Rates

At Thornicroft Lodge our rate includes everything you need for a perfect safari including two amazing game drives a day in the National Park, all meals and accommodation in one of our comfortable river-view chalets.

We might be able to offer standard or budget safari packages from Lilongwe, Malawi.
Special: Our Thornicroft / Bush Camp combination. Please see below for more details.


RATES

Low Season

16th of October to
30th of June


Sharing

Single
Per Person per night (chalet) US$ 205 US$ 245
Limited availability special rate US$ 185 US$ 225

Peak Season

1st July to 15th October 2015 Sharing Single
Per Person per night (chalet) US$ 285 US$ 335
Limited availability special rate US$ 215 US $ 265

Each month we offer only a few chalets at our special rate. Perhaps we might have a last minute offer!

Included in all packages are:

  • Accommodation in one of our river front chalets
  • All Meals, tea/coffee and water from our borehole
  • An early morning 4hr game drive and 4hr afternoon/night drive (per full day stay) in South Luangwa NP with an expert safari guide in an open 4WD vehicle.
  • Snacks, tea and coffee on safari

Excluded in the above rate:

  • Transfer to and from Mfuwe Airport (US $30 per vehicle one way),
  • Drinks from the bar,
  • National Park entrance fees [US about $25 p/p per day, to be paid in Zambian Kwatcha].

Examples of Safari Packages

Rates Price per person (Sharing) Single Supplement
4 day / 3 nights Safari from Lilongwe (min. 2 persons)
  • Accommodation in our comfortable river-view chalets
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • 4 Games drives
  • Transfers to and from Lilongwe, Malawi
Depends of number of persons. Ask for a quote US $120
4 day / 3 nights Budget Safari from Lilongwe (if seats available)
  • Accommodation in our tented campsite
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • 4 Games drives
  • Transfers to and from Lilongwe, Malawi
Price: contact us for availability and price
8 day / 7 nights Big Cat and Bush Safari (not in raining season)
  • 4 nights accommodation at Thornicroft Lodge
  • 3 nights accommodation at Island Bush Camp
  • 4 Games drives at Thornicroft Lodge
  • Walking Safaris and Game drives at Island Bush Camp
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • Transfers between Thornicroft and Island Bush Camp
US$ 2,850
Peak Season 2015

US$ 2,575
Low Season 2015
US$ 245

Thornicroft Tented Camp

  • Accommodation in our tented campsite
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • 2 Games drives per full day stayed
Example: 3 nights safari package US$ 450 per person $25 per night
An example of a 4 day /3 night stay with us
Day 1   Arrival at Thornicroft Lodge. Time for a shower, rest and overnight. Our cook will serve a delicious dinner 19:30 onwards. After dinner you can enjoy a cool drink at the bar, in the comfortable lounge, around the fireplace or on your private veranda.
Day 2   After a light snack with tea & coffee we depart for a morning drive at 06H00. All game drives are taken in open game viewing vehicles, to optimise your pleasure and experience. Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge around 10H00 for a scrumptious "brunch". An afternoon rest, swim, tea then we again head out for our afternoon/ night drive at around 16H00 - returning to the lodge at 20H00. Evening Dinner
Day 3   Awake early to the noisy calls of the birds ready for your second morning game drive. We aim to spot wildlife you were unlucky to see yesterday and discover more of the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge around 10H00 for a scrumptious "brunch". An afternoon rest, swim, tea then we again head out for our afternoon/ night drive at around 16H00 for your last safari hoping to see more amazing wildlife - returning to the lodge at 20H00. Evening Dinner
Day 4   After 2 days of early starts we have a well-earned lie-in and Breakfast at 8H00. Afterwards you have time to relax before departure. If you leave by plane we can visit Tribal Textiles on the way to catch your flight

When the rains and the Luangwa river allow us Thornicroft Lodge is open from the end of March until the 20th of January. The tented camp is closed from January - March.

Booking Conditions:

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking. This can be made via a bank transfer or via our Paypal account. In the lodge you can pay cash in local currency or with your Visa card. We cannot handle credit card payments through internet.

Customise your safari:

We can customise your stay with us to meet your specific needs. You can mix and match options to create a personal safari but be aware that a package is cheaper in most cases.

  • Room and board only available from US $115 in low season per person per night. Single suppl. US $50
  • Transfer Mfuwe airport - US $30 one way per booking (max 4 persons)
  • Additional game drive - US $60 per person
  • Additional walking Safari - US $80 per person or upgrade for just $25 (min 4 people)
  • We can arrange a babysitter when you go on a game drive
  • We might be able to arrange tailor made transfers from Malawi to Thornicroft Lodge
  • Any other wishes??? Just ask and we'll find out whether it is possible.

The Lodge

With just 9 beautiful chalets, we like to make sure you are always on your safari and not part of the herd. Find out more


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