The River Club is a charming oasis on Zambia’s mighty Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres (11 miles) upstream from Livingstone and the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Its ten luxury suites (including two with private decks and plunge pools and a two-bedroom villa), with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their romantic ambience and spectacular views over pods of hippo in the Zambezi River and beyond into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Each room looks west into the African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of your ball and claw bathtub.
Steeped in old-world charm and history, the restored 1940s Edwardian homestead has a comfortable lounge, dining room, library and veranda where breakfasts are enjoyed. Midday meals are often served in the lush gardens spread out beneath the trees. The gazebo and the Summer House (with a snooker room) provide alternatives for private dining. The River Club has not one but two separate dedicated kosher kitchens. Each has its own set of equipment, crockery, cutlery, glasses, utensils, pots and pans etc. The pool seems to be part of the river itself. A secluded deck provides respite, and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. The running track on the secure property, gymnasium and all-weather tennis court are ideal for the energetic.
A host of activities await young and old on the property and around Victoria Falls. Activities include a Victoria Falls tour on the Zambian side, daily sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, visiting a nearby village, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing and flights over the falls. The area is steeped in local history and is rich in wildlife; hippos and elephants are seen regularly, and birdlife is prolific.
The River Club is also an ideal destination for multi-generational family groups. Everyone at The River Club enjoys hosting youngsters as the lodge is highly family-oriented. Sprawling gardens provide the perfect setting for kids to run around and explore. Especially for children, The River Club offers a KIDS @ THE CLUB complimentary guided walk around the property. Each child doing the walk is given a courtesy adventure bag containing exciting goodies. Several in-house activities are suitable for families with children, and there is an array of additional on-site facilities too. Certain external activities are also ideal for children.
Guests can visit the nearby Simonga Village to learn about the village’s culture and, of course, get involved. For the past 20 years, The River Club has been actively supporting and improving the lives of the 4,000 inhabitants of the village.
The River Club is defined by its genuine hospitality, tranquil location, the historical preservation of Livingstone and its commitment to the local community of which they are a part.
The River Club sits on the banks of the Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from Livingstone and the wondrous Victoria Falls. The boutique lodge offers a peaceful hideaway in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
What to Experience
- Victoria Falls tours
- Hippo, elephant and bird sightings from the comfort of your suite
- Sundowner cruises
- Child and family-friendly activities such as the KIDS @ THE CLUB complimentary guided walk
- Adventure activities such as bungee jumping, canoeing and whitewater rafting
- Beauty treatments at the Wellness Centre
- Exquisite dining, including kosher options
- Cultural tours at Simonga Village
- On-site running track, gym and tennis courts for those who want to stay active
Booking and Contact Details
+260 21 133 105
+27 72 517 4880
Proflight operates regular flights into Livingstone. Visit www.flyzambia.com for the latest flight schedule.