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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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“lunch” (12 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Exciting trip starts off with a speedboat journey up river looking out for Hippos, Elephants, Crocs & other wildlife. Once at the cafe the orphaned Elephants who each have a handler are brought up & introduced. You then get to interact with the Elephants while...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm still not sure how I feel about the interaction with the elephants. Part of me, things it is wrong for humans to interact with wild animals, we should leave things as they were meant to be . However, these were rescued elephants from many...More

Thank lisasplaces
SafparExcellence, Marketing at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lisasplaces, Many thanks for visiting The Elephant Cafe and your honest review! It is such a great responsibility to have these magnificent creatures under our care - the two older bulls Danny and Bop, both approximately between 50 and 70 years of age were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch as a group of 6 people. We were given some quick advice on how to act around the elephants and then went over to hello. We got to feed them and it was amazing being up close with some natural, semi-wild elephants....More

Thank Christopher F
SafparExcellence, Marketing at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christopher F, 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived by speedboat which was a great way to see the Zambezi and wildlife along its shores. As we arrived three elephants were there to greet us. A mother, baby and bull. We were given a short introduction and asked if we would like...More

Thank foxyfoxholes
SafparExcellence, General Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear foxyfoxholes, 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

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst being in Livingstone for business, we booked a lunch at the Elephant cafe with a group of colleagues. Not only the kind Elephants under the supervision of a man called Africa were nice, also the food was of a high quality. It was explained...More

Thank Moijos
SafparExcellence, Marketing at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Moijos, Thank you for your fantastic review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience - we hope to welcome you back one day soon! Kind Regards, The Elephant Cafe Team

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Where in the world can you combine an incredible wildlife experience with gourmet food and top quality service? In Livingstone, at the Elephant Cafe!!! First thoughts, expensive . . . . but, believe me, worth every kwatcha/£/$ or however else you paid and something you...More

Thank MamaG2011
SafparExcellence, Marketing at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear MamaG2011! 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. Thankyou for your feedback on the...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you want to get close to an elephant, please go here! What an incredible experience! Look into this place and you will see why! You can feed the elephants and know you are supporting them. The cafe was delicious and the drink were tasty!...More

Thank smithsarah013
SafparExcellence, Marketing, The Explorer Club Africa at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear smithsarah013, Many thanks for your great feedback! Yes, it is indeed an incredible honour to be supporting these magnificent elephants. We are thrilled you enjoyed your High Tea experience with us at The Elephant Cafe. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We took the boat from our hotel to the Elephant Cafe, so much fun with the sun glistening on the water plus elephant and hippo sightings. Wow what a way to start an evening. When we got there we were greeted by the general manager,...More

Thank andreamacd2016
SafparExcellence, Marketing, The Explorer Club Africa at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear andreamacd2016, Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you. We are delighted that you took so much from the magical elephants and we loved feeding you! We hope to welcome you back again one day soon. With kind regards from us on the Zambezi, The...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was a really treat for us to go to the Elephant Cafe as it is not cheap but we loved it!!! We took the boat which I would highly recommend as it was the perfect start and end to the experience!! Feeding the elephants...More

Thank DANNI B
SafparExcellence, Marketing, The Explorer Club Africa at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear DANNI B, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are delighted that you opted for the boat arrival and enjoyed yourself with the ele's and the handlers at The Elephant Cafe. Of course, we are thrilled too that you enjoyed our food!...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

From the minute we arrived and were introduced to the four elephants who were chosen to greet us, or for us just to feed them - all a good experience, to the well informed staff, to the absolutely amazing lunch prepared by Annabel and her...More

Thank Julajo
SafparExcellence, Manager at The Elephant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

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

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ezdruid
can i just order and appetizer and beer?
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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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