A Haven Of Serenity On The Banks Of The Upper Zambezi

The stunning Thorntree River Lodge is situated in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River. After a long day of activities, unwind in the infinity pool, which effortlessly blends with the river horizon. The communal spirit is celebrated at Thorntree River Lodge. Spend your evening telling stories about your safari around the fire in the coziness of the sunken boma after a delicious sundowner cocktail while admiring a magnificent African sunset, and then indulge in our African-inspired fine-dining experience.

The Thorntree River Lodge is ideally located to take in the surrounding cascading splendor of the Victoria Falls, and it can be reached via the international airports of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, or Livingstone, Zambia. The lodge is only 20 minutes upstream from Victoria Falls. All ages of children are welcome, and our renowned kids’ club, the Ngwana Club, will provide endless hours of entertainment for your children.

Thorntree River Lodge, one of the safari lodges in Zambia, combines a serene riverfront location with an eco-friendly philosophy. Your stay at our lodge in Livingstone, Zambia is enhanced by African Bush Camps’ mindful ethos, which draws inspiration from a diverse mix of native African culture that is highlighted by contemporary influences.

Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia, provides a serene starting point from which to experience a wide range of breathtaking activities. The communal spaces are fluid hubs of relaxation; the lounge effortlessly transitions into the dining area, and the library has WiFi connectivity. It offers amazing river panoramas from its unique vantage point. A sunken boma area and an infinity pool are located on the community deck, which is perched on the edge of the beautiful riverfront. Thorntree River Lodge also offers a spa and gym that enables a complete sense of well-being.

Daily excursions to the Zambian (and Zimbabwean, during the dry season) sides of the Victoria Falls, private river cruises, cultural outings, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking, and game drives are all available from our lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. All of these activities are included in the cost of your stay. Additionally, we can arrange for you to participate in other activities such as guided rainforest tours, bungee jumping, helicopter flips over “The Smoke that Thunders” and the world famous white water rafting – all of which we can arrange before your departure from your home country.

Safari Information

Thorntree River Lodge Services

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, rhino tracking, bush walks, sunrise & sunset boat cruises, Simonga Village visits, a visit to Zambian side of the Falls, a visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in low water season (excludes visa fees), visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips, visit to Maramba & Makuni Markets, catch & release fishing (not available in December due to breeding season), Spa (additional costs apply).



Rhino Experiences

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the extremely rare and endangered white rhino who are under 24-hour protection by the rangers.


Spend the day cruising the water and taking in the gorgeous views. Try your hand at fishing for tiger, bream (tilapia) or vundu.

Sunset Cruises

Cruise along Lake Kariba at sunset and take in the wonderful African wildlife and aquatic animals, encapsulating the essence of Africa.

Game drives

Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

The Ngwana Club

We specialise in children on safari. Nature walks around camp, arts and crafts, cooking lessons and other specialist child activities for younger guests.

Victoria Falls Tour

The legendary Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya or otherwise known as the Smoke that Thunders. Enjoy the splendour and magnitude of one of the seven natural wonders

Canoeing Floats

Accompanied by your river guide, enjoy a canoe safari. Take a relaxed paddle through the water and experience Africa from a different perspective.

Cultural Visits

Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable.

The Livingstone Museum

The largest and oldest museum in Zambia, the Livingstone Museum celebrates the local history as well as the adventures of David Livingstone.

Bird watching

Delight in the call of the Giant kingfisher; photograph the majestic Squacco heron or Collared pratincole. Or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.

Wildlife Sightings

Discover majestic wildlife at every turn while on luxury safari in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park; these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Thorntree River Lodge.

Are you ready to start planning your experience at The Thorntree River Lodge?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Safaris Specialists.

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