With its own boat, a temperature-controlled wine cellar and each suite boasting a private plunge pool and an indoor-outdoor bathroom, Thorntree is one of Zambia’s most indulgent and contemporary lodges on the legendary Zambezi River, just upstream from the even more legendary Victoria Falls.
Built from local timber, stone and reeds, Thorntree River Lodge has an eco-conscious design that blurs the line between nature and architecture, 21st-century modernity and African history. Its superb location gives you easy access to all the fun of the Falls – like white-water rafting, bridge swinging, tracking white rhinos and, of course, awe-inspiring vistas of Africa’s most indomitable waterfall – while allowing you peace and tranquillity on the river’s edge.
When you are not out enjoying the greater Zambezi area, relax at the sparkling infinity pool that is set in the wooden deck that has an uninterrupted visual connection to the water. Enjoy nightcaps in the sunken boma and work off the stresses of your ‘real life’ back home in the spa and gym (for those who want to remain in touch, there is Wi-Fi in Thorntree’s small library).
Sundowners on the river is the classic way to end the day and little will compare to sitting back on Thorntree’s private boat, an iced drink in hand, and listening to the cry of an African fish eagle and the comical chortling of nearby hippos as they wallow in the water…