• Nearest Airport
    Livingstone Airport, Zambia
  • Location

    Livingstone, Zambia

  • Property Access

    From Livingstone Airport take a 30 minute drive to the banks of the Zambezi River, followed by a 10 minute scenic boat transfer to The River Club.

  • Best time to travel

    Zambia predominantly has a wet (starting from November till April) and dry season (from around May to October) instead of summer and winter due to its sub tropical climate.  Most travelers prefer to visit towards the end of the wet season when the Falls are at their peak and the wildlife prolific.  During the dry season the Falls may dry up on the Zambian side and visitors will need to cross to the Zimbabwean for Fall viewing.

The River Club is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. The lodge is based around a renovated 1940s’ farmhouse which now forms The River Club’s main area, and has a distinctly colonial feel to it. It faces westward into the sunset and onto the Zambezi National Park on the opposite side of the river. It’s a small, smart lodge at which guests usually stay for 2-3 nights when visiting the Falls. The River Club is set amongst the lush riverine vegetation. The camp has a distinct Edwardian flavour with its manicured lawns on the banks of the swift-flowing Zambezi River where hippo and crocodile float which provide a pleasing mix of Africa. Guests here can enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in a peaceful and tranquil setting away from the crowds, and spend the days relaxing at the lodge or enjoying the numerous activities on offer.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in 10 luxurious cottages including one family room. The rooms are spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, and all have en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. Their originality stems from the fact that one side is completely open to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bath.

Dining

Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner, afternoon tea, local drinks and wine during lunch & dinner is served by the River Club. Guests can just relax and enjoy the atmosphere and enjoy some of the mouth-watering dishes on offer by the team of The River Club.

Activities

Activities include sundowner cruises, visits to the Victoria Falls, Simonga Village, local markets and Livingstone town.  Also on offer is a variety of adrenaline-loaded activities at extra cost: white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, and helicopter flights over the Falls.

What we think of it

Delivers both an African Colonial experience and have the Zambezi River a major part of it.