Thornicroft Lodge Rates
Please have a look at our COVID -19 Cancellation Policy
(valid until further notice)
At Thornicroft Lodge our rate includes everything you need for a perfect safari. To make the most out of your stay we recommend our 3 (or more) Nights Safari Package, including accommodation, all meals and 2 Game Drives per full day.
High Season (HS): 01 July until 31 October
Low Season (LS): 01 November until 30 June
Lodge closed between 15 January and 1 March
We offer Last-Minute Special Rates to Zambian/Malawian residents (plus family & friends), SADC Residents, Family Groups, Bookings for the Easter Holiday
please enquire via email
FULL BOARD ONLY Rates include:
Accommodation in 2 person river view chalets (possibility of 3 rd bed on request) ▪ All meals, unlimited tea/ coffee ▪ All taxes
SAFARI RATES include (in a 24 hour period):
Accommodation in 2 person river view chalets (possibility of 3 rd bed on request) ▪ All meals, unlimited tea/ coffee, game drive snacks mid morning and sundowner snacks ▪ 2 Game Drives per booked night (1 Night - 2 Game Drives, 2 Nights - 4 Game Drives, 3 Nights - 6 Game Drives) ▪ All taxes
SAFARI PACKAGE RATES include:
Accommodation in 2 person river view chalets (possibility of 3 rd bed on request) ▪ All meals, unlimited tea/ coffee, game drive snacks mid morning and sundowner snacks ▪ 2 Game Drives per full day (No game drive on day of arrival and / or day of Departure). ▪ All taxes
Our Rates exclude:
Park Entrance Fees ▪ Drinks from the Bar ▪ Transfers
All Game Drives are shared (max 9 people) unless you book a Private Safari Upgrade
(250 $ surcharge per vehicle)
minimum 3 pax, maximum 6 pax per Walk
No children under 12 years allowed
Walking Safaris are subject to availability of a ZAWA Scout
For Special-Interest Safaris, Full Day Drives and Walking Safaris we recommend to advise Management well in advance.
Additional service: We might be able to offer standard or budget safari packages from Lilongwe, Malawi as well as our exclusive Thornicroft / Bush Camp combination. Please enquire via email.
A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking. This can be made via bank transfer or credit card. Please note that we do have to charge a 5% surcharge on all credit card payments.
At the lodge we accept US$, Zambian Kwacha and VISA Cards.
Children under the age of 13 will pay half the price and children under the age of 5 will stay for free. We do not recommend taking children under the age of 6 with on Game Drives. For special safari options for young children please enquire via email.
COVID 19 Cancellation Policy
(valid until further notice)
Dear Thornicroft Guest
In light of the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 Corona virus, we would like to assure you that your health, safety and well-being are foremost in our minds.
Your safari inZambia is waiting for you. However, due to changing policies and travel restrictions, international travel has become unpredictable. We understand that many of you might feel uncertain about your upcoming trip to Zambia.
Therefore, we have amended our booking policy to accommodate a high level of flexibility in case of short-term travel changes.We would like to encourage you to postponeyour trip rather than cancel it outright.
Amendment of dates
· All existing and new bookings can be postponed up to 15 days prior to travel
· Postponements are valid up to 15 months from original date of travel
· If official travel restrictions are affecting your current travel plans, no rate changes will apply for the new travel dates
· If no official travel restrictions are affecting your current travel plans, seasonal rate changes may apply for the new travel dates
· Postponement of dates will be subject to availability
· We reserve the right to make changes to the above policy based on prevailing circumstances
Any outright cancellation of bookings due to the Coronavirus outbreak will carry the standard Thornicroft Lodge cancellation fees. Travelers are advised to claim a refund from their personal travel insurance.
Amended cancellation policy for all new bookings starting from 15th March 2020
Greater than 60 days - 100% Refund (minus bank charges)
Between 15 and 60 days – 75% Refund (minus bank charges)
Less than 15 days - 0% Refund
Flexible date change available for all new and existing bookings
We wish everyone well in these unsettled times.
Nadja and Dylan, Thornicroft Management
South Luangwa Park Entrance Fees
The entrance permit does cover a Morning and an Afternoon/Night Drive per day. If you choose to join only one Game Drive during the day, you still have to pay the entrance fee in full.
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