Situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in the wildlife rich Mfuwe sector, this lodge is the perfect place for those on a tighter budget to experience the Valley of the Leopards! The rooms all look out onto the river providing excellent hippo and croc viewing throughout the day and offer the chance to see the elephants cross in and out of the park, which they usually do at sunrise and sunset!
LOW Season: 2 Mar – 31 May & 1 Nov – 14 Jan
HIGH Season: 1 Jun – 31 Oct
CLOSED: 15 Jan – 1 Mar
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.
We have just spent a great weekend at Thornicroft Lodge – we were a group of 14 – three families travelling together including seven children aged from 10 to 15. Nadja and Dylan managed our booking and were great to deal with and very welcoming. We stayed on the full board basis excluding safaris, which we organised ourselves. Safaris can be booked through Thornicroft.
My son and I enjoyed our 4 nights here with a total of 8 game drive taken. The whole team of staff led by Nadia and Dylan was very friendly and helpful. The chef here, like a magician, who made all the foods delicious. Boyd, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the park and did an excellent job on the game drive.
The lodge is overlooking the waters of the Luangwa river, for this reason offering a truly unique spectacle of nature.
You can come across an elephant or a hippo walking in the garden, but you dont need to watch out because guards are there for you…