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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent84%
          • Very good14%
          • Average1%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible0%
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          “dry season” (7 reviews)
          “african bush” (5 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Restaurant
          Bar/Lounge
          Paid Wifi
          Pool
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          1 - 5 of 103 reviews

          Reviewed 15 May 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 17 May 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.

          Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

          We stayed two nights at the end of March. The river was high and everything was green. It was an interesting time to be there. Isaac was just so lovely and made me a vege packed lunch for our time travelling to our next destination....More

          Thank Ruth22
          Response from buariverlodge, Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 April 2017

          So delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much at Bua, despite getting bitten! And thank you very much for your praise of the staff. I have printed this and shown them it - they were very happy indeed.

          Reviewed 22 March 2017

          Bua River Lodge is wonderful. A real getaway (no phone or internet!). River was in full flow and was beautiful. Great treks through the park with extremely knowledgeable guides. Food was excellent, as was the hospitality from John and team.

          Thank krayZpaving
          Reviewed 29 October 2016

          We had a very enjoyable stay at Bua River Lodge; with excellent walks round. Food was very good; a bit more than we really needed with breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Rooms good; but showering limited (by request, not enforced) because of water shortage. We...More

          1  Thank reluctanttraveller47
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 30 October 2016

          Many thanks for your review. I am happy you felt we provided too much food. I would much rather guests do not go to bed hungry! You are absolutely correct though that one of the best times to visit is during the two or three...More

          Reviewed 25 October 2016

          Bua River Lodge is located within Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. It is on the rustic side, so don’t expect luxury accommodations. But it was very comfortable and very relaxing. The tents were nice. The beds comfortable. Showering outdoors was liberating. Truly enjoyed our visit. In the...More

          Thank Borkman0443
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 28 October 2016

          Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful and very honest review! Indeed, when the river is flowing, the place is transformed. Green, fresh and the sound of the water combine to deliver a most relaxing experience. And as you say, once wildlife numbers are...More

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          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
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          • Breakfast included
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          • 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
          How can I get there via public transportation from Nkhotakota ?
          24 January 2017|
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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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          Rex A
          Hello at Bua Lodge. Do you have camping facilities at you lodge and if so what are your rates
          21 April 2016|
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          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
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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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          "The Island tents are the largest and in the best location"
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          "Island rooms are amazing but all rooms offer something special."
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