A haven of serenity on the banks of the awe-inspiring Zambezi River near Victoria Falls
Beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Find perfect respite after a day of activities by relaxing in the infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the river horizon. Thorntree River Lodge celebrates the spirit of community. After a refreshing sundowner drink while watching an exquisite African sunset, spend your evening sharing stories of your safari around the fire from within the comfort of the sunken boma before enjoying our African inspired fine-dining experience.
Just twenty minutes upstream from Victoria Falls and accessed via the international airports of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia Thorntree River Lodge is the perfectly positioned lodge from which to enjoy the cascading spectacle, of the Victoria Falls nearby. Children of all ages are most welcome and our celebrated kids’ club, the Ngwana Club will ensure hours of fun for your kids of all ages.
Among the Zambia safari lodges, Thorntree River Lodge blends a tranquil riverside setting with an eco-conscious approach. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of local African culture accented by contemporary influences, your experience at our lodge in Livingstone Zambia is elevated by African Bush Camps’ mindful ethos.
Thorntree River Lodge offers a tranquil base from which to explore a plethora of awe-inspiring activities, all within easy access of our lodge in Livingstone Zambia. Showcasing incredible river panoramas from its unique vantage, the shared areas are fluid hubs of relaxation; the lounge flows seamlessly into the dining area, and the library hosts WIFI connectivity. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. There is also a gym and spa which promote a sense of holistic wellbeing at Thorntree River Lodge.
From our lodge in Livingstone Zambia, we offer daily excursions to the Zambian side (and Zimbabwean side – in the dry season) side of The Victoria Falls, private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking and game drives, all included in your stay. Additionally, we can book external activities such as guided rainforest walks, bungee jumping and helicopter flips over ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ on your behalf.
Thorntree River Lodge highlights
Rhino Tracking on Foot in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park:
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and encounter rhinos on foot. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the endangered white rhino. The animals are under 24-hour protection by the rangers. Still, you will be able to get up and close to them on a rhino tracking safari that is operated sustainably, with the utmost respect for one of Africa’s most iconic species.
Experience the mighty Victoria Falls:
The magnitude of this Natural Wonder of the World cannot be underestimated. First discovered by Dr David Livingstone in November 1855, this legendary explorer said of Victoria Falls, ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’, “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”There are many ways to encounter the world’s largest waterfall. Take a gentle walk along the rainforest boardwalk to enjoy up-close views of this impressive cataract. Plunge headlong into an adrenaline-surged encounter by ziplining, gorge-swinging or bungee jumping the cataract ravine. Enjoy a thrilling scenic helicopter flight offering unrivalled picture opportunities of the Zambezi River, Livingstone Island and the curtain of water that is The Falls. Whichever way you choose to experience ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, this is an experience not to be missed.