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Thornicroft Lodge

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Only 10 minutes from the best game viewing areas, Thornicroft is the perfect destination for couples, families or groups looking for an authentic safari experience in a small intimate lodge.

Thornicroft is a comfortable bush-style lodge is managed by Lilongwe artist and conservationist David Kelly and is set in a beautiful location on the banks of the Luangwa River – home to wallowing hippos and bathing elephants.

There are nine charming bush-style chalets spread out along the banks of the Luangwa River. Each of our spacious en-suite chalets has fabulous views of the South Luangwa National Park and can easily accommodate two adults and a child. For those looking for a budget option there are eight permanent safari-dome two-person tents with shared bathroom facilities near the lagoon.

There is a classic thatched main lodge with bar, dining room and lounge area. The stunning location makes it a perfect place to relax between safaris. By day you can either cool down in our swimming pool or continue looking out for wildlife at one of the many vantage points overlooking hippos that cluster in the great Luangwa River.

In the evening you can sit around our open fire, enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst comparing wildlife encounters and watching the amazing stars of the southern sky.

All of our safaris are led by professional qualified guides with an exceptional in-depth knowledge of the park and its wildlife. Included in your stay are early morning game drives and thrilling night safaris in one of the finest parks to see predators in Southern Africa. Famous for its concentration of game South Luangwa is the destination for any Safari connoisseur. Our open 4×4 safari vehicles mean you have unobstructed views and feel close to the wildlife.

Our game drives bring you close to some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife so that you can experience a truly African adventure.