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The Elephant Cafe

Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 97 3403270
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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 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience! We took a small motorized boat up the Zambezi River to the Elephant Cafe. Immediately, we were interacting with the hand full of elephants that customers are able to feed and touch. My daughter and I spent about 30 minutes taking turns feeding...More

Thank catlong
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear catlong, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and experience at the Elephant Cafe! We are very sorry to hear that the lunch was not to your taste, we pride ourselves in ensuring that all special dietary requirements are catered for and that our bush-cuisine...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an opportunity to see, feel and hear these majestic creatures. I was honoured to feed the elephants and hear about the history of how they came together to make up this family of elephant. The rangers are so knowledgeable and great photographed too. The...More

Thank stacysher
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear stacysher, Thank you for the wonderful feedback - it is indeed an honour to have these magnificent creatures under our care. We will pass on the mention to the elephant carers, they will be delighted! Please join us on our Facebook page and share...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this experience was fantastic! To get to the café, we took a speed boat ride through the rapids, spotting hippos and a couple crocodiles on the way. Then, we got to feed and touch the elephants, a very fun activity. Plus the staff...More

Thank Kevin R
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kevin R, ... and two thumbs back to you! :) Thank you so much for joining us at The Elephant Cafe and for your wonderful feedback! We hope you will keep in touch with us on the Facebook page and send us your favourite...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here yesterday from the pickup from the hotel to getting back this was 5 star .the elephants where great to see Africa the guide was very good,then we went for lunch Oliver was brill our 5 course meal was very very good and we...More

Thank burmay
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris and Shirley, Thank you so much for joining us at The Elephant Cafe and for your wonderful feedback! We shall certainly pass on the personal mention of Africa and Oliver, they will be delighted. We hope you will keep in touch with us...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Elephant Cafe exceeded our every expectation. We joined them for lunch on the 1st January and everything from the speedboat trip, elephant interaction and meal was out of this world!! You cannot visit Zambia without visiting this beautiful Cafe right on the Zambezi River....More

Thank SamLeeEllis
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Samantha, Fantastic! It sounds like you made the most of your time in Livingstone and we are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. Yes, the Roasted Bell Pepper Soup is a firm favourite with clients - hope you are going to try and make...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

What a wonderful way to end our visit to our daughter and husband, who live in Zambia. We self drove to The Elephant Cafe for dinner, being met by our knowledgeable guide and three elephants with their keepers. We had an amazing time feeding these...More

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Thank 4253sues
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear 4253sues, Well this is just a wonderful review - thank you. 'The song from the film Jungle Book ran through my head as the herd walked towards us' - lovely! How apt! We hope to welcome you back for a return visit one day...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This visit was the highlight of our visit to Zambia, walking with the Elephants, the food, the hosts were absolutely brilliant. John Barker

Thank rhodesia66tp79
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear John, Wow, what a compliment. Thank you! We hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Merry Christmas to you. Kind Regards, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We had been invited to the Elefant Cafe on an special occasion. And very special it was: The setting on the banks of Zambezi, the excellent food, the personal attendance and the well trained staff. Although having lived in Africa for many years we still...More

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Thank gerdas26
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear gerdas26, Thank you so much for the feedback - yes it is wonderful just to observe the herd and especially fun watching the swimming and 'playtime'. Thank you for your support and we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Kind Regards, Cliff...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were very well looked after from the moment we arrived. The elephants are beautiful, we heard about their stories and were able to feed them. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Our lunch was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Thank CJK23
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear CJK23, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we hope you will be able to join us again one day soon. Merry Christmas! Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 25 November 2017

The elephants are magnificent, we were up close and personal. The team educated us on their "story" of how they made it to the refuge. Plus there were hippos in the river. The dining was one of the best meals in all of Africa down...More

Thank Debi S
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Debi S, Fantastic :) Thank you so much for the wonderful review, the team will be delighted and we hope your other half enjoyed the Zambezi gift? Kind Regards, Cliff and The Elephant Cafe Team

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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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ezdruid
13 January 2017|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
No it is a set activity which includes the elephant interaction and then the meal and drinks, I would however would contact the activity provider for all the information. You would really regret not having the meal as the... More
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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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