Image © Thorntree River Lodge – African Bush Camps

Located in in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is a beautifully designed lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Just 20 minutes upstream from Victoria Falls, this lodge offers a perfect base to visit the mighty ‘Smoke that thunders’ as well as exploring the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Zambezi River with private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking and game drives.  A stay at Thorntree River Lodge offers the opportunity to indulge in wildlife, cultural and adventure activities or to simply soak in the beauty and nature that surrounds you in this tranquil and peaceful location.

African Bush Camps Foundation aims to make an impact in the communities and wildlife areas surrounding their camps. The projects running focus addressing challenges that include unemployment, food scarcity, poor education and healthcare infrastructure, low school attendance and dropouts due to financial constraints, wildlife poaching, and preserving natural resources.


8 Luxury Tented Suits & 2 Luxury Family Suites

All suites are situated along the banks of the Zambezi River with private deck and private plunge pool.

• Indoor/outdoor bathroom
• Air conditioning & Fan
• Mini bar
• Private Deck
• Plunge pool
• Mosquito nets and repellent
• Hairdryer
• Safe

Lodge Facilities

• Dining and bar
• Pool
• Spa
• Gym
• Battery Charging Facilities
• Gift Shop


• Morning and afternoon game drives
• Rhino Walk
• Cultural Tours *charges may apply
• Bird Watching
• Canoeing
• Catch & release fishing
• Sunrise and sunset boat cruises
• Victoria Falls excursion (Zambian side) *charges may apply

Lodge Season & Opening
All year.

Children of all ages are welcome, however walking safaris & canoeing are restricted to children over the age of 16 years.


Thorntree River Lodge can be accessed via road transfers from Livingstone International Airport (20 mins) or Victoria Falls International Airport (1 hour).

For more information on Thorntree River Lodge contact our team of expert Travel Consultants who will be delighted to tailor-make your Zambia travel itinerary.

For a no-obligation quotation,  simply contact us via our free online Request A Quote  service.

Prices & Booking Enquiries:

Price Includes:

• Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits
• Transfers from/to Airstrip
• Shared game drives, sunrise and sunset boat cruises, visit to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, canoeing safaris, rhino walk, gym & spa, catch & release shore fishing (not in Dec)

Price Excludes:
• Conservation and Community Levy
• International / Regional Flights
• Staff Tips
• Private Guide and Vehicle – for private guides/vehicle please contact us.

Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Safari Packages:

We have two excellent itineraries that include a stay at Thorntree River Lodge, please click below for details:

The Magic Of The Zambezi & Victoria Falls 7 Days

Ultimate Three Country Safari 10 Days

Alternatively our team of expert Travel Consultants can tailor-make your Zambia travel itinerary to include Thorntree River Lodge.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.