Welcome to Bua River Lodge

Bua River Lodge

On the banksof the beautiful Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Central Malawi, Bua River Lodge offers fine, en-suite, tented accommodation to a very high standard but at moderate prices. Open just over three years, Bua River Lodge is already highly acclaimed for the friendliness of our staff, the quality of the accommodation, the standard of service and our excellent food.

Bua River Lodge is a small  owner-managed , with staff drawn entirely from local communities, you can be assured of a relaxing and friendly stay with us.
Accommodation is provided in a spacious canvas safari tents located on an island in the Bua River. Accessed across a  rope suspension bridge and a brief walk through the bush, these two luxury units provide a unique wilderness experience, without sacrificing comfort. The double has a queen size bed while the twin has two three quarter beds, all with walk-in mosquito nets. Lighting is a combination of solar and paraffin lamps, with candles also provided.
Elephants, bushbuck and waterbuck sometimes visit the island and the pools to the front of the tents are home to some rather large crocodiles. Civets and mongooses walk the pathway along the island and the riverside every evening and early morning. 
Rooms Description
Three classes of accommodation- Island, Riverside and Hillside- are on offer to suit all budgets. In addition, our camp site is located at the original Bua Camp, shaded by evergreen, riverine forest trees, on the banks of the river. Flushing toilets and hot showers, a braai area and free firewood, a shaded deck and small kitchen are available.
We also offer backpacker accommodation with river views in rooms at the camp site. One double and one twin are currently on offer, with plans to expand.
Please Note
-Park entry fees and game scout hire fees for walking safaris;
-Fishing licence;
-All day walking safaris, overnight fly-camping and vehicle based safaris;
-Drinks from the bar
-Staff gratuities
Children under the age of 12 years sharing with parents pay half-price (applicable to Island and Riverside rooms only).
Children under 2 years of age are charged for food consumed only.
For bookings made more than 60 days from date of arrival a 20% deposit is required, with the remaining balance due 60 days before arrival.
For bookings made less than 60 days from date of arrival, full payment is required. 
Cancellations will be processed as follows:
A full refund is provided on the deposit should you cancel more than 60 days from date of arrival. Cancellations made between 60 days and 30 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 30 days to date of arrival receive 25% refund. 


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