We stayed in Thornicroft for 4 nights in September and it exceeded our expectations (which were already pretty high!). The lodge is comfortable, the views and environment are stunning, and the staff are a true highlight. Godfrey, our guide was the most knowledgeable and engaging guide you could ever wish to come across. His game drives were fantastic, always unveiling something new. We would also highly recommend a walking safari with him, we learnt so much about the flora, smaller animals/insects, and Godfrey's tracking skills on ours.
Puk, Kenneth, Dale, and all the guys (including the cooks) in the camp also deserve specific mention as they looked after us perfectly - we didn't want for anything.
If you are looking for a comfortable lodge, with a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere, with happy staff this place is for you. It may not be as 'high end' as some of the accommodation in the park but this place has achieved a perfect balance in ensuring South Luangwa will be a highlight of your holiday whilst also feeling like a home from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thornicroft is an intimate bush-style lodge set on the banks of the Luangwa River with spectacular views over the Park. At Thornicroft you can explore South Luangwa National Park on unforgettable game drives with our expert guides. On our drives you will explore one of the best parks in Africa to see lion and leopard, not to mention all the other birds and animals that make this valley so unique.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. The chalets are designed for 2 people, but on request we can add a third bed. However if you are looking for a more affordable way to safari we have eight permanent safari dome two-person tents with shared bathroom facilities near the lagoon. The tented camp is closed from January – March.Thornicroft can also arrange transfers from Lilongwe to Thornicroft Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thornicroft Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park