Safari in South Luangwa

   Thornicroft Lodge, South Luangwa National Park

Stay with us and become absorbed in the wonders of the South Luangwa National Park, one of the greatest parks in Africa. Our lodge is set in a beautiful location on the banks of Luangwa River, home to wallowing hippos and bathing elephants, and makes the most of our wonderful surroundings without compromising on comfort.


Learn from our expert guides about the wildlife and environment of this breathtaking National Park. Whilst here you can explore the untamed wilderness of South Luangwa with unforgettable dawn, sunset and night drives in open 4x4's with some of the best safari guides in Africa.


We hope to welcome you at Thornicroft and guide you around one of the greatest national parks in Africa.

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Our Accomodation

Our nine charming bush-style chalets are spread out along the banks of the Luangwa River. Each of our intimate en-suite chalets has fabulous views of the South Luangwa National Park. 


At Thornicroft we adore wildlife and care about the environment and we are proud to have some of the best guides in Zambia with amazing wealth of knowledge and understanding of African wildlife.


Thornicroft is an ideal place for couples or families looking for an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. Our chalets are spread out along the bank of the river and can easily accommodate two or three people.

Unforgettable Game Drives with our expert safari guides 

Enjoy a sundowner on one of our night drives

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In the heart of one Africa's finest unspoiled wildlife areas, Thornicroft offers you all the essential amenities for a truly memorable safari vacation

South Luangwa Leopard

Zambia's world-renowned safari destination is home to over 60 species of mammals and 400 species of birds. Perfect for your safari of a lifetime!

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Get in touch with us and plan your visit to the South Luangwa National Park! We also offer tailor-made itineraries and special-interest safaris

Contact Details


Mobile Phone: +260 216 246 247


Postal Address:

Thornicroft Lodge

P.O. Box 35


Eastern Province - Zambia

We're taking a short break ... but will be back in April 2021!

Following the slow down in international travel due to COVID-19, sadly we’ve had to close the doors of our Lodge and are taking a short break. 

We will remain positive until we can once again reopen our doors to guests and share the amazing wildlife of South Luangwa NP. While we are closed, our team is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready for a great 2021 and that the elephants don't move in on a permanent basis!

We are accepting bookings for 2021. If you want to plan ahead and get ready to travel to the wild once the world opens up, we are offering some fantastic "book now, stay anytime in 2021" specials offers.  Please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

There will be no better year to safari in one of the most amazing national parks in Africa