We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bushbuck River House

Save
Traveler (137)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (16)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Ratings
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travelers talk about
“great hosts”(9 reviews)
“other guests”(13 reviews)
View all reviews
What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bushbuck River House is set in 105 acres of bush on the banks of the Zambezi, 16km from Livingstone. It is the first property beyond the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The house is an owner-run traditional Zambian farmhouse, which has been renovated and thatched to a high standard. All...
View all hotel information
Location and contact
Plot 1607 Liyoyelo Farm | off Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 60060, Zambia
5.7 miles to Livingstone Airport
View nearby attractions and restaurants
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
Jul 29Jul 30
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 4 partner sites to see rooms from $182.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Livingstone hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "bb53876e13cb4575a331c6a4ced8c7fd", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1742229,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[72633406],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":29,"month":7,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":30,"month":7,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":214,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"bb53876e13cb4575a331c6a4ced8c7fd","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":214,"lowestMetaPrice":182,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":214,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":214,"lowestMetaPrice":182,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":214,"hotelName":"Bushbuck River House","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImJiNTM4NzZlMTNjYjQ1NzVhMzMxYzZhNGNlZDhjN2ZkIiwiQUlLIjoiMWMyYzQxM2ZmMThkNDRjN2IzNTI0MTMyMmVmZGYyNGUifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "07/29/2018", "checkOut": "07/30/2018", "lowestPrice": "$182", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"72633406":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (154)
Filter reviews
149 results
Traveler rating
129
17
0
1
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
129
17
0
1
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgreat hostsother gueststour of the propertybuffalo herdday trippatio watchingvictoria fallslivingstone islandinteresting conversationplace to staychobe national parkstayed here for three nightsan amazing placelocal marketsouthern africaeach eveninga wonderful stay
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 149 reviews
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I loved my time at Bushbuck River House the only thing bad about it was it was too short. In that short time Linda helped us maximize it by organizing and coordinating all of our activities. The food, the people, the property all are great....More

1  Thank Joey M
Response from Oriel S, Manager at Bushbuck River HouseResponded June 5, 2018

Thanks Joey Glad you all enjoyed your short time with us, shame it wasn't for longer. There is always next time! Linda

Reviewed April 19, 2018

Oriel was the best, she really helped us make the most of our three days in Livingstone. She gave us great advice, helped us book our adventures, and even drove us half the time! The room was great, the food wonderful, the staff friendly...but the...More

Thank Collin C
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Wonderful 4 night stay,charming hosts with Oriel and Linda and chef Albert was excellent. Transporting us to the falls and sunset cruise was no hassle,altogether a very memorable stay.Would certainly recommend anyone to stay

Thank Wendy A
Response from Oriel S, Manager at Bushbuck River HouseResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you Wendy for your great review. Happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay here at Bushbuck, sorry it wasn't for longer. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards Linda

Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved my stay here. Very close to park. Tons of wild life to see. Wonderful sunsets. The food was amazing from Albert, I highly recommend eating your meals at the lodge. Linda is a very and welcoming host. Cannot wait to return.

Thank spehill
Response from Oriel S, Manager at Bushbuck River HouseResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure looking after you all, sorry it was not for longer. Linda

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Bushbuck River House is well out of town - that is a large part of its charm as it is an intimate setting on the banks of the Zambezi. We didn't get a hippo visit, but we did see the local buffalo herd twice and...More

Thank Stitlown
View more reviews
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Details
Price range
$149 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$149 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveler (137)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (11)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
linda b
June 3, 2016|
Answer
Response from Oriel S | Property representative |
Dear Linda, Thanks for your questions. Yes The Falls will be in good flow in April. This year the elephants returned to Bushbuck in early May but we can not predict from year to year as it depends on the rains. If they were... More
0
Votes
caymanroses
February 26, 2016|
Answer
Response from Oriel S | Property representative |
We do have wi-fi Bushbuck but please understand that Zambian wi-fi is not the same standard as you might find in other countries. The signal strength varies throughout the day, so sometimes there is signal in some rooms, but... More
0
Votes
Oriel S
March 31, 2015|
Answer
Response from Oriel S | Property representative |
We have plenty of space for parking
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Loved the Waterbuck Cottage!"
Read review
"Talk to them (email). I learned / planned so much from my emails with Oriel months before we arrived"
Read review
"Our preference was to stay in the lodge and not the main building. The walk to the main building was less..."
Read review
"Rooms in the cottage have no wifi and offer shared bathrooms, but those in the house have private baths and..."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing