The River Club

Victoria Falls, Zambia

On Request

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The River Club

Soaked in history The River Club draws together many pieces of the puzzle that is Africa today and allows the intrepid traveller the opportunity to delve further into the diversity of life on the continent. It provides a special setting for lifetime events, such as a wedding.


We Love
  • Elephant Chilli Pepper Project (ECPP) is one of the most innovative ideas, where farmers are being encouraged to plant a chilli patch around their food crops! The chillies are used to prevent elephants destroying food crops.
  • ECCP Development Trust also advises farmers on natural resources conservation and sustainable utilisation of such resources in relation to the management of conflict with wildlife.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • Normal power (240v) plus a 110KVA generator to prevent power failures.
  • All local drinks are included on the fully inclusive option excluding premium imported brands.

The Review

On a magnificent bend on the Zambezi River the majestic River Club and its 10 well-appointed chalets have commanding views over the river into the Zambezi National Park. This old 1940s homestead has been turned into a charming oasis which brings together early years of adventure on the continent and the discovery of The Victoria Falls to the modern world of conservation in Africa.

Ten luxury chalets are spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, comprising luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. Their originality stems from the fact that one side, although screened, has an open view to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bathtub.

Each room looks west into glorious African sunsets best viewed from the privacy of the ball and claw bath. All have a concertina screen door or window across the front of the bedroom and/or bathroom.

Its main area, Zambezi House, is a well-appointed residence, with a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are enjoyed. Lush gardens (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees. The swimming pool with is infinity aspect provides one of the best views from any pool in the world.

Although The River Club is not a traditional safari camp, elephants can often be seen in the Zambezi National Park opposite and hippo are regularly seen and heard in the river itself. Game drives offered into the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to an abundance of general game species like buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala.

Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others (extra cost) include white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing, and flights over the Falls. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.

The Zambezi River offers ample fishing opportunities. Tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months. There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) that are also a good catch. For the more sporting, try catching them on fly!

Getting There

The River Club is located 18km upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia overlooking Zambezi River and Zambezi National Park. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) is located 30 minutes drive from camp while the Victoria Falls Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes. The flight from Kasane to Livingstone takes about 15 minutes, while road/boat ferry transfer from Kasane to River Club is about 1 hr 30 mins. Airport transfers are not included in the nightly tariff. There is an option to ride to camp from the airport on horseback (at extra cost). Please note: there is a border post to negotiate and this can affect the above estimated times.

The River Club Victoria Falls, Zambia