Thorntree River Lodge: The 'Home of The Elephant'

Thorntree River Lodge offers excellent game viewing opportunities and adventure activities. The lodge is located inside the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park.

The Lodge is the best place from where to enjoy the adventures of the Zambezi River and surrounding area to the full.


Thorntree has nine suites from which you can choose from. The suites provide a scenic overlook of the Zambezi River. All guest rooms have thatched verandas and en-suite bathrooms.

As a guest of the Lodge, you will be availed access to a lot of wildlife in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Elephants are a common sight and can occasionally be seen wandering about. No wonder, Thorntree is better known as the 'Home of the Elephant!'

Apart from the Vitoria Falls and other animal species in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya park, the lodge offers the following:

  • Picnics On Livingstone Island
  • Cruises On The Lady Livingstone
  • Walks With Lions
  • Abseiling
  • Bungi-Jumping
  • Helicopter Trips
  • Game Drives
  • Canoeing
  • White Water Rafting

Out And About

When you are at Thorntree, you are assured of seeing one of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. A visit to the Lodge is incomplete without seeing the Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Knife-bridge.

Victoria Falls Tours (Helicopter Rides)

The Victoria Falls, also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya (smoke that thunders), is a favourite with Thorntree guests. The lodge is just a few kilometres from this natural wonder. Thorntree offers helicopter rides for its guests to enable them have a grand view of the Falls.


Game lovers need not worry since the lodge is right in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The park has a lot of animal species which includes:

  • Hippopotamus
  • Crocodile
  • Vervet Monkeys
  • Baboons
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Warthog
  • Sable
  • Antelope
  • Eland
  • Buffalo
  • Impala And Many Species of Birds

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