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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights, great rooms and brilliant food cooked by Albert with a great explanation of each course. Whilst there we could hear lions across the river and on 2nd day a whole herd of elephants crossed the river right at the end of the garden. Was great to see these great animals crossing the river helping...

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Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed at Bushbuck River House for 3 nights and it could not have been better. The location is a short drive from Livingstone and not far from the airport, but just inside the park, so there's a very good chance of seeing lots of wildlife, there are no fences around the property so there a real feel of being...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very welcoming owner (Oriel) and Manager (Linda) We felt very welcome and were well looked after "as if we we were staying in someone's private home" Lovely meals thanks very much Albert and for your charming explanation of the menu each evening The transport provided to the various sightseeing activities made things easy for us and we enjoyed coming back...

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We have recently stayed here for 10 days and had the best holiday of our lives! Oriel and Linda planned our whole trip for us and made sure we had a great time from the moment they picked us up from the airport. They were more than happy to transfer us to all our activities we had lined up and...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Bushbuck is an off-the-beaten path oasis for anyone looking to get away and relax, get up close and personal with wildlife, and have intelligent conversations with fellow travelers/ Bushbuck staff. Communication was clear and efficient from our initial booking on booking.com when they reached out to let us know about recreation opportunities for our trip. I recommend booking directly with...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The entire time I was here it felt like I was in a dream. From riding in on the long dirt road and having to wait for elephants to cross right in front of the car to being visited by Kevin the teenage elephant while eating dinner on the patio...the whole stay was amazing. The thatched roof cottage was the...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We were amazed by this incredible locally owned lodge. We stayed in the thatched roof tree house type suite and had an incredible experience. The staff is outstanding and our meals were not only delicious, but also made as we requested. Our day trips were arranged right at the lodge and went way beyond our expectations. We had a perfect...

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1Thank Victoria V
Washington, DC
Reviewed 12 June 2016

As others have noted, Bushbuck is well situated on the Zambezi and next to a national park. Linda was a really great host, and went out of her way to make us comfortable. She also was a tremendous help giving us tips for the rest of our trip. We opted to eat dinner while we were here, and really enjoyed...

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

A very welcoming lodge that combines warm hospitality with very good service at an excellent price. We stayed in the upstairs suite of the cottage which was really cozy and nicely furnished. The atmosphere is relaxed and so much fun to watch the elephants roam in the garden. Activities can be booked right there and transport is organized. We loved...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular! The Zambezi river flows across the bottom of the garden and in the winter, elephants cross it. Hippos are a common siting as well as very cheeky monkeys and vultures. I love this place and would come back time and time again. Alan, Oriel and Linda are very kind and gracious hosts who are happy accommodate...

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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 

Additional Information about Bushbuck River House

Address: Plot 1607 Liyoyelo Farm | off Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 60060, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: RM833 - RM887 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The cottage is a great option for families and has lovely views towards the river.”
 of 5 bubbles AlpineHuckle, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Both our rooms were excellent - we easily accessed wifi in the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles rosecdodd, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved the cottage”
 of 5 bubbles joyfulflight, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early. Many choices of rooms based on your needs and budget.”
 of 5 bubbles peterylinda, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Cottage is a nice option, bottom floor has a kitchenette”
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