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 The first European settlers originally made camp in an area of the park near to the river but later moved to higher ground to form the town of Livingstone which lies to the north east of the park.