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Chintheche, Malawi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wildlife is Godfrey’s passion and it was a privilege to have him as a guide and skilled driver, wo treated us with a fabulous 3 day safari. January is not the best time for a visit to South Luangwa but Godfrey managed to find twice famous Ginger, the “blond” lion, and his brother Garlic. We witnessed an attempted kill and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Just excellent. Wonderful artist and camp manager David Kelly was so welcoming and knowledgeable regarding the area and its wildlife. Chalet was charmingly rustic and extremely comfortable. Loved the ambiance of this place. Staff welcoming, friendly, with much laughter. Loved having the hippos, crocs and baboons and other game nearby. nearby. I'm not much of an eater but food just...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The chalets here are excellent they overlook the luangua river which has a large resident population of hippos. the service at the lodge is personal and excellent, we were looked after during our stay. We had an excellent guide for our trips to the park (Abraham) who never disappointed us during our 3 night stay and found a pack of...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The game drives offered superb sightings of leopard and lion on many occasions. The bird life is excellent. Our guide Abraham was absolutely excellent and knew his shrubs, trees, birds and animals. The accommodation a few km from South Luangwa gate was basic and needed some maintenance. We were in unit 5 and the basin’s hot water tap needed repair....

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Thornicroft and once again we have loved every minute of our stay... The staff are just amazing and always on hand to assist... We have to make special mention to David and, in our minds, the best guide ever, Rodgers... Wow wow, once again we were fortunate enough to see the Wild Dogs, Ginger...

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stayed at Thornicroft Lodge for two nights, we travelled from lusaka which was such a long drive 9 hrs to Chipata then a further 2 hrs to the lodge so we arrived around 10pm, Wendel the manager came to escort us from the local town as we were late and a lil lost he was so nice and welcoming....

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We , after too long , decided to marry and for our honeymoon decided to try our first Safari. The company Land and Lake based in Lilongwe , Malawi, booked a stay at Thornicroft Lodge . The whole experience was magical. The staff, the accommodation, the food were all exceptional. We were spoilt on our game drives by the incredible...

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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The lodge is not in premium nick but it is clean and comfortable. The service however is outstanding. We spent two nights and went on three game drives. I would comfortably rate the game drives as very good having seen 4 of the big 5 in one drive. The park must have one of the highest concentration of leopards anywhere...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 May 2016

What a wonderful and magic place ... nothing more to say - our 4 nights were great. Special thanks to our Guide Godfrey and the 'Eagle eye' Steven for giving us such a unforgetable experience :-) Thank you!

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Atlanta
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The staff and safari guides were professional and the customer service was excellent. We stayed in the chalets which had comfortable beds, electricity and hot water all day. To top it off the meals and deserts were delicious. The entire experience was top notch.

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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: ₹ 10,753 - ₹ 14,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“I stayed in Chalet 4 . Seemed like a decent centralized location.”
 of 5 bubbles bolinphotography, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definately stay at a chalet.”
 of 5 bubbles wob58, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all are great”
 of 5 bubbles Pixelloop, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in chalet #2 which had a lot of hippo action at night since it was right next to the bushes where they eat.”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalVegetarian, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All the 'tents' were great .”
 of 5 bubbles KayeB669, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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