Thornicroft Lodge

Facilities & Dining

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Lodge Facilities 

Dining Room

Bar & Lounge

Fire Pit & Indoor BBQ

Swimming Pool 



available at US$ 2 per day

Thornicroft Lodge is surrounded by the African bush, set on a small piece of raised ground between the Luangwa river and a lagoon you get a sense of the wild while just a short drive from Mfuwe. Wildlife often passes through the camp at night to graze while during the day elephant, monkeys, mongoose, baboons and giraffes can visit.

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The main lodge is a spacious thatched semi-circle of sophisticated comfort. It's an open-plan area that houses the dining area, indoor braai/BBQ, lounge and bar. With a traditional roof, stonewalls and gnarled wooden colonnades the lodge has been designed to fit in with the natural environment.

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In the dining area we serve delicious international and traditional local meals prepared by our chef. From the bar, you can order a selection of drinks for all occasions and unwind in our cozy lounge or Zambia shaped swimming pool

For moments of leisure, we use the riverbank as much as we can: - this is our 24hour wide-screen experience! There's a constant interest as animals come to the water's edge on the opposite bank to drink or even to bathe in the river. We have comfortable chairs on the bank for you so you can relax and take it all in.

In the evening you can sit around our open fire enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst comparing wildlife encounters, watching the sunset and finally seeing the stars come to life.

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Western and African Cuisine

Our Full Board Packages include:

05:30 Continental Breakfast

11:30 Brunch

15:00 Tea Time

20:00 Dinner

Game Drives Snacks

Unlimited Tea & Coffee

Full English Breakfast before Departure

We have a team of lovely chefs who cook wonderful meals for you – imagine coming in from a safari to shower and have a drink and then to find a table laid decorously for you, ready with delicious starter, followed by main course and a luxury dessert.

Our menu includes Western cuisine as well as traditional Zambian and Southern/Eastern African meals on special nights, served in our open dining area.

You can drink the water straight from our taps as it comes from our own borehole. If you prefer you can also buy bottled water from the bar.


From the lounge and bar, (or indeed from a passing waiter at any time) you can order a selection of drinks for all occasions. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available. Favorite local tipples are the usual sodas (Cola, Fanta, Sprite etc) as well as Malawi Gin and Tonic, Mosi beer, or choose from our selection of South African wines.

We cater for almost all diets and special requirements.

Please let us know in advance if you require special catering.

We can offer Bush Brunches at an additional charge for bigger groups. Please enquire via email for more information.

In the evening you can sit around our open fire, enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst comparing wildlife encounters and watching the stars coming to life. We are always on hand to share experiences and to talk about the day.

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