Thorntree River Lodge

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Located in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, or otherwise known as "The Smoke That Thunders", sits the authentic African Thorntree River Lodge.


  • Whereabouts: Livingstone, Zambia
  • Experiences: Victoria Falls, game drives, bush walks, rhino trekking, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises, fishing, Livingstone Museum tour

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Child Policy

Children aged 7 - 11 years can share with two adults and will pay 50% of the full adult rate.

The detail

Only a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty of this region and return to your private accommodation in an intimate setting.

Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa.

The lodge boasts 8 Twin Rooms and 2 Family Units comprising of 4 beds each.

Each Twin Room is tented and features comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safes, sala and verandah with a luxurious private plunge pool.

The Family Units have inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite. Each unit has comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safes, sala and verandah with a luxurious private plunge pool.

The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

Other lodge facilities include a nearby gym, spa, activity desk, library, bar and complimentary internet access.

Activities offered at the lodge include visits to Victoria Falls, Rhino trekking on foot & game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (our own private boat), fishing, canoeing and visits to the Livingstone Museum.

Thorntree River Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury Victoria Falls adventure.

Price includes

Accommodation, all meals, all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne), boating, fishing, 1 trip to the Zambian side of the Falls, national parks fees, laundry, return Livingstone Airport road transfers, and emergency medical evacuation insurance

Rate Excludes

Flights, transfers not mentioned, premium brand beverages, gratuities, additional activities and items of a personal nature.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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$ 450 USD
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Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

10 Day Magical Botswana & Zambia Safari
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Green Season Special
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3 nights at Khwai Leadwood
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3 nights at Linyanti Bush Camp
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3 nights at Thorntree River Lodge
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All inter-camp transfers (Starting in Maun and ending in Livingstone)
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$ 840 USD
$ 590 USD
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Get in touch with Jayson, our resident expert in all aspects of this accommodation who will not only help plan but also book flights, transfers and lodging for your trip. Remember, our price is the same as going direct - see our best price guarantee!

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