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Africa, the name alone drives one's imagination wild. That is why when planning a safari of a lifetime, one needs the expertise that only comes from a company based in Africa which understands the needs of international travelers. Coupled with local knowledge, Intricate Africa Safaris will take you to the best locations and accommodations to make your safari memorable.
You will be provided three nights accommodation at the Thorntree Lodge. Luxury reinvented is the only way to describe the new look of Thorntree Lodge. It is being completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design.
Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge boasts eight twin rooms and two family units comprising of four beds each. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool.
The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with Wi-Fi for your convenience.
The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.
You are met at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) and take a short drive to the lodge. After settling in, meet for afternoon tea before embarking to an afternoon cruise on the Zambezi River. Dinner is at the lodge on the deck by the river's edge. Enjoy the serenade of the night sounds as you indulge in the mouth watering cuisine.
After breakfast, you will be taken on a walking tour of the falls. The rest of the day is yours to choose from one of the many optional activities on offer.
Today, you will drive to Kamaplanga Village where you will enjoy a day in the life of the local people. Your guide also shares how this area was influenced by the struggle for independence in neighboring Zimbabwe. You also learn about the Caprivi strip and its colonial history.
From the village, the boat cruise will take you downstream. Enjoy looking for hippos and crocodiles and the myriad of birdlife. After the boat trip, have lunch in a local restaurant before going to Dambwa North Township for an insightful visit of present day life in a progressive society. Visit a local school and a local initiative by Hangoma Youth Foundation to provide for orphaned and disabled children. Rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, you are transported to the airport for your onward journey.
Included in the price of the safari are boat cruise along Zambezi River, fishing, and a trip to the Zambian side of the falls.
Tongai's first love is the wilderness and he leads all the exclusive safaris. Tongai is also a journey planner of the highest order and is involved with the hand-picking of all the establishments that Intricate Africa Safaris uses on the safari
This safari will be held in Livingstone, Zambia, along the banks of the Zambezi River. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River upstream of Victoria Falls, the lodge is in a class of its own. Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls.
You will be served daily meals as specified in the itinerary, and the organizer can cater all dietary needs.
During the safari, optional activities include elephant rides, village visits, and helicopter rides.
Please book your flight to arrive at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI). Transfer to the airport is included. Intricate Africa Safaris will drop you off to the airport.
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