How to get to us
Thornicroft is in a wildlife area which is far away from most of the rest of the world. You won't regret the journey.
Thornicroft Lodge is situated on the Luangwa River bordering South Luangwa National Park in the North of Zambia. Reaching us is straightforward and can be done by road or you can fly in to the local airport on one of the daily scheduled flights.
Drive to Thornicroft
You can drive to Thornicroft with a 4×4. We can also arrange road transfers for you from Malawi.
If you have your own vehicle or have hired a self-drive vehicle, please check the state of the road with us before you start in order to time your journey correctly.
By road from Lilongwe in Malawi will take about 5-6 hours, by road from Lusaka will take about 10-13 hours. Both routes go via Chipata in Zambia. The last 120 kilometers from Chipata to Mfuwe is partly tarmac / partly dirt road .
For detailed directions and status of the road from Chipata to Mfuwe you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fly to Thornicroft
Flying from Lusaka or Livingstone can be the quickest and most comfortable way to reach us. Proflight Zambia runs 2-3 daily flights to Mfuwe airport.
Flying from Lilongwe to Mfuwe is also possible. Nyassa Airtaxi runs daily flights from Lilongwe to Mfuwe.
We can arrange airport transfers. Please tell us your time of arrival so that we can pick you up from Mfuwe airport. Thornicroft is only about 30 minutes drive from the airport, a fascinating journey through villages and bush.
Public transport to Thornicroft
It is possible to travel from Lusaka to Luangwa by public transport. There are several bus companies who transfer their clients in rather comfortable coaches from Lusaka to Chipata. From there you could take the minibus (once per day) or hire a taxi for your trip to Luangwa. See for more info:
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