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The Elephant Cafe

Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 97 3403270
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  • Excellent95%
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Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elephant Cafe exceeded our every expectation. We joined them for lunch on the 1st January and everything from the speedboat trip, elephant interaction and meal was out of this world!! You cannot visit Zambia without visiting this beautiful Cafe right on the Zambezi River....More

Thank SamLeeEllis
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Samantha, Fantastic! It sounds like you made the most of your time in Livingstone and we are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. Yes, the Roasted Bell Pepper Soup is a firm favourite with clients - hope you are going to try and make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to end our visit to our daughter and husband, who live in Zambia. We self drove to The Elephant Cafe for dinner, being met by our knowledgeable guide and three elephants with their keepers. We had an amazing time feeding these...More

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Thank 4253sues
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 4253sues, Well this is just a wonderful review - thank you. 'The song from the film Jungle Book ran through my head as the herd walked towards us' - lovely! How apt! We hope to welcome you back for a return visit one day...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

This visit was the highlight of our visit to Zambia, walking with the Elephants, the food, the hosts were absolutely brilliant. John Barker

Thank rhodesia66tp79
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear John, Wow, what a compliment. Thank you! We hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Merry Christmas to you. Kind Regards, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We had been invited to the Elefant Cafe on an special occasion. And very special it was: The setting on the banks of Zambezi, the excellent food, the personal attendance and the well trained staff. Although having lived in Africa for many years we still...More

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Thank gerdas26
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear gerdas26, Thank you so much for the feedback - yes it is wonderful just to observe the herd and especially fun watching the swimming and 'playtime'. Thank you for your support and we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Kind Regards, Cliff...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were very well looked after from the moment we arrived. The elephants are beautiful, we heard about their stories and were able to feed them. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our lunch was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Thank CJK23
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear CJK23, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we hope you will be able to join us again one day soon. Merry Christmas! Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 25 November 2017

The elephants are magnificent, we were up close and personal. The team educated us on their "story" of how they made it to the refuge. Plus there were hippos in the river. The dining was one of the best meals in all of Africa down...More

Thank Debi S
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Debi S, Fantastic :) Thank you so much for the wonderful review, the team will be delighted and we hope your other half enjoyed the Zambezi gift? Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 24 November 2017

This place is fabulous, to be able to get this close and to feeed these magnificent animals is amazing. One of my friends helped one of these Elephants years before and we're sure the Elephant recognised him !!

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Thank Andy H
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Andy H, Oh, you'll have to tell us more! Which elephant and what was the history between the two? Please email me at elephants(at)safpar(dot)com - looking forward to the story! Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 23 November 2017

What an absolutely wonderful experience visiting the Elephant Cafe. We were welcomed very warmly and felt right at home amongst the magnificent elephants. We were given safety instructions whilst feeding the elephants and were delighted to hear that riding of the elephants was no longer...More

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Thank Sandra M
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Sandra M, All the way from the UK - wow! Thank you for joining us on your special African adventure and for your support regarding the elephant back rides, we view this as a very positive move for the herd who shall remain under...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

The elephant cafe was amazing. Feeding the elephants, watching the baboons and enjoying a high tea breakfast afterwards. We felt very fortunate to have such an experience. What a beautiful setting too!More

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Thank lynairep2017
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear lynairep2017, Thank you for the fantastic feedback! The baboons are so much fun to watch :) The High Tea experience is such a wonderful part of the day - we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

An amazing morning up close with these gentle giants. Fantastic memories. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and the waitstaff were lovely. Thank you!

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Thank Helen T
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Helen T, Wow - thank you for all the stars! Many thanks for joining us for the Breakfast experience, we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

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stevepoll69
29 September 2017|
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Response from SafparExcellence | Property representative |
Hi Steve! You are welcome to book with us direct - email address is on the website or at the Day Activity Centre located at Avani. We look forward to welcoming you to The Elephant Cafe!
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ezdruid
14 January 2017|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
No it is a set activity which includes the elephant interaction and then the meal and drinks, I would however would contact the activity provider for all the information. You would really regret not having the meal as the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$135 - US$220
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Southern Province  >  Livingstone
  • Phone Number: +260 97 3403270
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Description
Located in Livingstone, Zambia. Take a speedboat transfer up to the venue with hippo sightings along the way, interact with elephants on the banks of the Zambezi River and dine on African fusion food, created with wild edibles and locally-sourced ingredients with Chef Annabel Hughes.
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