Bushbuck is a gem in Zambia. When we were looking for places to stay in either Livingstone or Vic Falls I passed up booking here initially due to the location--we've had some bad experiences in the bush. In any event shortly before our trip I canceled our reservation at a hotel in town, and booked here--it was the best decision of the trip. Bushbuck gets you out of town and onto a beautiful property along the Zambezi. There were Hippos, Elephants, Bushbuck, Impala, and various other wildlife here that were easy to view. I'm a birder so I enjoyed being out of town and was able to see a lot of birds here. Alan was a good sport and twice took me to look for a bird I had hoped to see--we didn't see it, but saw a lot of other birds and it was a great time.
The beds were comfortable and I slept well here each night. The pool was nice and cool and felt great to dip your legs in during the hot weather. The food--amazing--the dinners were prepared fresh every night and really brought each day to a good end. Most of the other guest made for great company and conversation as well.
Oriel took care of booking our day trips to the falls, on the Zambezi, and to Chobe Park in Botswana. If you want something private to one of these place you'll need to book yourself, but if you don't mind group tours they make it easy.
Our last morning in Zambia Alan and I hike onto the island just off shore and saw Clawless River Otters--a great and unexpected way to end the trip!
Thanks Bushbuck for a great ending to our time in Africa!
- 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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