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Thorntree River Lodge- African Bush Camps

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Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is built with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge boasts 8 twin rooms and 2 family units comprising of 4 beds each. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to 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, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land. Activities include visits to Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage site, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (on our own private boat), fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum. Thorntree River Lodge is the perfect linkage for your safari experiences in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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River View
Full view
Getting there
Livingstone Airport8 km
Victoria Falls Airport29 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thorntree River Lodge is absolutely stunning and a must visit if you planning to visit the Victoria Falls. We loved the rooms. Each room comes with a private pool. They are tastefully decorated and the attention to detail was impressive. Food was excellent! Highly recommend...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank DawidM2143
Response from Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Thorntree River Lodge- African Bush CampsResponded 3 weeks ago

Dawid, thank you so much for this lovely review. I am thrilled that you loved Thorntree River Lodge and all its luxuries. I hope you enjoyed Victoria Falls and we really appreciate this recommendation. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at three of African Bush Camps proprieties on our trip to Zambia & Botswana.They were all amazing & each had its own special quality. We only stayed at Thorntree for one night (big mistake) so we could see Victoria Falls. We were on...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank LotsofVino
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This hotel, located in a Zambian national park far exceeded our expectations. The rooms and common areas were luxurious, the food amazing, the view outstanding and the staff was excellent. We had two safaris through the park and saw many animals. The park is small...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Ian B
Response from Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Thorntree River Lodge- African Bush CampsResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ian what an experience devils pool is, I'm sure all your friends were as envious as ever. Thank you for this lovely review we are glad you had an amazing experience. A close up interation with rhinos is a life time memory, they are...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Thorntree River Lodge 29th September – 1st October This Lodge was beautiful and the rooms outstanding. The overall experience of the hotel was not as wonderful as the rooms. The lodge had no heart and the service was lacking. Food was served cold and as...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank monty090
Response from Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Thorntree River Lodge- African Bush CampsResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Monty, I am so sorry that you felt our services weren't up to standard. We value your feedback and this is something we will look into. Our staff pride themselves in their guest service and this is not a norm. I am so happy...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Zambia is a true gem and Thorntree is just one of those places that was made for service ..friendliness and absolutely amazing views. They truly go out of their way to look after you...ohhhh don't forget the hippos that also come visit during dinner ......More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Safari827880
Response from Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Thorntree River Lodge- African Bush CampsResponded 4 weeks ago

Pashi you are amazing, thank you for this delightful review our staff will be over the moon to hear such awesome feedback. We are so happy that you had the best time. Please come back again in the near future.

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Larry K
11 September 2018|
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Response from Gemma H | Property representative |
Hi Larry K, How lovely that you are coming to visit us at Thorntree River Lodge. You are going to have the MOST amazing time! May is technically winter in Livingstone. However, the weather is pleasantly fresh and dry... More
10 July 2018|
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Response from Gemma H | Property representative |
Hi Jeff, There is wifi at Thorntree. It is limited to the library and doesn't extend to all areas of the camp. i.e- you will not have wifi access in your room. However, the internet is decent and will be fine for a skype... More
african c
2 May 2018|
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Response from Gemma H | Property representative |
Hi African C, The rates change depending on season. Please email leah @ africanbushcamps . com. Leah will be able to help you with rates and find the deal that suits you best. Best, Jemma
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"All the rooms are great."
3 weeks ago
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"Every room is spectacular - all private with their own plunge pools and decks."
10 Oct 2018
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"As a family of 4, we were given two interconnecting lodges, both overlooking the Zambezi and of identical..."
8 Aug 2018
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"There is a family unit. There is a room right next to shared spaces. I am not sure if that felt noisy to..."
21 Jun 2018
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US$673 - US$1,434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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