THORNTREE RIVER LODGE - LIVINGSTONE
The luxurious Thorntree River lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park just 20 minutes from the famous Victoria Falls and has drawn inspiration from local customs and cultures to create a modern and contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of Africa.
Take advantage of a combination of wildlife, culture and adrenalin activities on offer in the area. The lodge offers daily excursions to the Zambian side (and Zimbabwean side – in the dry season) of The Victoria Falls, private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking and game drives, all included in your stay. Additionally, the lodge can book external activities such as guided rainforest walks, bungee jumping and helicopter flips over ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ on your behalf.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Thorntree River Lodge and the lodge’s kids’ club -the Ngwana Club - will ensure hours of fun for kids of all ages.
Thorntree River Lodge is located on the banks of the Zambezi River just outside Livingstone in Zambia.
There are eight beautifully appointed standard tented suites and two family suites that are situated along the edge of the Zambezi River. Each unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathroom as well as a luxurious private plunge pool, deck and direct river view.
All the suites enjoy conditioning and there is a mini bar, hair dryer, fan, mosquito nets and repellent in every room.
The main lodge has a lounge with an open dining area and communal deck which is set on the edge of the riverside and features a sunken boma area and infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water levels to create an illusion of sailing a boat.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Visit to Victoria Falls - the legendary Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya or otherwise known as the Smoke that Thunders. After the rains experience Victoria Falls in all her glory and when the Falls are dry marvel at the rock formations.
Cultural Village Visit - the African Bush Camps Foundation works with the local communities with the goal of community upliftment through tourism by creating long-lasting positive impact. In Livingstone ABC have partnered with the Maunga Community and together have identified two focus areas: building a much needed clinic and providing scholarships to children who are in need and show potential in the classroom. Spend half a day visiting this community during your stay at Thorntree River Lodge and see the impact of the Foundations work.
Sunset river cruise- a cruise down Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River at sunset offers wonderful African wildlife sightings in an incredibly romantic setting.
Fishing - spend the day cruising the river and taking in the gorgeous views. Try your hand at fishing for tiger, bream (tilapia) or vundu to be caught and then released.
Visit to Livingstone Museum - the excellent Livingstone Museum is divided into five sections covering archaeology, history, ethnography, natural history and art and is highlighted by Tonga ritual artefacts, a life-sized model African village, a collection of David Livingstone memorabilia and historic maps dating back to 1690.
Rhino Experience in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park - Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the extremely rare and endangered white rhino who are under 24-hour protection by the rangers. At Thorntree River Lodge you’ll get the unique opportunity to see these incredible animals up close on a short walking safari.
Canoeing - accompanied by your River guide enjoy a canoe safari on the Zambezi River. Take a relaxed paddle through the water and experience elephants coming down to the river to drink and socialise.
Birding – the area is home to a wide array of exotic birds such as Gannets, Spotted thick-knee and Verreaux’s eagle-owl. Pick up the binoculars, or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.
Game Drives - lead by one of the lodge’s experienced guides you will see a variety of wildlife indigenous to the area. Your guide will show you the hidden spots best for game viewing and give you an insider’s knowledge.
The Ngwana Club - from nature walks around camp and storytelling to cultural arts and crafts and cub club cooking classes - the lodge’s children focused Ngwana Club creates a fun and educational environment for children on safari.
THORNTREE RIVER LODGE IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE LODGE WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES