Afternoon sunset cruises on the mighty Zambezi to the sound of hippos, touring the majestic Victoria Falls and dining under the African starlight. That’s a few of things I recently experienced when I visited Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. From the very smooth and efficient pick up and transfer to the warm welcome of the friendly staff, the entire experience at Thorntree River Lodge is incredible.
As if all of the above is not enough, you will need to take a second breath when arriving and getting your first glimpse from the deck, with a panoramic view of the Zambezi River. That all while getting a massage from one their spa therapists.
Located inside the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park you are never far away from wildlife. With game viewing that can be done while on your Sunset cruise or canoeing, it reminds you that Africa is on your doorstep. During my short stay at Thorntree River Lodge we came across a couple of hippo pods, herds of Elephants drinking water from the River and large crocodiles catching some sun not too far from the Lodge.
The Lodge consists of 10 Luxury Rooms and 2 Family units – with the luxury of the rooms I will not blame anyone for choosing to stay in, each unit with their own splash pool and deck where you can relax and absorb the perfect African view on the river bank – where else would you want to be…?
Thorntree River Lodge has so many activities to choose from during your stay, which is why I personally would recommend a 3-night stay. The Lodge offers the usual trip to the Falls, fishing on the Zambezi, Cultural visits but a unique activity is the Rhino Experience where you will have the opportunity to track and view White Rhinos on foot. While at the Lodge you can relax inside the deck pool and lie flat on your deckchair, which is nicely placed inside the pool.
The tranquil and open feeling of the Lodge creates the mood of wanting to stay there for a few more days. As you would expect the service and hospitality is wonderful – you can expect your tastebuds to have a blast during your stay at Thorntree River Lodge.
To everyone making your way to Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is a must!
Until next time,