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Bushfront Lodge
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stayed here just the one night with wife and three kids (18,15 and 11) Lovely little lodge, accomadation ,simple but lovely. Great rock fronted shower, comfy beds. lovely small pool. Friendly and helpful staff. Only had breakfast which was simple but plenty. Didnt have evening meal so cant comment on that. All happy and would have stayed longer if our itinery allowed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Spoons2013
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were booked here for 2 nights (24 & 25 Aug) as Livingstone was fully booked due to the UNWTC conference. While the staff are very most helpful and friendly, particularly Darios and Alice in Reception and the food was fairly good, the Chalets really need to be upgraded, the rockwall showers (aka 1970) are seriously outdated and not attractive even if they are supposed to look like the Vic Falls!!! Good bed linen and towels and the rooms were clean, but the roof netting on the thatched roofs of the chalets are not sealed so thousands of mosquito's and insects freely enter your room. However, we have never ever seen anywhere so infested with mozzies, there were so many (I mean Trillions!!) They were all over the reception area, the bar, the pool area, bathrooms etc- we sprayed our rooms to the point of choking on the fumes, had 2 incense coils burning and a citonella oil burner and it had very little effect, there were just too many mozzies!! ANd even with Nets over the beds they got in and ate us!! We live in northern Zambia and deal with Malaria all the time, meaning we spray our houses and yards properly with a strong recognised repellant, the Bushfront say they are spraying but, they could not be doing it properly to have that many mozzies. It is also dry season in Zambia, so any stagnant water around the perimeter should be dry, they are not spraying regularly, and it will be a miracle if we don't all come down with Malaria, even though we are taking profolatic's. The mozzies are living in the thatch roofs, gardens, walls - it was a nightmare, and then we got into our car, OMG I have never seen so many come out of a small space in my life, there was a carpet of dead mozzies just in our spare wheel, after we sprayed and our passengers were eaten on the drive back to Lusaka as we just couldn't kill them all. If we could have found another lodge free we would have moved, and it is unlikely that we will go to this lodge again as there are far better available.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MoiZam
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I also was offered this as the Waterfront was fully booked and, having visited the Waterfront, was very happy to be at the Bushfront. Although the food is nothing to write home about it is perfectly adequate and the service is excellent, very friendly and observant. Sitting around the fire pit outside with a few other guests after dinner to share experiences of the activities of the day, while listening to the night sounds is a great part of the experience. You may have to ask for it to be lit.

I have just been at the end of the rainy season and the mosquitos are no worse than most other African destinations, normal precautions are fine. The traditional structure of the cabins makes them airy and cool and there are fans and mosquito nets.

The staff are happy to book activities for you but the Waterfront is only a 10-15min walk away and it is easier to make arrangements direct instead of repeated phone calls, especially if a single traveller as most need a minimum of two and so some times you have to change plans.

All in all, a very good base to enjoy the many activities available in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank virginia c
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed here on the campsite:

The staff on reception, at the bar and in the restaurant were very freindly and helpful, the ablutions were possibly some of the best we've seen in 5 months in southern africa, the bar was very cheap, the restaurant very expensive, slow and the food poor quality. The swimming pool is very small.

The biggest drawback to this place is the fact that it is right next to a swamp - as oon as the sun sets the air is literally filled with insects, most of them large hungry mosquitoes. This made it impossible to remain outside, even behind mosquito nets and screens, the sheer quantity of them made sure that some managed to get through! The worst nights sleep in southern africa for us!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank yenrab666
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Bushfront Lodge is a lovely quiet lodge just outside of Livingstone. We chose it because of others' reviews and were not disappointed. It only has a small amount of chalets which are well spaced out amongst trees and the central restaurant/bar/pool area is really the only other focus of the place. There is a campsite down the drive, but is quite a distance from the lodge itself and no-one was there at the time. The staff are friendly and helpful and although we had water problems the first night, we were compensated with complimentary drinks at the bar! The full breakfast was enough to keep us going until dinner and the lunch/dinner menu was perfectly adequate. My only suggestion would be to have self service tea and coffee available during the day. For our stay this was a quiet spot, peaceful and restful, away from the 'loud crowd'.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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