Thornicroft Lodge is a comfortable safari lodge situated on the Luangwa River on the doorstep of the South Luangwa National Park. Thornicroft Lodge offers a superb safari experience and guests can enjoy a variety of exciting game viewing activities.
Thornicroft Lodge Highlights
Thornicroft Lodge offers a magnificent river location on the bank of the Luangwa River, facing the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The lodge is open from April to November and offers guests a private and personal safari experience. Guests can enjoy luxurious chalets with modern amenities, walk-in mosquito nets, private verandas as well as private en-suite facilities, a swimming pool and delicious home cooked meals. Activities at Thornicroft Lodge include morning game drives, afternoon game drives as well as night drives, walking safaris and safaris by boat in remote areas of the park; all wildlife activities are accompanied by expert guides.
- Thornicroft Lodge is situated just about five minutes drive to the main gate of South Luangwa National Park.
- All game drives are undertaken in open game viewing vehicles and drinks and snacks are taken along.
- Also services birding groups and a specialist birding guide can be arranged at guests' request.
- Wildlife often passes through the camp at night to graze while during the day elephant, monkeys, baboons and giraffes can visit.
Thornicroft Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
The South Luangwa National Park and Luangwa River, with its rich vegetation, provides high concentrations of wildlife. There are huge herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as dominant antelope species such as impala and puku. Other antelope species include common waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, kudu, grysbok, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and roan. Species such as Thornicroft's giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest occur nowhere else in the world and the area's leopard viewing is fantastic. The main predators in the South Luangwa Park are lion, leopard, spotted hyena and wild dogs. The dry season along the Luangwa River with all game forced to congregate along its banks is an experience not to be missed. Large hippo populations feed the local lion prides, while yellow baboons and Defassa waterbuck provide a contrast to their southern cousins and even the endangered wild dog thrives.
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