Thorntree River Lodge

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Price guide: $$$$$ More than $500 per person per night

Thorntree River Lodge is ideally located for exploring the Victoria Falls with this iconic African landmark just 20 minutes downstream from the lodge. Equally, the remote location ensures that guests can enjoy a peaceful stay away from the crowds. 
Perfect forThose looking to relax for a few days in the lap of luxury. This is one of the leading lodges in the area with beautifully designed rooms, spacious public areas and breathtaking views out across the Zambezi River.
In the knowThe lodge has a number of stunning areas for private dining, perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Honeymoon
  • Food & Wine
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The lodge sits on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, with Zimbabwe located just the other side on the far bank.

Rooms at Thorntree River Lodge

The 12 spacious en-suite chalets are set along the riverbank and raised up on hardwood decks with private plunge pools and daybeds on the shaded veranda. With pale woods broken up with a grey accent wall, locally crafted furnishings, modern art and large glass sliding doors they have a traditional yet contemporary feel. 

Food & Drink

The food at Thorntree is outstanding, with fresh, seasonal ingredients all sourced from local farms. There are plenty of wonderful spaces for private dining should guests wish, whilst the firepit on the pontoon overlooking the river is a wonderful spot to enjoy sundowner drinks.


The lodge has a huge range of facilities including a perfectly appointed swimming pool, expansive spa, gym and library. The main lounge and bar area leads in to the restaurant and spacious deck where guests can spend their afternoons relaxing in the sunshine.

Activities at Thorntree River Lodge

The range of activities on offer from Thorntree is amongst the most comprehensive in the area, making it ideal for visitors looking to pack their days with adventure. Guided trips to The Falls are high on people’s list of things to do, as are canoe and boat trips, visits to a local village and the chance to enjoy some fishing. They also offer the chance to enjoy rhino tracking in the nearby Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

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Hotel location

15kms upstream from The Victoria Falls and 30 minutes from Livingstone airport.

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