Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

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Overview

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…

Highlights

  • Private boat for sunset river cruises on the Zambezi
  • Excellent proximity to Zambian side Victoria Falls
  • Temperature-controlled wine collection
  • Private plunge pools to cool off during summer
  • Outdoor showers so you can truly immerse yourself in nature
  • Communal infinity swimming pool, spa, gym and Wi-Fi connection

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Activities

  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Local village visits
  • Sunset cruises
I just love any lodge on this mighty river, but Thorntree is a place you can easily spend a few days relaxing; the rooms are so inviting with their outdoor showers, plunge pools & private decks. Although I loved the nature walk, kayaking & sunset boat trip, sitting with a book and G&T after a busy safari was a highlight!
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Rooms

Standard Room

Thorntree River Lodge is a small, more intimate establishment with just eight twin rooms and two family units. All have their own bathrooms as well as a private plunge pool overlooking the lush riverine vegetation. Each room is a haven of tranquillity, representing an oasis from the bustle of modern life. Extensive, wooden bathrooms with large tubs you to linger. All rooms have their own plug points, meaning you can charge your devices in your own suite.

Other Room Types:

The family rooms at Thorntree River Lodge consist of two family units with four beds in each, ideal for parents and children.

Facilities

Thorntree River Lodge has a beautiful wooden deck that has been built facing the Zambezi River. The outdoor relaxation area have been sunk into the wooden deck, which stretches along the front of the lodge. The infinity pool provides a welcome relief from the heat of the day. For those seeking a bit of pampering, the spa offers soothing massages or choose from a range of treatments. The gym has a variety of equipment, making each workout even more rewarding. The intimate library has Wi-Fi and a television set for your convenience.

Dining

The dining area is a large, open area that flows onto a walled wine collection stocked with fine wines. Contemporary design elements blend with soft lighting and local artwork and the backdrop of the river, creating an exquisite space to sit back and enjoy delicious meals. Weather permitting, meals are also served on the deck, near the river where hippos frequently visit.

General facilities

  • Games room
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Child friendly
  • Communal swimming pool
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Housekeeping service
  • Library
  • Local airport transfers
  • Plunge pool
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Wine cellar
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-fi available
  • Boma
  • Swimming Pool

Amenities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • International adaptors
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor area
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private balcony
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities

Rates

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  • 2018-01-01 - 2018-12-31

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6 Nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis

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Dates Board Price
2018-11-01 — 2018-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $720
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $600
2019-01-01 — 2019-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $600
2019-04-01 — 2019-05-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $720
2019-06-01 — 2019-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $970
2019-11-01 — 2019-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $720
2019-12-01 — 2019-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $600

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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