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The Elephant Cafe Restaurant

Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 97 3403270
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African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed yesterday

Livingstone came at the end of our Botswana safari holiday and the Elephant Cafe was the dining experience of the trip. We were collected from our hotel and taken to the speed boat for an exhilarating ride over the rapids up the Zambezi river, hippos...More

1  Thank ChristineFranklin
Reviewed 3 days ago

And the attention received was outstanding. Excellent choice while in Victoria Falls. Nature at its best.

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Thank eduardo643
Reviewed 3 days ago

The experience with the elefants was amazing but we were very much impressed also with the quality of the food! Highly recommended!

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Thank 904sol
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of five from our group went here for dinner. If not the highlight of the entire safari [in Botswana], it had to be a close second.We were picked at our hotel and taken for the 12 minutes drive to the David Livingstone property...More

1  Thank termar
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear termar, Wow wow wow - what a wonderful review! It is such a special place and we are privileged to have these beautiful gentle elephants in a safe and secure environment. Thank you for your feedback on the " tripartite" experience (what a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a five star experience - we had such a fantastic time interacting with the elephants and feeding them. I wasn’t sure when booking if it would be worth it. It isn’t cheap. But we had such an unbelievable time. The food is also...More

Thank hostelguy1
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hostelguy1, Wow - your favourite thing in Africa! That it AWESOME and we are humbled, thankyou. Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your Elephant Cafe experience, the team will be delighted! We hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind Regards, The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really nice, small but beautiful, when you get there you see the elephants, but when you are eating they are not there, like they show in the pictures, you just feed them for 10 minutes and then they go, the food is...More

Thank Mars S
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mars S, Many thanks for your review of The Elephant Cafe as a great experience! As you experienced at this time of the year the weather is very hot and our elephants are permitted to move freely within the safety of the vicinity, Zambezi...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was tour leader for a group from New Zealand... most had never been to Africa before let alone had an interaction with elephants. That was mind blowing for these people and then cam the cafe experience of our African trip... 7 weeks in total....More

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

Dear trish_shadowcatcher, Wow wow wow - what a wonderful review! Many many thanks for sharing your group's magical experience with us! It is such a special place and we are privileged to have these beautiful gentle elephants in a safe and secure environment. Thank you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can do a lot of amazing things in and around Livingstone, but this has to be one of the best. The jet boat ride, the ele interaction and spectacular food combine to make this a really memorable experience. It is pricey, but rather do...More

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

Dear Lynne M, Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your Elephant Cafe experience, the team will be delighted! So glad we will make it into your Memory Bank :) We hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind Regards, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Elephant Cafe for High Tea and this activity is not to be missed. The jetboat ride on the Zambezi above the falls gives you a great opportunity to see the landscape in this area, as well as the...More

Thank rib20
SafparExcellence, Owner at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rib20 Wow - what a wonderful review of the High Tea Experience! Many thanks for your feedback on the High Tea treats, the speedboat and the elephant meeting - the team will be delighted with the feedback - we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the exhilarating jet boat arrival ,to the Elephant encounter and the amazing food from Annabel , everything was just perfect . The food is of an incredibly high standard and all locally sourced . The staff are so friendly and accommodating . The Elephants...More

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

Dear lorrainelock, Wow - what a wonderful review! Many many thanks for sharing your experience with us! It is such a special place and we are privileged to have these beautiful gentle elephants in a safe and secure environment. Thank you for your feedback on...More

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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