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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013

You won't find a better location to stay on the banks of the Zambezi than here at Bushbuck River House. Wonderful hosts, Alan and Oriel also plan and organise safari itineraries. Alan's advice during the planning of our holiday was invaluable. Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zanzibar - almost 4 weeks of seamless transfers with both Alan and Orial accompanying us...

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

After an awful experience at Johannasberg airport with South African airways we arrived a day late, and when we did we were really amazed by how welcome we were made and how flexible Alan and Oriel were about the arrangements. We in the end only stayed for two nights yet we wanted to stay for all our holiday once we...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We spent five days at the Bushbuck River Lodge in June of 2013. The lodge is located on a large farm close to the Zambezi River bank. The place is beautiful and quiet. Our room was comfortable and large. The very welcoming and helpful hostess, Oriel, wonderful meals prepared by chef Albert, fantastic views of the river and VERY close...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in early June and it was just the most perfect finale to our Zambian wildlife holiday. Oriel and Alan are fantastic hosts and together with their chef Albert they make sure their guests feel absolutely pampered. If you like to be amongst nature where buffalos, hippos, elephants, warthogs, crocodiles, a variety of antelopes and amazing...

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Central IL, USA
Reviewed 26 June 2013

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...

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Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My adult children and I stayed at Bushbuck for five days in early June and had a wonderful time. Oriel set up a great itinerary for our stay and we had some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Albert is a fantastic cook and could be a chef in any first-class restaurant in the world. Don't miss his chocolate mousse or carrot cake! The...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed with Oriel and Alan at Bushbuck River House in March and had a terrific time. It is the perfect place: away from the hustle and bustle of 'town', while close to the river with any activities one is interested in fully arranged for you. With a welcome into their home, what we loved best was the complete lack...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Great spot, right on the Zambezi. Feels like home from home. Fabulous food, nice pool. A nice drive thru the national park from Livingstone, perfect if you want to be near but not in the town. Very welcoming and friendly hosts.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Lovely home with lovely host's. Ariel and Alan go out of their way to make you feel like you are right at home. The food is delicious, the room we had was nice in size but I agree the Mattress are old and worn and should be replaced. The place is some ways away from Livingstone so keep that in...

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Oriel S, Owner at Bushbuck River House, responded to this review

Many thanks for finding time to review your stay at Bushbuck River House. Well we have just returned from Livingstone and have managed to find a lovely new mattress for the room you stayed in. We wished that we had known when you were here that the previous one was no longer so comfortable, as we might have been able...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Let me say beforehand, I would give Bushbuck 6* if it where not for that old Mattress we slept on. Oriel if you are reading this please order a new Mattress for that room underneath of you. The place is gorgeous, the hosts are going out of there way to help you out in any way. The food is fantastic,...

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Oriel S, Owner at Bushbuck River House, responded to this review

Many thanks for finding time to review your stay at Bushbuck River House. Well we have just returned from Livingstone and have managed to find a lovely new mattress for the room you stayed in. We wished that we had known when you were here that the previous one was no longer so comfortable, as we might have been able...

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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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Address: Plot 1607 Liyoyelo Farm | off Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 60060, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $265 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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