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Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge

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Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Thorntree River Lodge is the perfect destination to explore the majestic Victoria Falls a short distance downstream.

Influenced by local culture, the camp has a modern eco-conscious design with tented roofs that retain the authenticity of an African safari. Accommodations consist of 8 twin rooms and 2 family units with 4 beds each, sleeping a total of 24. Family units consist of two separate parent’s and children’s rooms joined by an inter leading walkway. All units have indoor and outdoor bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers and hot and cold water. There are plug points in all rooms and each unit has a private plunge pool.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park named “The Smoke That Thunders” covers 25 square miles on the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls which form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Lodge is located in the wildlife section of the park which has a separate entrance to the section of the park adjacent to the falls. Game within the park includes giraffe, zebra, warthog, sable, eland, cape buffalo and impala with elephants sometimes seen crossing from the Zimbabwean side of the river in the dry season. Hippo and crocodile can also be seen in the river. The first European settlers originally made camp in an area of the park near to the river but later moved to higher ground to form the town of Livingstone which lies to the north east of the park.

One of the seven wonders of the world and one of the must see attractions is, off course, a visit to the Victoria Falls. Visits take place on the Zambian side of the falls and there are a number of roads, paths and walking tracks that allow for exploration and views of the top and bottom of the falls. There are a number of small animals that inhabit this section of the park and 35 species of raptors for keen birdwatchers. Game drives and game walks, for larger game viewing, take place within the wildlife section of the park. Being located on a quiet section of the Zambezi river allows for boat cruises which are ideal for taking in spectacular African sunsets with fishing also allowed. Visits to a nearby local village give insight into local customs and community life while a visit to the Livingstone Museum is an opportunity to learn about the area’s natural and cultural history.

After a day of exploring guests can relax and take in the stunning views from the lodge’s large wooden deck where parts of the deck ‘float’ with the river like a boat giving access to the river from the main deck which also has a sunken boma area and infinity pool. Adjacent to the wooden deck, the lodge has an open dining room and lounge area with access to a temperature controlled private wine cellar with a selection of fine wines. There is also a gym and spa which overlook the river as well as a small library which has WIFI access.

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Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge

PLAN MY TRIP

Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Thorntree River Lodge is the perfect destination to explore the majestic Victoria Falls a short distance downstream.

Influenced by local culture, the camp has a modern eco-conscious design with tented roofs that retain the authenticity of an African safari. Accommodations consist of 8 twin rooms and 2 family units with 4 beds each, sleeping a total of 24. Family units consist of two separate parent’s and children’s rooms joined by an inter leading walkway. All units have indoor and outdoor bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers and hot and cold water. There are plug points in all rooms and each unit has a private plunge pool.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park named “The Smoke That Thunders” covers 25 square miles on the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls which form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Lodge is located in the wildlife section of the park which has a separate entrance to the section of the park adjacent to the falls. Game within the park includes giraffe, zebra, warthog, sable, eland, cape buffalo and impala with elephants sometimes seen crossing from the Zimbabwean side of the river in the dry season. Hippo and crocodile can also be seen in the river. The first European settlers originally made camp in an area of the park near to the river but later moved to higher ground to form the town of Livingstone which lies to the north east of the park.

One of the seven wonders of the world and one of the must see attractions is, off course, a visit to the Victoria Falls. Visits take place on the Zambian side of the falls and there are a number of roads, paths and walking tracks that allow for exploration and views of the top and bottom of the falls. There are a number of small animals that inhabit this section of the park and 35 species of raptors for keen birdwatchers. Game drives and game walks, for larger game viewing, take place within the wildlife section of the park. Being located on a quiet section of the Zambezi river allows for boat cruises which are ideal for taking in spectacular African sunsets with fishing also allowed. Visits to a nearby local village give insight into local customs and community life while a visit to the Livingstone Museum is an opportunity to learn about the area’s natural and cultural history.

After a day of exploring guests can relax and take in the stunning views from the lodge’s large wooden deck where parts of the deck ‘float’ with the river like a boat giving access to the river from the main deck which also has a sunken boma area and infinity pool. Adjacent to the wooden deck, the lodge has an open dining room and lounge area with access to a temperature controlled private wine cellar with a selection of fine wines. There is also a gym and spa which overlook the river as well as a small library which has WIFI access.