Thorntree River Lodge


  • Stylish lodge on the Zambezi River
  • Large suites with plunge pools
  • Just 12kms from Victoria Falls
  • Sunset cruises on the Zambezi
  • Swimming pool, spa and gym
  • Outdoor decks for dining and relaxing 

Open: Thorntree River Lodge is open all year. The lodge re-opened in 2017 after coming into new ownership and undergoing a total re-build.

Location: The lodge is on the banks of the Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12kms upstream of Victoria Falls. The nearest airports are Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

Rooms: There are 8 twin/double suites and 2 family suites. The latter have 2 linked en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have a bathroom with twin hand basins, a shower and bath plus an open air shower. There is a separate toilet. Bathrobes and hairdryers are supplied. Each suite has a deck with a plunge pool. In-room amenities include hot drinks, a minibar, safe and power sockets for charging batteries. Beds are fitted with mosquito nets, and there is a cosy sitting area.

Activities: Spend time enjoying all the activities on offer at Victoria Falls. The lodge has a boat for river and sunset cruises. Nature activities include safaris in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and rhino trekking. Canoeing, fishing, village visits and excursions to Livingstone Mueseum can be arranged. Some activities incur an extra charge, payable locally.

Facilities: Thorntree River Lodge has a large lounge with a central fireplace and bar, and a separate dining area. Other facilities include a small library with Wi-Fi and TV, a spa and a gym. Outside the deck overlooks the river, and there is an outdoor swimming pool, a boma with cushioned seating and a fire, and a circular firepit deck built out over the water. The lodge provides a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten indoors and on the deck at individual tables. Some meals are prepared on the large outdoor barbecue.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are 2 family suites, each with 2 bedrooms.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the library.

Notes: The lodge is available for exclusive use if booked by a minimum of 20 guests.

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