Known as the home of the elephant, Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from Livingstone and the famous Victoria Falls, is a place where African traditions run true. With the humbling Victoria Falls, the popular National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys, thrilling adventure activities and game viewing, Zambia is regarded as Africa’s greatest destination. Situated within this pristine wilderness, Thorntree River Lodge offers nine secluded, comfortable and spacious suites, all with private en-suite bathrooms. With thatched verandas overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, this is Africa at its best. Thorntree River Lodge offers exciting wildlife adventures. Get up-close and personal with elephants; cruise the Zambezi aboard Lady Livingstone while viewing hippos and crocodiles; walk with lions in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; hike through the rainforest to the lip of the falls chasm; enjoy the devastating views on a 'Flight of Angels' helicopter trip; picnic on Livingstone Island; view the abundant game; canoe; white water raft; kayak; abseil; bungee jump. Do it all or just relax on your veranda with a refreshing gin and tonic.
Here are a few special highlights found in Livingstone that we've picked out :-
Livingstone is Zambia’s home to the mighty Victoria Falls whose eastern view of this natural wonder is a special and unique one
A guided tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides is an obvious must
Recommended adrenaline-adventure activities: Devil’s Pool, White-water Rafting, Bunji Jump/Gorge Swing
Other highly recommended activities: Helicopter flight over the Falls, Sunset Cruise
ou are staying for 2 nights or longer then a Chobe Day Trip is also highly recommended
Nine stone and thatch chalets are dotted along the banks of the Zambezi offering guests privacy and tranquillity. Each chalet has its own balcony from which there are uninterrupted views of the river so you can relax and put the world on hold for a while.
The Nine chalets including 2 luxury honeymoon chalets
Both double and twin configurations are offered.
All chalets have en suite bathroom facilities. Three standard rooms have indoor showers, while the luxury rooms and other standard rooms have both an indoor bath as well as an indoor and outdoor shower.
There are tea and coffee making stations in each chalet
Stocked mini bar fridges in each room. Contents are for clients own account.
Mosquito nets in all rooms
Fans in each room for your comfort
Tea and coffee facilities
Internet/email facilities (with wifi)
Bath consumables (e.g. soap, shampoo, etc.)
An indoor bath tub.
Hotel stationary (e.g. pens)
Separate bath and shower
Main area comprises of lounge area, indoor dining area and a bar that leads onto a deck that overlooks the Zambezi River.
Swimming pool - an essential for balmy summer days.
Main electricity with square pin sockets.
Wireless internet in the main area of the lodge.
Complimentary laundry service
Wellness treatments can be enjoyed at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. Transfers from Thorntree to the David Livingstone for treatments are complimentary.
The Elephant Boma on the Thorntree property is a perfect place for a wedding with a difference. The elephants will be your bridesmaids!
The following guests had this to say following their stay at Thorntree River Lodge :-
Mdeluna from Austin, Texas This is the place to stay. John from Austin, TexasOur plan was to stay a couple of days while we toured Victoria Falls. But, after our first night at Thorntree River Lodge, we were so enchanted, we changed our return flights and extended our stay. Royan from Houston, Texas “Beautiful site, great staff, excellent experience”. Kein from London, United KingdomCould stay there forever magnificent. Colleen Mutch from St. Francis Bay, null, South Africa “Incredible setting, amazing food and attentive staff.” Thank you to all staff for a memorable and wonderful stay.