Thorntree River Lodge

Set in Zambia’s lush Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture. To maintain high standards of service and the authentic feel of being immersed in the African bush, there are only 12 rooms at this property, two which are designed to suit families of four. Shaded by canvas, each guest tent contains its own plunge pool, as well as indoor and outdoor bathrooms.

Meals are served in the airy, open dining room within the main lodge, which also houses a well-stocked, climate controlled wine cellar, a stylish lounge area, cosy library and sunken “boma”. For recreation, Thorntree River Lodge provides guests access to a gym and spa with views over the Zambezi River. In addition, there is a shared infinity pool set on a large timber deck facing the water.

Activities at Thorntree River Lodge include touring Africa’s most famous waterfall, boating and fishing. It’s also possible to go on a relaxing sunset cruise or get the adrenaline pumping by white water rafting on world-class rapids downstream. Classic safari experiences can be had in Mosi-oa-Tunya or Chobe national parks, whilst for eye-opening insight into local conservation efforts, consider a half-day excursion with the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU).


How to get to Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge is an easy half hour’s drive from Zambia’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone.

Activities at Thorntree River Lodge

  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Flight of Angels scenic flight
  • Sunset cruise or white water rafting
  • Livingstone Island lunch
  • Game drive or Zambezi conservation experience

Thorntree River Lodge Highlights

  • An impeccably stylish tented camp at the edge of the Zambezi River
  • Small and intimate to ensure an authentic wilderness experience
  • Sublime rooms under canvas featuring private plunge pools
  • Beautiful shared areas with recreational facilities including a gym and spa
  • Close to the Victoria Falls and a number of fantastic national parks

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Victoria Falls region. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Affordable and family-oriented Avani Victoria Falls Resort is located within Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5 minutes' walk from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Named after Dr Livingstone’s two most faithful friends, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is set beneath indigenous trees overlooking a scenic bend in the spectacular Zambezi River.

The River Club

A haven of peace at the edge of the glorious Zambezi River just 18km upstream from the famous Victoria Falls, The River Club is the ideal place to conclude a wildlife safari holiday.

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Toka Leya Camp

Nestled on the banks of the iconic Zambezi River in the heart of Zambia’s scenic Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp is just 12km upstream from the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.



The following tours can be easily tailor-designed to your personal travelling requirements, are private and independent. Please contact us to begin custom designing your personalised Zambia experience.

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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia? Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

When is the best time to see animals in Zambia? Gameviewing is best during the dry season from Jun-Oct when the animals congregate at remaining waterholes.

What is the climate like in Zambia? There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C), hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with? Zambia’s neighbours – Botswana, Malawi or Zimbabwe – which all offer amazing scenery and wildlife. Or combine with South Africa and explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia? There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Jo’burg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls. It is also possible to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by road to Zambia.

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