We stayed there for 4 nights and had a great time at Thornicroft exploring the park. We have been to south Luangwa twice before and love the place but this was the first time at Thornicroft - we wanted a bit of luxury but were on a bit of a budget. Thornicroft is by far the best the lodge we have stayed in Luangwa and at for the money we paid it was great value. There were some lodges that wanted $300 more pp/pn and to be honest I am glad we chose Thornicroft as it had everything we needed. Lovelly location overlooking the river, good clean open chalets that let the sounds of the bush in, very comfortable beds, big beautiful walk in mosquito nets that were really easy to get in and out of (unlike some places I've been to) and they had a great guide named Godfrey. He almost has a six sense in finding animals and found Lions everyday for us. He was also much more than a "here is a Zebra, look for 10 secs then drive on" type of guide and really knew his stuff and made even an Puku interesting! Made it a very special and personal safari experience.
We had an amazing stay at Thornicroft and will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Sth Luangwa.
- 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