Thorntree River Lodge


Top of Class


Thorntree River Lodge lies in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. The Lodge has been built with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it has a modern contemporary design. But its tented roof structures maintain the feel of authentic Africa.

The lodge has 8 twin rooms and 2 family suites (with two inter-leading bedrooms).

The main lodge has beautiful open places with steel and glass. It comprises a lounge with an open dining area. Here the fine dining experience of African cuisine comes alive, with a large wine cellar supplying a range of fine wines to accompany your meal. The gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River. Whilst there's a small library with WiFi for your convenience.

The communal deck lies on the edge of the stunning riverside. Here, you'll find 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. This helps to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.


Activities at Thorntree include visits to Victoria Falls, rhino trekking on foot & game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Cultural village visits, sunset river cruises, fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum are also on offer. The sundowner cruise is a must!

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Each bedroom has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. Each room has air-conditioning and fan, butler station with tea/coffee facilities and minibar, international power points and gorgeous bathroom. Beautiful glass doors lead to your private deck. These have separate mesh doors so that you can leave them open in the evening for a cooling breeze.


Thorntree River Lodge – Kate’s review

This is by far the ‘smartest’ place to stay on the Zambian side. The location is superb with a particularly attractive panoramic view of the river. I would say the best of all the riverside lodges (though they are all beautiful).

The main lodge is very stylish and well-designed. The suites are exquisite, each with a private plunge pool, indoor shower with a view, bath with the view, plus a large bathroom with dressing area.

It is the most expensive of all the Zambian lodges in peak season but relatively well priced in the Green season. Plus if you combine with other ABC lodges for a minimum of 6 nights in total, then the price is reduced

Cedarberg : Kate Bergh

Special offers

African Bushcamps 6, 9 & 12 night Long Stay offers

Special 6 night and 9 night package offers

VALID FROM 01/01/2024
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2024


Fully Inclusive of meals and activities

Family Suitability

Accepts older children