lodge located on the banks of the Bua River. John and his staff are amazingly welcoming. The food is delicious, and often makes you wonder " how'd they do that?" when you feel the remoteness...More

Thank raerae123
Response from buariverlodge, Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded May 17, 2017

Many, many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed our food! And elephant visits have been quite frequent, so guest safety is our paramount concern. We look forward very much to hosting you again.

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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$55 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$55 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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zeldine d
October 24, 2017|
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Donna and Stephen
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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.
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"The island lodges have fantastic views."
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"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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