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Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 97 3403270
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was without doubt the highlight of our four days on both sides of the Falls. The combination of the exhilarating speed boat transfer up the Zambesi spotting hippos and crocs along the way, together with meeting the elephants at the venue, and Annabel's stunning food is a magnificent combination. A must do, and though pricey, is money very well... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

So much gratitude for this terrific review. We loved meeting you both ... here at the cafe, and then in Cape Town, of all places! We hope you'll be back! In the meantime, this comes with kindest regards from The Elephant Cafe team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a disappointing meal on a different tourist attraction in Livingstone, our B&B host suggested that if we were looking for great food we should try this place. We were picked up from our accommodation, taken on a jet boat( safari like as we saw Hippos, crocodiles and elephants in the water) and delivered to the Elephant Cafe. Greeted at... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this positive and helpful review, 19Terri62. It was wonderful to meet and feed you both, and we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope it won't be long before you return! All the best from The Elephant Cafe team. More 

Kelowna
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our recent dream trip to Zambia, I stumbled upon an advertisement for a new restaurant that had been receiving rave reviews. It read: “The Elephant Café: 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... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

So much gratitude, @jennschell, for this really wonderful review. It was such a pleasure meeting you, and even more, feeding you! We really hope you'll be back soon. This comes with all our best wishes from The Team at The Elephant Cafe (and the Eles!). More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were a group of 12 family and friends who had spent 2 weeks travelling around Zimbabwe and Zambia and for our last evening we wanted something very special. We had been recommended the Elephant Cafe and although at first seemed a bit pricey it was an experience that was worth every penny. On arrival we met and interacted with... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, sarita s, for taking the time to visit us, and for this informative, positive review. We so enjoyed meeting and feeding you all! We hope you'll be back soon, and wish you all the best in the meantime. Kind regards, The Elephant Cafe team More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The day started with an exciting speedboat ride, passing close to crocodiles & hippos & working our way through rapids with our very experienced 'driver'. On arrival at the Elephant Cafe we were given a warm welcome by our hosts & then taken to feed the elephants. What an amazing experience, interacting with these gentle giants. The venue for our... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Much gratitude, sleepsearcher, for posting this wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope you will be back soon. Wishing you all the best, The Elephant Cafe team More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

What a wonderful experience to have interactions with the elephants and then to sit down to a most delicious lunch. It really was a fantastic day out. We had to catch 2 taxis from our hotel in Zim to get to meet the bus to take us to the cafe but it was well worth it. The food was so... More 

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Thank Lisa H
SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Lisa H ... much gratitude for your positive and helpful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Elephant Cafe! It was a pleasure meeting and feeding you. We hope you will be back soon ... All the best to you, The Elephant Cafe team More 

Livingstone, Zambia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Elephant Cafe is in my opinion one of the best places to have a meal in Livingstone. The combination of beautifully prepared meals , peaceful setting , well trained staff results in a truly memorable experience.

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ian B! Thank you very much for your great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, The Elephant Cafe Team More 

India
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This typically a wonderful African experience from local dishes to International mixed dishes. This is one of those experiences one can't afford to miss.

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review, @gabrielckunda. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience and really hope you will visit us again! All the best to you, The Elephant Cafe team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful lunch. I am still dreaming of more chilled soup! Perfect setting, lovely local food and delightful staff. Can't ask for anything more than that

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

So much gratitude for your wonderful review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your lunch. We loved feeding you! All the best to you, The Elephant Cafe team. More 

South Africa
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was definitely the highlight of our stay in Livingstone and the highlight of our trip. The trip up the Zambezi in a speedboat was such a nice experience and the dining experience is out of this world. I like the fact that they are trying to substitute the elephant rides to elephant encounters. The elephants are used to human... More 

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SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this comprehensive and positive review, voyagersolo. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at The Elephant Cafe, and we look forward to feeding you again when you come back! All the best to you, The Elephant Cafe team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$135 - US$220
Cuisine
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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