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    Bua River Lodge

    10 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Malawi
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    29 Oct. 30 Oct.
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    Traveller (131)
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    Dining (15)
    • Excellent83%
    • Very good15%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “dry season” (7 reviews)
    “african bush” (5 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Paid Wifi
    Room Service
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    11 - 15 of 89 reviews

    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.

    Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

    Bua River lodge is a beautiful place to stay in the heart of a game reserve that is about to receive an influx of wildlife as African Parks have taken over. The scenery is stunning, the rooms are lovely and the fee of the place...More

    Thank SamPorter
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 14 April 2016

    Many thanks for your wonderful review. I'm sorry I wasn't at Bua while you were there but I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. As you say, when the wildlife is back it will become a very special place!

    Reviewed 26 March 2016

    I was a single woman travelling alone on my way to Nkhata Bay to catch the MV Ilala to Likoma Island. Caught a bicycle taxi from Lozi village on the M5 into the reserve to Bua River Lodge. I ended up staying three days, because...More

    Thank 315shawna
    Response from buariverlodge, Owner at Bua River LodgeResponded 29 March 2016

    Thnak you so much for your wonderful review of Bua River Lodge. Sorry I wasn't around while you stayed with us. But delighted the staff were able to look after you so well. I hope the rest of your vist to Malawi was so pleasant!

    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • USD 55 - USD 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|
    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
    22 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
    "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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