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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%
          Travellers talk about
          “dry season” (7 reviews)
          “african bush” (5 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Restaurant
          Bar/Lounge
          Paid Wifi
          Pool
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          21 - 25 of 103 reviews

          Reviewed 9 August 2015

          Superb location. John and his team were fantastic. The cook deserves 3 Michelin-stars and John provides tasteful wines in a exquisite accomodation. We were able to do a 6 hours walk through the bush accompanied with a very experienced guide and an armed ranger. We...More

          Thank Alain B
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

          Three Michelin stars! Wow! Thanks very much from the cook and all the team!

          Reviewed 2 August 2015

          We camped here last summer for a couple of nights and the lodge location is superb. The facilities were great and very clean and the food was lovely in the restaurant, with a real romantic feel too. The birds around the camp were really good...More

          Thank Topcat_TC2014
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

          So sorry for the long delay in responding to your lovely review. Many thanks from the whole team.

          Reviewed 19 July 2015

          Stayed in some wonderful places during a recent three week trip to Malawi but this was my favourite. Stunning to be in such a deeply remote location whilst enjoying excellent food and comforts. We stayed for a couple of nights in one of the island...More

          Thank Joy R
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

          The team is delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and thank you from the cook for the compliments about the food. It was a great pleasure hosting you!

          Reviewed 15 July 2015

          My husband and I stayed at Bua River Lodge a couple weeks ago for a long weekend. We live in Lilongwe. Everything about our experience -- from the initial contact with John (owner) to our charming tented chalet and our walks in the Reserve --was...More

          1  Thank ksdixon
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

          Many, many thanks for your wonderful review and please accept my apologies for the long delay in replying. The team is delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Hope to host you again one day.

          Reviewed 2 July 2015

          A fantastic building in a fantastic setting with excellent service and cooking in very close proximity to the wild forest. This is probably one of the bet ways to experience rue African wilderness. Just watch out for the elephants at night...

          1  Thank GlobetrottersSweden
          Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 November 2015

          Yes, the elephants ...... They've been around a lot recently but if we know where they are and they know where we are then it's safe enough. Thanks for your wonderful review and please accept my apologies for the long delay in replying.

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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
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          • Free Parking
          • 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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