Situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 18km upstream from the world famous Victoria Falls, The River Club has a distinctly Edwardian flavour, and guests here can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River in a tranquil setting away from the crowds.
Pervading the elegant splendour of The River Club is a sense of stepping back into a bygone era in the heart of Africa. Long, languid afternoons, perhaps a game of croquet, an excursion to the awe-inspiring ‘Smoke that Thunders’ just 18km downstream, or a 4x4 safari, are rounded off with sundowners and a top class dining experience. Thrilling adventure activities in the area offer a contemporary touch.
The River Club is situated amongst lush, riverine vegetation on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream from the world famous Victoria Falls. It looks out across the river to the Zambezi National Park on the other side. The river is rich in bird life. Hippo and elephants can often be seen on its banks, while crocodile and impala are regularly sighted along the river's edge. A small park nearby hosts white rhino, giraffe and other animals, but no big cats.
The elegant luxurious thatched chalets overlooking the Zambezi River are mostly split-level, with rooms that are completely open at the front to provide premium views of the river and the magnificent sunsets.
River Club meals are elegant affairs, taken in the dining room at its long teak dining table, and are of an exceptionally high standard.
Meet up in the lounge with its well-stocked library, on the covered veranda overlooking the river, or play cards or board games in the drawing room. Enjoy a game of croquet, bush golf and nature walks on the property, relax in the infinity swimming pool on the edge of the cliff overlooking the river, and browse the Curio Shop for collectibles.
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. Daily trips to the Zambian side of the falls are a highlight, and microlight and helicopter flights over the Falls are also offered.
While staying at The River Club, guests can visit Musi-oa-Tunya National Park for a close up view of elephants, white rhino, giraffe and a number of antelopes, and appreciate the rich birdlife and vegetation of the area.
Explore the river on sundowner boat trips to the islands in front of the lodge, or take a guided canoe trip for a more personal view of the wildlife.
Visits to the Livingstone Museum and the Railway Museum, as well as tours to nearby African villages and Stone Age sites, are included in your stay.