Thorntree River Lodge

From http://www.iol.co.za

January 23 2012

A short distance from Livingstone in Zambia and just a few kilometres upstream from the famous Victoria Falls you’ll discover Thorntree River Lodge, “the home of the elephants”. This intimate, luxury lodge set inside the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a peaceful haven for elephants and guests, with breathtaking views over the Zambezi River.

Thorntree River Lodge offers its guests a great bush experience as Zambia is regarded as one of the continent’s top destinations, with pristine wilderness areas ranging from Victoria Falls to the national parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys. Thorntree River Lodge’s nine comfortable and spacious suites with private en-suite bathrooms and thatched verandas are the perfect base from which to explore this part of Africa.

Adventures and activities offered close by include: up close and personal encounters with elephants; sunset cruises on the luxurious Lady Livingstone; walks with lions in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Masuwe Estate; hikes in the rainforest; helicopter “Flight of Angels” trips over the Victoria Falls; picnics on Livingstone Island; game drives, canoeing, white water rafting, bungee-jumping and much more.

l Airlink offers the convenience of a direct flight. This will avoid the current need for Kruger travellers to stay overnight or connect in Joburg prior to flying to Livingstone. The opportunity is then for travellers to enjoy a game drive and breakfast at their bush lodge before travelling to Livingstone and enjoying, on the same day, an evening sunset cruise on the Zambezi. The return travellers, Livingstone/Kruger, can enjoy a walk to the falls in the morning, breakfast and midmorning activities before travelling to Kruger to enjoy dinner and their first night in the bush.

Tour operators welcome the idea of promoting a combination of fly-in packages including Cape Town, Joburg or Durban to Kruger and Livingstone, ensuring travellers receive the best of both and can experience Kruger and Livingstone.

Airlink offers daily convenient flights from Joburg, Durban and Cape Town to Nelspruit Kruger and from Nelspruit Kruger to Livingstone currently on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and on Saturdays from March 10 and Tuesdays from August 7.

Visit www.flyairlink.com or contact your travel agent or tour operator for more information. – Saturday Star