Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge is a luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, upstream from Victoria Falls.

Thorntree is an impressive property and is certainly one of the top options to choose on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. The accommodation is very luxurious with a modern, contemporary style, and will certainly suit anyone seeking luxury and sophistication. With such comfort provided and the beautiful location on the Zambezi River, it is easy to imagine a few days relaxing here! Management and staff are very friendly, whilst service is efficient and food is excellent. Despite the high standards, Thorntree does manage to maintain a relaxed, typically ‘Zambian’ feel which adds to the appeal.


Accommodation for around 24 people is in twelve elegant suites, two sets of which have an internal connecting corridor making them ideal for families. The spacious suites are all located along the banks of the river with floor…


Victoria Falls – one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. David Livingstone was the first European to ‘discover’ the falls when he visited them in November 1855. He later wrote, “no one can imagine the beauty of the view from…


Children of all ages are welcome at Thorntree River Lodge. Two sets of villas are linked by an internal corridor making it easy for families of up to five to sleep ‘under one roof’, with plenty of living space. The Victoria Falls area…

Conservation & community

African Bush Camps, owners of Thorntree River Lodge, run the African Bush Camps Foundation whose aim it is to, by working with rural villages in wildlife areas, develop sustainable conservation programmes and improve the quality…

Location Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
Access Scheduled flight into Livingstone (30 mins)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury safari lodge
Focus Victoria Falls / Zambezi river experience
Children No age restriction
Activities Victoria Falls visit / Boating / Rhino drives / Canoeing / Fishing  /Birding / Village and market visits / Livingstone museum
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 12 villas (including 1 family villa)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family villa / Triples possible (extra bed for children only)
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and outdoor plumbed showers / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Designated area
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal pool / Private plunge pools
Wellness Spa
Dining Style Mainly private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard