The River Club
Victoria Falls - Zambia Side, Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia Side, Zambia
The River Club is located near Victoria Falls, along the Zambezi River. It has 10 well-appointed chalets with 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.
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 around the River Club include a Victoria Falls Tour, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others activities (at 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 River Club LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
Stay The River Club is a Classic Safari Lodge has ten luxury chalets, spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, comprising luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. The chalets have an open uninterrupted view of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bathtub. The latest addition is the Princes Mary Suite, an airy two-bedroom house with stunning river views with a private plunge pool, lounge and dining area.
The Camp Its main area of The River Club is in a well-appointed residence, known as the Zambezi House. It has a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda fronting lush gardens, where breakfast and midday meals are often served. There is a tennis court and lovely infinity pool which seems part of the river itself, while a secluded deck with hammocks and loungers provides respite. There is also a wellness centre with a sauna, Jacuzzi and mini gym.
ChildCare There are no specific facilities available for younger children. Hence only children of 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the River Club. However, babysitting service can be arranged, if requested.
Safari Although 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.
Experience Activities around The River Club include visit to Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in open or closed safari vehicles. Visits to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls including sun-downer cruises and visit to a Simonga Village. Also visit local markets and museum in Livingstone town to understand Livingstone’s rich history. The Zambezi River offers ample fishing opportunities. Tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months.
Location The River Club is located 18km upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia overlooking Zambezi River and Zambezi National Park.
Getting There Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) is located 30 minutes’ drive from camp while the Victoria Falls Airport is 1-hour and 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.
When to go There are three seasons: the dry season (July - October), which has pleasant weather and also the most popular. The temperatures begin to rise in September and October, particularly in the Luangwa Valley and Lower Zambezi in, but with animals seeking water along the river banks the game viewing can be phenomenal. The shoulder months (April-June) is an ideal time to visit Victoria Falls. The wet season runs from December until March, when the weather can vary hugely in the day. It is ideal for bird-watching but some camps are closed during this time.