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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent82%
    • Very good14%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “dry season” (7 reviews)
    “african bush” (5 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
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    1 - 5 of 101 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed two nights at the end of March. The river was high and everything was green. It was an interesting time to be there. Isaac was just so lovely and made me a vege packed lunch for our time travelling to our next destination....More

    Thank Ruth22
    Response from buariverlodge, Manager at Bua River Lodge

    So delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much at Bua, despite getting bitten! And thank you very much for your praise of the staff. I have printed this and shown them it - they were very happy indeed.

    Reviewed 22 March 2017

    Bua River Lodge is wonderful. A real getaway (no phone or internet!). River was in full flow and was beautiful. Great treks through the park with extremely knowledgeable guides. Food was excellent, as was the hospitality from John and team.

    Thank krayZpaving
    Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile
    Google Translation

    Magnifique et très atypique. Nous avons vu des éléphants dès les premières minutes de notre arrivée. Nous avons egalement vu...More

    Thank Olivier R
    Reviewed 29 October 2016

    We had a very enjoyable stay at Bua River Lodge; with excellent walks round. Food was very good; a bit more than we really needed with breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Rooms good; but showering limited (by request, not enforced) because of water shortage. We...More

    Thank reluctanttraveller47
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River Lodge

    Many thanks for your review. I am happy you felt we provided too much food. I would much rather guests do not go to bed hungry! You are absolutely correct though that one of the best times to visit is during the two or three...More

    Reviewed 25 October 2016

    Bua River Lodge is located within Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. It is on the rustic side, so don’t expect luxury accommodations. But it was very comfortable and very relaxing. The tents were nice. The beds comfortable. Showering outdoors was liberating. Truly enjoyed our visit. In the...More

    Thank Borkman0443
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River Lodge

    Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful and very honest review! Indeed, when the river is flowing, the place is transformed. Green, fresh and the sound of the water combine to deliver a most relaxing experience. And as you say, once wildlife numbers are...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • 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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    Room Tips
    "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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