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“We had a great time in Luangwa”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Thornicroft Lodge

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Thornicroft Lodge
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“We had a great time in Luangwa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2009

We have been to South Luangwa for the third time. We stayed in Flatdogs Camp and in Marula before and this year in Thornicroft Lodge.
We hoped to see much wildlife of course. But we did not expect to see leopards 3 times. Great experience, so beautiful! Our guide was very patient driving around. He said he knew we were going to see leopards. He was right.

The lodge was a real surprise. It opened just one week before we arrived. Wow, what a beautiful central building. My compliments for all staff members. Although some were new in their job everything went smoothly. The food was superb and the chalets are first class. One night we had elephants around the chalets, a great view with those enormous windows.
Flatdogs was OK, Marula very basic, Thornicroft was top!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2009

Brand new lodge, so the accommodation is great. Nice chalets, good bedding (!), tasty food, funny shaped swimming pool and a great staff!
Of course, Luangwa offers so much game and the guides tried to show all animals (it is not a zoo) and share their knowledge)

We had a very good time there.

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Property: Thornicroft Lodge
Address: Along the Luangwa River | Between Kakumbi village and the park entrance, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Region: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 43 Speciality Lodging in South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Thornicroft Lodge Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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