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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    Overview
    • Excellent83%
    • Very good15%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Paid Wifi
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    21 - 25 of 89 reviews

    Reviewed 29 August 2015

    We arrived a day early owing to a mix up with dates, but John and his team were really accommodating and very welcoming. The tents are all very private, well spaced out so you get a real sense of being in the heart of the...More

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

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much - despite the detour you had to make to reach your rooms due to our renovations! I hope we'll have the pleasure to host you again one day.

    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.

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    About
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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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    • 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
    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
    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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