Thorntree River Lodge Luxury Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge, situated in the Mosi Oa Tunya (Smoke That Thunders) National Park in Zambia, provides luxury accommodation in an area known for its abundant wildlife. Each modern tented suite sits right on the river bank with uninterrupted views over the Zambezi. The lodge is about 15 kilometres upstream from the breathtaking Victoria Falls and offers an extensive range of African experiences and activities in the area.
* Thorntree River Lodge Highlights
- ∞Spacious en-suite modern tented units
- ∞Private decks right on the water's edge
- ∞Breathtaking views of Zambezi River
- ∞Wildlife viewing in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park
- ∞15 km from world-famous Victoria Falls
- ∞Various exciting activities available, including game drives and Zambezi river cruises
- ∞Swimming pool
- ∞Excellent cuisine
- ∞Sunset cruises
More about this accommodation
Totally Refurbished & Reopened May 2017
Thorntree River Lodge has eight twin rooms and two family units, the latter each with four beds. Every unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms and a private plunge pool.The modern, luxury tented suites are spacious and secluded, with private verandas overlooking the Zambezi River and African bush. Each room offers twin or double beds with mosquito netting, overhead fan and an en-suite bathroom with all the facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.
Luxurious, Spacious Main Lodge
The main lodge area has a spacious lounge with an open dining area which flows onto a temperature-controlled wine cellar where fine wines are stored. The culinary standards are superb and every meal time is an occasion. There's a small library with WiFi a gym and a spa. An extensive 'floating' timber deck overlooks the mighty Zambezi River and is home to an infinity pool for cooling off between game drives and an open-air boma for balmy evenings spent around a campfire.
Thorntree River Lodge is situated in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from Livingstone and the famous Victoria Falls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a must-see when you're in the area.
As "home of the elephants", Thorntree River Lodge has a frequent stream of elephant visitors.
Game Viewing & Other Activities
Other exciting activities available in the area include the following:
- Zambezi River cruises
- Game drives
- Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls
- White water rafting
- Bungee jumping and high wire activities
- African craft markets
By air: Livingstone Airport is serviced by Kenyan, British and South African Airways. There are regular flights from Johannesburg which take approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Our Take on Thorntree Lodge
Recently renovated, Thorntree Lodge looks fresh and luxurious. Now under the African Bush Camps umbrella, it'spart of a very reputable, well-run collection of lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia which makes planning an excellent safari itinerary amongst these lodges an exciting option. Owner Beks Ndlovo is a legendary guide, very respected in the industry.
- ∞Accommodation and all meals
- ∞All beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne)
- ∞Boating and fishing
- ∞One trip to the Zambian side of the Falls,
- ∞National Parks Fees
- ∞Return Livingstone Airport road transfers
- ∞Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- ∞Free Road transfers from Kasane or Vic Falls Airport if staying with African Bush Camps in Botswana or Zimbabwe
- xVisa fees
- xInternational flights
- xTravel insurance
- xItems of a personal nature
- xStaff gratuities
- xTransfers between camps
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.