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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We only had 3 days (2 nights) here, but it was a special place, on the banks of the Zambezi river. Service was absolutely excellent, as was the food and the lodge. There is a maximum of 18 guests (9 lodges) but as luck would have it, there was just the two of us at the time, with 16 guests...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 13 March 2015

It was our first trip to Zambia and the Victoria falls, we had a wonderful time staying in this cozy quaint friendly lodge amidst its untouched, natural setting It is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, in Mosi-oa-Tunya park, outside Livingstone town. The Thorn Tree River Lodge offers wildlife (hippos and elephants) on your doorstep. At dinnertime the...

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Thorntree. I can't say enough about Florence and her staff - not only did they provide custom menus for several of us with food allergies, they also were extremely accommodating to my friend who developed thrush in her mouth and could only eat smoothies at every meal. The rooms were great - you can't...

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Hoboken, NJ
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Our stay at Thorntree was fantastic. Florence and her staff made sure that we were well taken care of, including providing gluten free options for my two friends. The food was certainly plentiful! Our rooms were "rustic" but well appointed and the staff did a nice job of cleaning and providing us everything that we needed. We organized activities through...

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SHANGHAI
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The lodge is located beside the Zambezi River and inside the jungle,peacefully and privately.The color of the surface of the water changed from morning to evening, and some mammals visited this place,most exiting of all is Hippos!which took their dinner in the night,several metres from me...I guess it will be a most imopressive thing of my life that night I...

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Reviewed 8 October 2014

We had an amazing stay at Thorn Tree River Lodge during our stay in September 2014 - one to remember. It was our first trip to Zambia and we thoroughly enjoyed all that the Lodge had to offer - from the wildlife (hippos and elephants), our spacious lodge on the Zambezi with an utside shower, to the good food and...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My wife and I spent several days here on our honeymoon. The service was the best I have experienced. We had the whole place to ourselves and were treated like royalty. It was actually a little hard to accept that level of service. We had a chalet right on the river and it was very, very nice. The staff were...

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The location of the Thorntree River Lodge is extremely scenic and very peaceful and quiet. The hippos can be heard throughout the day and seen frequently from your private porch. Florence and her staff are exceptional and work extremely hard to give a five star experience in a property that is in need of upgrades. Florence is planning these upgrades...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2014

When we walked into Thorntree Lodge and saw the Zambezi flowing by the hospitality deck - we were taken aback by the beauty of this environment. The location of Thorntree is beyond compare. It is a vista that you photograph every day, because you fear you may not have captured the mood of the river and environs as you see...

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Palmetto, Florida
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Thorntree River Lodge after our 10-day Okavango Delta Safari. After sleeping in a tent for 10 days, it was wonderful to sleep in the wonderfully plush king size bed at Thorntree. Our cottage sat feet from the Zambezi River and we could see the mist from Victoria Falls as we sipped our gin and...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is being completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge will boast 8 twin rooms and 2 family units comprising of 4 beds each. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests' convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thorntree River Lodge

Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Hotel Class:4 star — Thorntree River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Thorntree River Hotel Victoria Falls
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Livingstone
#5 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
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“Cottages on the riverside for all!”
 of 5 bubbles LynetteGerber, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are direclty on to the Zambezi, so you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles Cham_46664, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Discuss your preference with Florence and you will be perfectly located. She is a real gem and treats her staff with such respect.”
  • Simple but WOW!
 of 5 bubbles ashnam, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are well situated and away from each-other - sun-downers on your individual patios overlooking the river and watching the hippos come to shore is a life time experience and highly recommended”
  • Sunset from the room- hippos on the way home
  • Entrance to the lodge
 of 5 bubbles Shamwarie, 28 Mar 2014 | Read review
“If you after peace and quiet ask for the furtherst room away.”
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 of 5 bubbles AfrikanBlues, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
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