We would love to welcome you, but due to COVID we're closed


Please be aware Thornicroft Lodge is now closed.
One day we hope to re-open

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the safari industry across Africa. With bans on international travel for much of the last two years our lovely lodge, which we have put our heart and soul into over the last 12 years, is going into hibernation.

We are actively looking for some to take the lodge forward next season as hopefully conditions improve. 


So we are gone for now, but we hope to be back one day! 

   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 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

Email: info@thornicroft-lodge.com

Mobile Phone: +260 216 246 247


Postal Address:

Thornicroft Lodge

P.O. Box 35


Eastern Province - Zambia