Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Set in Zambia’s lush Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture. To maintain high standards of service and the authentic feel of being immersed in the African bush, there are only 12 rooms at this property, two which are designed to suit families of four. Shaded by canvas, each guest tent contains its own plunge pool, as well as indoor and outdoor bathrooms.
Meals are served in the airy, open dining room within the main lodge, which also houses a well-stocked, climate controlled wine cellar, a stylish lounge area, cosy library and sunken “boma”. For recreation, Thorntree River Lodge provides guests access to a gym and spa with views over the Zambezi River. In addition, there is a shared infinity pool set on a large timber deck facing the water.
Activities at Thorntree River Lodge include touring Africa’s most famous waterfall, boating and fishing. It’s also possible to go on a relaxing sunset cruise or get the adrenaline pumping by white water rafting on world-class rapids downstream. Classic safari experiences can be had in Mosi-oa-Tunya or Chobe national parks, whilst for eye-opening insight into local conservation efforts, consider a half-day excursion with the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU).
How to get to Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge is an easy half hour’s drive from Zambia’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone.
Activities at Thorntree River Lodge
- Visit Victoria Falls
- Flight of Angels scenic flight
- Sunset cruise or white water rafting
- Livingstone Island lunch
- Game drive or Zambezi conservation experience
Thorntree River Lodge Highlights
- An impeccably stylish tented camp at the edge of the Zambezi River
- Small and intimate to ensure an authentic wilderness experience
- Sublime rooms under canvas featuring private plunge pools
- Beautiful shared areas with recreational facilities including a gym and spa
- Close to the Victoria Falls and a number of fantastic national parks
Best places to stay at Victoria Falls
Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Victoria Falls region. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.
Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Affordable and family-oriented Avani Victoria Falls Resort is located within Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5 minutes' walk from the majestic Victoria Falls.
Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara
This grande dame of Zambian hotels overlooks the mighty Zambezi River about a kilometre before it crashes over an escarpment, forming the great Victoria Falls.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge
Named after Dr Livingstone’s two most faithful friends, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is set beneath indigenous trees overlooking a scenic bend in the spectacular Zambezi River.
The River Club
A haven of peace at the edge of the glorious Zambezi River just 18km upstream from the famous Victoria Falls, The River Club is the ideal place to conclude a wildlife safari holiday.
Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Toka Leya Camp
Nestled on the banks of the iconic Zambezi River in the heart of Zambia’s scenic Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp is just 12km upstream from the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island
Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island are two fabulous properties that showcase the beauty of the Zambezi River. Both offer incredible luxury in completely wild settings.
The following tours can be easily tailor-designed to your personal travelling requirements, are private and independent. Please contact us to begin custom designing your personalised Zambia experience.
Discover classic Zambia, combining walking safaris in the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park, with the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Highlights of Botswana and Zambia
This trip combines Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park and iconic Victoria Falls with Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta and elephant-rich Chobe National Park.
Discover the very best of wild Zambia on this sensational safari which combines the unspoilt South Luangwa with the lush, lovely Lower Zambezi.
Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.
What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).
What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.
How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.
USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.
UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.
Want to know more about Zambia?
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United Kingdom: +44 (20) 4518 8166
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