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12 km Off the Main M5 Salima To Nkhata Bay Tarmac Road Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Nkhotakota Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Free Wifi
Pool
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is really one of the most spectacular places to stay in Malawi. Very comfy tents and showers, delicious food, elephants walking just a couples of metres away from you and the managers are very very nice and helpful. We got into some car...More

Thank LotteJeursen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a fantastic few days here and we loved it! The staff are all friendly and attentive and the game walk was made all the better with the knowledge of both our guides, Juma and Shy. We saw lots of birds and...More

Thank Vicki B
Response from buariverlodge, General Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Vicki B for your wonderful review, It was a pleasure to have you both staying with us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words, we shall be sure to share your review with the...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely stay. Very peaceful spot. Great food. Friendly hosts and great nature walks. If you want a peaceful wilderness retreat you will love this. Saw some game but thick bush so difficult to spit but seems very special when you do.More

Thank Patricia W
Response from buariverlodge, General Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Patricia W for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we really enjoying having you with us. We agree that the sighting of game is a special feeling. As the months go past the efforts of AP in the...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Set inside the Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve the Bua Rive Lodge is a fantastic place to stay. We spent three nights there during a tour of Malawi organised by the Responsible Safari Company and absolutely loved every minute. We had one of the island lodges with...More

Thank fhdCornwall
Response from buariverlodge, Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback - it was lovely to meet you all. I know our guides really enjoyed the morning walks with you, exploring all the various flora and fauna. Do please share some of your amazing photos! We hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

FANTASTIC. The managers, Donna and Steven, are very nice , and Isaac, thanks for your great meals, Juma, thanks for your beautifull walks, Alvin, Frank, Johanne, (and the ones i forgot) thanks for all you did for us to make our stay unforgetable.Elephants all around...More

Thank mwgraaf1960
Response from buariverlodge, General Manager at Bua River LodgeResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you so much mwgraaf1960, We were very pleased to read your review and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to host you again in the future. All the best, S&D

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About
Description
Bua River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Bua River running through the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$55 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bua River Lodge Malawi/Nkhotakota
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Nkhotakota
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$55 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bua River Lodge Malawi/Nkhotakota
Location
Malawi > Central Region > Nkhotakota
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Traveller (141)
Room & Suite (39)
Dining (16)
Pool & Beach (2)
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Getting there
Lilongwe Intl Airport70 mi
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Gaetanalix
21 July 2018|
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Response from buariverlodge | Property representative |
Good day.... Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We have just got access back to tripadvisor following new ownership of the Lodge. I'm unable to give the exact details in this response field, however, you can... More
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zeldine d
24 October 2017|
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Response from James H |
Donna and Stephen
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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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"The island lodges have fantastic views."
fhdCornwall
10 Jun 2018
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"All tents we saw are nice to stay."
mwgraaf1960
3 Nov 2017
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"go for at least a riverside room to avoid a nasty climb"
RallyWise
29 Oct 2017
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"Budget rooms had just a candle, bed, mosquito coil and mosquito net. I loved it, not for everyone!"
D9679ICalexb
22 Sep 2016
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