Thornicroft Lodge Rates

Sadly, we are currently closed due to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on international travel and the safari industry. 

We hope to re-open one day. 

For special resident & citizen rates, please enquire via email 


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



 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


 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


Game Drives

All Game Drives are shared (max 9 people) unless you book a Private Safari Upgrade

(250 $ surcharge per vehicle per day)

Walking Safaris

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.


Booking Terms and Conditions:

Deposit: 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. When you pay via bank transfer, make sure to cover all incurring bank charges. Please send the payment confirmation to the reservations department for reference.  
Reservations: Provisional Reservations are only confirmed when your 25% deposit is paid. Provisional Reservations may be cancelled without further communication in the absence of confirmation or deposit.  
Child Policy: Children under the age of 13 years will pay half the price and children under the age of 5 years will stay for free. We do not recommend taking children under the age of 6 years with on a Game Drive. Families with children under the age of 6 will have to book the private drive surcharge if they wish to take their children with on safari.  
Exchange Rate: We accept payments in US Dollars and Zambian Kwacha. All prices are quoted in US$. If you wish to pay in ZMK, all items indicated on your pro-forma invoice will be subject to the ZANACO selling exchange rate of the date of booking confirmation. The exchange rate won’t be adjusted for the final payment. Please note that this only applies to the items indicated on your pro-forma invoice. If you purchase any extra items at the lodge (extra game drive, drinks from the bar) the daily exchange rate will apply.  

Final Payment: Final payment is due 30 days prior to occupation.  
Cancellation Policy:  Your deposit becomes non-refundable at 90 days prior to occupation. 

Before 90 days prior to occupation – 100 % Refund (minus bank charges)

Between 90 and 31 days prior to occupation – 75 % Refund (minus bank charges)

Between 30 and 15 days prior to occupation – 50 % Refund (minus bank charges) Between 14 and 0 days prior to occupation – 10 % Refund (minus bank charges)  
*The refund percentage applies to the full booking price 
Game Drives: Thornicroft will not refund payments for a confirmed Game Drive if the guest chooses not to join the activity (due to medical and other reasons)  
Liability: It is the responsibility of the guest/booking agent to ensure that all guests are covered on a fully comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellation (unexpected illness/injury/hospitalization/flight delays/weather conditions etc), curtailment and medical emergencies.  

Exceptional Circumstances: Thornicroft cannot accept liability where we are prevented by exceptional circumstances to carry out the obligations or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expenses of any nature as a result of exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances are situations which are unavoidable and extraordinary, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Such situations may include actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire, closure, restriction or congestion of airspace, airports and ports and all other events outside our control. 

World Health / Government sanctioned travel restrictions:  

In the event of a travel restriction being implemented by a recognised relevant authority, the above stated cancellation policy will apply. Postponement, rather than cancellation, is encouraged and the following flexible conditions will be available:  • Confirmed bookings may be postponed [same season] up to 15 months in advance without surcharge or tariff increase.  • For postponed bookings that fall into a different seasonal rate, price adjustments may apply 


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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