With the Victoria Falls, the popular National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys, thrilling adventure activities and game viewing, Zambia is regarded as Africa's greatest destination. Situated within this pristine wilderness, Thorntree River Lodge offers nine secluded, comfortable and spacious suites, all with private en-suite bathrooms. With thatched verandas overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, this is Africa at its best.
The Mosi oa Tunya park stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River from Livingstone town heading upstream towards Botswana. Thorntree lies within the park about 12 minutes drive from the centre of Livingstone. This makes the sites of Livingstone, which include the world famous Victoria Falls, within easy reach yet guests can retreat to the lodge for peaceful relaxation.
Each room features the following:
Meals are served al fresco African style, quietly under the stars on a secluded section overlooking the river, or in the main lodge where guests interact socially around the communal dining room table. Here, by the light of flickering candles, and in true African spirit, guests share their day's experiences, reminiscing on the lives of famous explorers.
Elephant back safaris
Safaris are conducted early morning or late afternoon. The possibility of spotting game is enhanced from your elevated position on this magnificent creature. After your ride you will be encouraged to interact and become one with your elephant.
Walking with lions
By joining the lion walks or volunteering, you are actively assisting in the pre-release training for the cubs, as well as providing essential funding for the program's continued progress to help save Africa's most iconic species. You will have the rare opportunity of being able to walk, interact and observe these amazing animals.
111 metres of pure adrenalin! Based on The Victoria Falls Bridge, the bungee jump can certainly be classed as the most scenic in the world. All bungee jumps at Victoria Falls are operated by the Vic Falls Bungee Company. They now also run a gorge swing and a cable slide at the same site. You can even do all three activities as a Bungee combo at a discounted rate.
Lady Livingstone sundown cruise
Lavishly decked out with every thought to a guest's personal comfort, the Lady Livingstone is a one hundred and fifty seater, three-decker river cruiser designed to accommodate groups and individuals. The lower deck accommodates 75, middle deck accommodates 55 and the upper exclusive deck accommodates 20 in private luxury.
White water rafting
Commercial rafting first commenced on the Zambezi River in 1981 and since then this activity has grown in popularity to the point where a rafting trip on the Zambezi is now a regular feature in many tourist itineraries, and is now internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip available in the world.
Both short and long flights are available (approximately 15 and 30 minutes). The short flight circuits over The Falls, offering superb views from every angle. The long flight goes over the gorge below The Falls, skimming above the rapids of the Zambezi River. Coming out of the gorge the flight then circuits The Falls and finishes off by flying over the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in the hope of spotting some of Africa's big game such as elephant and rhino.
Other activities include: