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The Elephant Cafe

Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 97 3403270
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed yesterday

We were very excited about this adventure, we were expecting it to be one of the highlights of our trip to Zambia...and it did not disappoint! We got to feed and interact with elephants throughout the day. What we didn't expect is that the food...More

Thank Collin C
Reviewed yesterday

From the speedboat trip from aha Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa to the interaction with the rehabilitated elephants to the cuisine at The Elephant Cafe and the hospitality from the staff this was the most unique, exciting and rewarding experience that I have had in...More

Thank sharonlong562
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were transferred by car from the River Club to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge on the Zambezi. From there were transferred by boat through a few rapids on the Zambezi to the Elephant café. At the café, before an excellent lunch, we were introduced...More

Thank TonyTraveler2010
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a hidden gem.Food of exellence .Missing a Michelin star.Interaction with The elephants were great.We had a wonderfull time.This tour is a must if you are visiting Victoria Falls Zambia.The food was beyond our expectations.Service was superb. We had a great day.

Thank Tuvana
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Elephants are so special! Feeding and interacting with them was a dream of a lifetime! And then if that wasn’t enough!??!! The food and service and attention to detail was phenomenal! One of the best meals and experiences of our whole trip!!! And the...More

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Thank dcostanzo999
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear dcostanzo999, Wowee! What a review! Thank you so much, we pinch ourselves daily to be so lucky :) We are delighted you enjoyed everything, thanks for the mention of Africa - will let him know! We hope to welcome you back one day soon....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Really great experience interacting with the elephants, it was quite moving, they are so majestic. Boat ride was great, saw wildlife before we even arrived at the Cafe. Food was amazing, service and atmosphere was very good and all the staff were helpful and knowledgeable....More

Thank murrayandtrish
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear murrayandtrish, Thank you for the most wonderful review - to hear your visit was one of your African highlights is an honour indeed! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. With regards from us all on the Zambezi, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an incredible experience, getting to interact with these phenomenal creatures and then be treated to a delicious meal from locally sourced produce makes for the prefect day! The handlers all have such brilliant stories, the best being about the one poor female ellie getting...More

1  Thank kirstmills16
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear kirstmills16, Well, we think she was quite happy to run off with a wild bachelor herd of elephants - wouldn't you? :) Thank goodness she is home safe and sound having returned on her own free will 10months later. We are delighted that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience is amazing and I would recommend anyone in the area to try the cafe. The prices are a bit high but the experience is really amazing!More

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Thank Patrick W
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Patrick W, Many thanks for your review of The Elephant Cafe! The price includes three different experiences encompassing the return jetboat ride (approx 40mins per way) the elephant interaction and the 3-course meal all-inclusive with an array of delicious Cape wines and drinks -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most amazing, heartwarming beautiful and emotional experience, when we interacted with these magnificent gentle giants! To see the love and trust between elephant and handler was something that will forever be in my memory everytime I think of Zambia and elephants. This...More

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Thank annemorris
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear annemorris, WOW! We are delighted with your wonderful feedback - many thanks. It is such an incredibly special relationship between the elephant and handler, yes. We hope to welcome you back soon! With regards from us all on the Zambezi, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing, happy day at the Ele Cafe with the family for my daughter's 21st birthday. The boat ride there was great and all the staff were extremely professional and helpful from the start to the finish of our adventure. Africa was...More

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Thank jillwilken4
SafparExcellence, Director of Sales at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear jillwilken4, WOW! Thank you for the outstanding review - what an honour for us to be a part of your daughter's 21st milestone. We are delighted that you all enjoyed it so much and will pass on the compliments to Africa and Oliver :)...More

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LongGal
9 April 2018|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up and you won't get wet.
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Linah J
8 April 2018|
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Response from AM502014 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about $220 usd per head including pick up from the hotel , trip on the river to the cafe and all food and drinks - it is not cheap but it is a spectacular thing to do
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stevepoll69
29 September 2017|
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Response from SafparExcellence | Property representative |
Hi Steve! You are welcome to book with us direct - email address is on the website or at the Day Activity Centre located at Avani. We look forward to welcoming you to The Elephant Cafe!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$135 - US$220
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Southern Province  >  Livingstone
  • Phone Number: +260 97 3403270
  • E-mail
Description
Located in Livingstone, Zambia. Take a speedboat transfer up to the venue with hippo sightings along the way, interact with elephants on the banks of the Zambezi River and dine on African fusion food, created with wild edibles and locally-sourced ingredients with Chef Annabel Hughes.
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