Thorntree River Lodge

The beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Seamlessly blending into the tranquil river-side setting, this eco-conscious haven draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of local African culture but with contemporary influences throughout. Just 20 min upstream from Victoria Falls, the lodge is perfectly positioned to enjoy the cascading spectacle nearby with a range of water-based activities.

The lodge boasts 12 twin rooms with 2 sets of interleading units. Each unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

Lying in such close proximity of Victoria Falls, the camp offers daily excursions to the Zambian side of The Falls where activities include bungee jumping, white water rafting, tiger fishing expeditions, private river cruises, helicopter rides and picnics on Livingstone Island. The perfect respite after a day of activities on the river, your stay at Thorntree River Lodge will be a holistic experience, ideal for quiet contemplation in a remarkably peaceful setting.

Perching on the river edge are the twelve luxurious suites, four of which can be used as family suites with interleading walkways. Each suite boasts gorgeous indoor bathrooms including an additional outdoor shower, an intimate lounge area that sprawls out onto a private decking and a plunge pool. Designed to showcase the incredible river panoramas, the suites’ sliding glass panel walls and high-pitched canvas roofs exude a delightful sense of space.

Luxury Room
Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool.

Family Unit
Thorntree has 2 Family Units with inter-leading walkways between the parents and children’s rooms which are both en-suite. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool.


Victoria Falls
The legendary Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya or otherwise known as the Smoke that Thunders. Enjoy the splendour and magnitude of one of the Natural Wonders of the World. After the rains, experience Victoria Falls in all her glory and when the Falls are dry, marvel at the rock formation.

Game Drives
Lead by an experienced guide, you’ll see magnificent wildlife indigenous to the area. Your guide will show you the hidden spots best for game viewing and give you an insider’s knowledge. With years of experience our African Bush Camps guides are known for being some of the best in the business.

Rhino Experience
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the extremely rare and endangered white rhino who are under 24-hour protection by the rangers. At Thorntree River Lodge you’ll get the unique opportunity to see these incredible animals up close on a short walking safari.

Cultural Visits
Working together with the communities around the areas we operate in gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable, by sharing knowledge there has been a decrease in the human-wildlife conflict. Take the opportunity to visit the locals and become accustomed to their way of life.

Sunset River Cruise
Encapsulating the essence of Africa, a cruise down Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River at sunset offers wonderful African wildlife sightings in an incredibly romantic setting.

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

Accompanied by your River guide, enjoy a canoe safari. Take a relaxed paddle through the water and experience elephants trekking through from one side to the other and a new vantage point.

The Ngwana Club
From nature walks around camp and storytelling to cultural arts and crafts and cub club cooking classes, the African Bush Camps’ children focused Ngwana Club creates a fun and educational environment for children on safari.

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

Thorntree River Lodge on the Zambezi River is home to a wide array of exotic birds, such as Gannets, Spotted thick-knee and Verreaux’s eagle-owl. Pick up the binoculars, or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.

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Family Trips:


A Sweet Spot on the Mighty Zambezi
Kids Stay Free!
* Valid Jan 6-Dec 19, 2024/25 for kids 15 and under. Book by Aug 31, 2024

Honeymoon Special
50% off for your partner's stay
* Valid Jan 6-Dec 19, 2024 + 2025. Book by Aug 31, 2024.