This is our second time staying at Bushbuck River House and we were just as pleased as the last time (see previous review for more). The lodge is great and Alan and Oriel are wonderful hosts. It just feels so comfortable and they are so welcoming - feels like being with friends but also very professional. This time we stayed here to rest up between our stays in South Luangwa in Zambia and bushcamps in Botswana. We also returned to Bushbuck for a couple of nights before starting our trek back home.
This review I'd really like to focus on the planning and arrangements that Alan made for us in Botswana. We knew we wanted to go to Botswana but were rather overwhelmed with all the bushcamp options and logistics. We emailed Alan with what we had in mind and he arranged it all - and it exceeded our expectations! He chose bushcamps that were perfect for us, set up all the transportation to and from and he gave us all the information we needed to prepare for and go on this part of our adventure. I highly recommend using his knowledge and expertise for safari planning and Bushbuck River House is the perfect place to use as 'home base'. They not only can make your arrangements but they will also do guided safaris and I've no doubt but what that would also be an excellent experience.
I also have no doubt but what we will again have Alan arrange safari for us and that we'll stay again at Bushbuck River House.
Just another note - If you use the TripAdvisor link to their website, you'll get all the lodge info and info about the day-trip things you can do. Email them to get for info about more 'distant' trips or excursions. They also operate as Nomad African Travel, but that internet search, unqualified, will turn up a number other operations so use this link: http://www.nomadafricantravel.co.uk/main.html
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 rooms in the main house are en-suite and there is a swimming pool, pool boma and tree house/viewing platform overlooking the river. ... more less
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