Bua River Lodge
Bua River Lodge

Bua River Lodge

On the banks of the beautiful Bua River in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Bua River Lodge offers tented accommodation to a very high standard, but at moderate prices. Newly open, Bua River Lodge is already highly acclaimed for the standard of service and the excellent food.

USD 100 - 250 per person per night sharing
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Bua River Lodge Highlights

Bua River Lodge is located just two kilometers inside the eastern boundary of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, making access by saloon car, even during the rains, quite straightforward. The reserve, covering 1,800,000 hectares, is the third largest protected area in Malawi and one of the least known. Largely miombo woodland, the reserve falls from around 1,000 metres above sea level to just 600 metres in the east. The beautiful Bua River, the second largest in the country, on whose banks Bua River Lodge is located, bisects the Reserve.

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Useful Information
  • There is only one motorable track in the Reserve approximately parallel to the southern bank of the Bua River.
  • Guests can dine under the stars in the evening on the open lower deck, or sit around the camp fire on cool nights.
  • Lighting throughout relies primarily on paraffin lanterns although small solar powered LED lamps are used to provide illumination.

Bua River Lodge Game Viewing and Activities

The breathtakingly beautiful Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is one of Africa’s last truly undiscovered wildlife areas. Nkhotakota supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Large mammals found here include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and sable antelope and there are plans to re-introduce species such as giraffe and even black rhino. A wealth of nature along with never-before-seen landscapes serves to make this a true, undiscovered gem. Walking safaris are tailored to the wishes of the guests, varying from short strolls along the river to a nearby waterfall, to all-day hikes. A combined vehicle safari and ascent of Chipata Mountain in the west of the reserve and overnight safaris with fly camps. Sundowners at strategic points along the river are a particular highlight for many of our guests.

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