Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge is found on the banks of the Zambezi River on the Zambian side. This lodge is just 15 km’s upstream from Victoria Falls and is in the Mo osi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Priced from USD 630 per person.

Priced from USD 630 per person | Thorntree River Lodge 

The Thorntree River Lodge is a small and personalised lodge is situated on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi River, within the renowned Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and just 15 kilometres upstream from the spectacular Victoria Falls. The lodge consists of nine en-suite, stone and thatch lodges, each having private balconies with a superb view onto the mighty Zambezi River.

The lodge boasts 8 twin rooms and 2 family units comprising of 4 beds each. Each unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as 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.


3 reviews

  1. Fabulous honeymoon

    A wonderful place to start our honeymoon. Luxuriously appointed (but not pretentious) with super helpful and engaging staff and guides. Delicious food and wine. Very helpful team arranged all the extra-curricular activities (rafting, heli-copter, Vic Falls trip) and spectacular scenery and wild-life to match. Thank you.

  2. Georgeous Lodge

    This was a first stop of four in Africa. The property is beautiful and the staff was exceptional. For us, we wanted to ease into the Africa safari experience and this worked well for us . Obbey One was our guide and was very informative and had incredible instinct on where to find animals we wanted to see. Fishing for Tiger Fish was a great experience for my husband and he spent a lot of time with our guide Easy talking about his life and the culture of the area. The Village visit is very worthwhile if you want to get closer to the people and their daily lives . African Bush Camps has a Foundation that does incredible work and the Zambia project is in it early stages. To miss the visit would be a regret, so if you have time, do it, it was a grounding experience. For us, Thorntree was a nice way to slowly assimilate to Africa and glad we did it first of three camps and the next two were tented and a totally different vibe .

  3. This hotel is pure luxury

    We traveled here inbetween Khwai and Somalisa and it proved to be an interesting change of pace from those two. Unlike the tents, these were full fledged luxurious rooms. The rest of the hotel was luxury from head to toe and it did not seem to encourage mingling within the group. When we arrived they offered to take us for a boat ride on the Zambezi river during the sunset which I would strongly advise. The sunset was gorgeous and we got to witness the powerful current of the river. Nearby you can do a walking safari for Rhinos and learn about their hardships in Africa.

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  • Canoeing
  • Abseiling
  • Micro-light flights
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walk of Victoria Falls


  • En-suite bathrooms with indoor & outdoor showers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Internet
  • Private balconies
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Dining area
Livingstone Southern Province ZM
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