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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    2018-01-28 2018-01-29
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    • Excellent83%
    • Very good14%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Paid Wifi
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    Reviewed 6 September 2016

    3 nights in the lake tent furthest away from the lodge. Doing nothing....... Perfect after a hectic 5 weeks in Malawi. Bua River Lodge is a delightful higgledy-piggledy wooden building over looking the river. Different levels, comfy sofas and corners, tables with a view for...More

    Thank Andrew B
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 7 September 2016

    Wow! What can I say? Except thank you very much for this wonderful review. We are all delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. The kitchen staff particulalry appreciate your praise. They try very hard to please and are so happy when empty...More

    Reviewed 12 August 2016

    Bua River Lodge has fantastic food, amazing service, and very comfortable safari tents. A great and memorable evening with a most enjoyable game walk the next morning. Really sad to leave after only one day!

    Thank matt L
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 17 August 2016

    Thanks so much for your excellent review. We are delighted we were able to fulfil your expectations. Next time book for longer ;)

    Reviewed 16 June 2016

    once you arrive in the carpark you have still have a small trail until you arrive in this wonderful secluded place... great service, with the owner checking and attending to any requirements/question you have. Lovely food and I particularly enjoyed the sunset walk with G&T...More

    Thank DamianaIT
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 17 June 2016

    Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself so much. I hope you can stay longer on your next visit, perhaps in one of the Island rooms??

    Reviewed 16 May 2016

    An amazing oasis that opens out after a reasonably steep walk down to the river. The very comfortable open air living area over looking the flowing river gives a real feeling of being in heart of African bush, Lovely tented camp with exquisite open air...More

    Thank sdfnomad
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 17 May 2016

    Many, many thanks for your wonderful review. We are truly delighted that we were able to help you enjoy your stay with us so much. We hope to see you again when there is more wildlife around!

    Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

    Compliments to John who was the founder of Bua River Lodge, just located along the Bua River with excellent tent accomodation in pure nature. With 3 nights stay we felt great to have excellent host and service from John and his staff. Very friendly people...More

    Thank Arco V
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 4 August 2016

    Very sorry for the delay in replying to your review. Thanks you so much for the recommendation. Please do visit again.

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 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
    23 January 2017|
    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.
    Rex A
    21 April 2016|
    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
    Room Tips
    "All tents we saw are nice to stay."
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    "go for at least a riverside room to avoid a nasty climb"
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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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