With its own boat, a temperature-controlled wine collection 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 reclaimed railway sleeper wood, Thorntree River Lodge has an eco-conscious design that blurs the line between nature and 21-century modernity. Touches of blue give it a very relaxed atmosphere. Its superb location gives you easy access to all the fun of the Falls – like sunset cruises, kayaking, nature walks, 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 (or even better, at your own private pool). Enjoy nightcaps at the fire pit in the sunken boma or on the floating deck and work off the stresses of your ‘real life’ back home in the spa and gym.
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…