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Booking notes

Self-drive or a driver can be organized through The Responsible Safari Company in Blantyre/Lilongwe.

The rates include meals only. All activities to be booked while at the lodge

Please note that the accommodation at Bua River Lodge is NOT suitable for the very elderly or anyone who has difficulty walking. There are NO rooms with wheelchair access. All rooms are a minimum of 100 metres from the main lodge, where meals are served (although room service can be provided at Island rooms). It is necessary to climb at least two steps to reach the deck of all rooms and, in several of the rooms, guests need to ascend or descend steps to showers and toilets. The rooms are safari tents with flaps for doors and guest need to bend down and stretch up to open and close the zips on these flaps. Further, rooms are deliberately set far apart to provide privacy and seclusion but this is not ideal for families with elderly parents staying in a separate room. We will go out of our way to accommodate and assist guests with disabilities but it is essential that potential clients are informed of the situation prior to booking.

Available Rooms
Quantity
Total Price
Island - Single   Max people: 1 adult
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a queen-sizes bed, one twin with two three-quarter beds, situated on an island in the Bua River and accessed by a rope bridge. Each is comprised of a 6-metre by 4.5-metre tent on a 10-metre by 6-metre deck, with an extensive sitting area overlooking the river. There is a fenced, open-air bathroom to the rear with toilet, showers and washbasins. These tents are large enough to accommodate up to two single beds for children or three adults.

Notes:

Children under 12 years pay half price Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay only for food. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 140/room
Island - Double   Max people: 2 adults
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a queen-sizes bed, one twin with two three-quarter beds, situated on an island in the Bua River and accessed by a rope bridge. Each is comprised of a 6-metre by 4.5-metre tent on a 10-metre by 6-metre deck, with an extensive sitting area overlooking the river. There is a fenced, open-air bathroom to the rear with toilet, showers and washbasins. These tents are large enough to accommodate up to two single beds for children or three adults.

Notes:

Children under 12 years pay half price Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay only for food. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 280/room
River Side - Single   Max people: 1 adult
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a double bed and one twin with two three-quarter beds, located on the banks of the Bua River, comprising a 4.5 meters by 3.5 meters tent on a 7.5 meters by 4.5 meters deck. A fenced open-air bathroom to the rear has a toilet, washbasin and shower. A further single bed can be added on request for a child.

Notes:

Children under years old pay half price. Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay for meals only. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 100/room
River Side - Double   Max people: 2 adults
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a double bed and one twin with two three-quarter beds, located on the banks of the Bua River, comprising a 4.5 meters by 3.5 meters tent on a 7.5 meters by 4.5 meters deck. A fenced open-air bathroom to the rear has a toilet, washbasin and shower. A further single bed can be added on request for a child.

Notes:

Children under years old pay half price. Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay for meals only. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 200/room
Hillside - Single   Max people: 1 adult
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a double bed, one twin with two single beds, situated in the woodland above the river, with 3.5 by 3.2 meters tents on 6 meters by 4 meters decks. A fenced open-air bathroom to the rear has a toilet, washbasin and shower.

Notes:

Children under 12 years old pay half price. Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay for meals only. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 80/room
Hillside - Double   Max people: 2 adults
Three meals included
Room details 

Room amenities:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Shared Bathroom

Room Description:

Two units, one double with a double bed, one twin with two single beds, situated in the woodland above the river, with 3.5 by 3.2 meters tents on 6 meters by 4 meters decks. A fenced open-air bathroom to the rear has a toilet, washbasin and shower.

Notes:

Children under 12 years old pay half price. Children under 3 years old sharing parents' bed free accommodation pay for meals only. **Rate includes all meals only. Rates Exclude Park Fees. Activities to be booked in advance upon request.

 rooms On request
USD 160/room

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel or amend your booking The Responsible Safari Company Ltd. will make every effort to assist you. Requests for amendment or cancellation must be in writing, and confirmed by the same individual as on the original confirmation. Amendments received and made 60 days before departure will incur an amendment charge of £40 per booking, plus any communication charge or other expenses incurred by The Responsible Safari Company Ltd. If you cancel your booking, the following general scale of cancellation charges will be payable based on the number of days prior to departure that written notice of cancellation is received at our office.

Prior to 84 days forfeiture of deposit

  • 83 - 60 days prior: 40% of total Travel price
  • 60 - 30 days prior: 75% of total Travel price
  • 29 - 7 days prior: 90% of total Travel price
  • Less than 7 days: 100% of total Travel price

 

Other Information

Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
Late check-out policy: 

Late check-outs can be discussed upon request:

Children policy: 

Children are welcome.

Other Disclosures: 

Visitors travel at their own risk and The Responsible Safari Company recommends you to travel in Malawi with full travel insurance. Luggage, valuables and all other personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at your risk unless and to the extent that loss or damage is proved to have been caused by The Responsible Safari Company Ltd's negligence. Please note park fees are not included in your rate at Bua River Lodge.