The River Club lies dreaming in dappled shade on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River, 18km upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Its main area is a well-appointed Edwardian-style house, with a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Manicured lawns (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees and a croquet court is an ideal venue for a Pimm’s-soaked croquet game. The pool has been built to seem part of the river itself, a secluded deck with hammocks and loungers provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the calico ‘massage’ tent.

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The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the renowned Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

All 11 suites overlook the river and pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Falls. The River Club is a fantastic destination for families with children 6 and up, providing spacious family accommodation and extensive gardens to explore.

The lodge’s main area is a well-appointed Edwardian house with lounge, dining room, library, shop and veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Midday meals are often served on manicured lawns, complete with a croquet court. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) are both alternatives for private dining. The pool seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. For the energetic the gymnasium, running track on the secure property and all-weather tennis court are perfect. Eleven luxury en-suite chalets (including 1 family and three suites), with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their spectacular views and romantic ambience. Each room looks west into the glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.

Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, 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.

Room Types

River Suite(s)

Each of the 7 River Suites is private and individually set within magnificent trees on the edge of the Zambezi River, overlooking pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park.
Suites are open plan and beautifully decorated with furniture and fittings made from Rhodesian teak wood. Room features include two bathrooms on a split level, a sitting area with screen windows that can be opened to give unimpeded views of the river beyond, a writing desk and large mosquito nets swathing the bed.
The upstairs bathroom has a shower, loo and vanity; the downstairs bathroom has a bath overlooking the river, separate shower, loo and vanity.
Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito net.

Luxury River Suite(s)

Each of the 3 Luxury River Suites is private, spacious and individually set within magnificent trees on the edge of the Zambezi River, overlooking pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park.
Each suite is spacious and open plan, with screen doors opening to an outside teak deck with unimpeded views of the Zambezi river beyond, a private plunge pool and a small private garden. Rooms are beautifully decorated with furniture and fittings made from Rhodesian teak wood. Large mosquito nets swathe the bed. Bathroom with double vanity, bath, shower and loo.
Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito net.

Luxury River Family Suite

The 2 bedroom Family Suite is set within magnificent trees on the edge of the Zambezi River, overlooking pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park.
Spacious and open plan with screen doors opening to an outside teak deck and unimpeded views of the Zambezi river beyond, a private plunge pool and a small private garden. The suite is beautifully decorated with furniture and fittings made from Rhodesian teak wood. Large mosquito nets swathe the beds.
Main bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a double vanity, bath, shower and loo; the second bedroom features twin beds, en-suite bathroom with single vanity, bath, separate shower, loo and outdoor shower.
Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

Princess Mary Suite

The luxurious double-storey villa is situated in a secluded private garden with its own pool. It offers an intimate experience for a maximum of up to six guests and is ideal for a family or group of friends preferring privacy and space.
Named after two Princess Royals – Princess Mary, who represented the Queen at Zambia’s Independence in 1964, and Princess Anne who visited Livingstone in 2012.
Four adults can be accommodated in the two en-suite bedrooms, one situated on the ground floor and the other upstairs with a viewing deck overlooking the Zambezi River. Additional children’s beds can be arranged in the lounge to accommodate a total of six guests.
The ground floor comprises a lounge area, library, bar and dining area for six people. Guests may choose to dine privately in the suite or join other guests at the main lodge.
The upstairs bathroom has a shower, double vanity and loo with the bath located in the spacious bedroom overlooking the river. The downstairs bathroom has a double vanity, shower and loo.

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