Thorntree River Lodge ★★★★★


Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa.

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.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service

What to Expect

African Bush Camps was founded by a professional Zimbabwean guide, Beks Ndlovu, in 2006. He envisioned offering travellers the flexibility to explore the wonders of an African safari, rooted in the intimate heartlands of Africa, in harmony with its surroundings, and in touch with nature.

You will find our camps in the intimate heartlands of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. Here, you will experience an unrivalled depth of local knowledge, wildlife, conservation, and a passion for creating exceptional safari experiences.

Empathy and intuition are part of our core values, and our selection of camps & lodges is in touch with nature, their surroundings, and your need to explore Africa in a multitude of ways. Our camps operate in harmony with the surrounding land, wildlife, and people. They are sustainable, have minimal impact on the environment, and work as an interconnected footprint, symbiotically with the communities around our camps.


Luxury Room

Each unit at Thorntree River Lodge will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool.

Luxury Family Unit

Thorntree River Lodge comprises of 2 Luxury 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.

Visit to 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.


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.

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.

We have our own boats, for maximum flexibility and freedom to take in the breathtaking sunsets from the river.


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.


  • Library
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Eco Friendly
  • Laundry Service
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