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Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge enjoys a relaxed setting in a superb location.


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Accommodation Type

Safari Lodge

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide


Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge enjoys a relaxed setting in a superb location. Easy access to the adrenalin packed fun of the Falls yet you return to this tranquil peaceful setting on the banks of the Zambezi River, the perfect escape.

The lodge was rebuilt from scratch and re-opened for business in 2017 offering guests a luxurious but still down to earth stay on the banks of the Zambezi. A lot of thought has gone into the contemporary design, carefully planned to compliment the surroundings and take advantage of the beautiful river setting. Wherever you are, be it in the main area, by the fire pit, in the infinity pool or in your own tented room, the river is central to the heartbeat of this lodge. The haunting cry of the African fish eagle will stay with you.

Whilst the design is modern with a strong use of wood, glass and copper, inspiration is drawn from local culture and you are surrounded by African warmth. There are numerous communal areas for you to seek out and enjoy, there’s even a library and a small room, set back from the main area, where you can watch satellite TV and obtain Wi-Fi (though it’s a bit patchy). 

They have worked hard to create the perfect setting for this new property and combine it with an authentic safari experience with luxury touches. The new indigenous trees and shrubs that were planted have taken and add to the remote feel of the lodge.

Thorntree River Lodge Highlights

  • Stylish and elegant
  • Riverside location
  • Private plunge pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa and gym

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Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge


  • 10 suites
  • Open all year round 
  • Children of all ages are welcome  


  • TV/internet lounge (patchy Wi-Fi)
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa and gym
  • Laundry service
  • Boma


  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls
  • Game drives
  • Rhino tracking
  • Village visit
  • Sunset cruise
  • Fishing
  • Livingstone museum visit

The ten suites, which include two family suites, are huge. It’s like having your own villa overlooking the river. Apart from the large bed complete with mosquito net, there’s a spacious lounge area decorated with cool blue fabrics and an indoor and outdoor bathroom which includes a bathtub.

The large private deck area can be accessed by wraparound doors that open up the suite, and there you’ll find your private plunge pool and of course the Zambezi River, right on your doorstep.

All mod-cons have been thought of including a complimentary minibar, bathrobes, slippers and fluffy towels all set off with elegant, modern decor with a distinct African twist.

Tuskwana the Elephant is your guide to choosing acommodation that make a difference to their community or environment. And you can click him for our TRAVEL + PROTECT page.

Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

“African Bush Camps who own and run the lodge are well respected within the safari industry and apart from offering a first class safari experience, they have a strong social responsibility programme and conservation ethic which they address through the African Bush Camps Foundation. This non-profit organisation aims to provide opportunities to empower rural communities in vulnerable wildlife areas, through education and conservation.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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