The River Club

The River Club: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 11
Last updated 9-Oct-2017

Main description of The River Club

The River Club: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Wheelchair Friendly
Available services Credit Card, Room Service, Travel Desk
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Boules, Fishing, High Tea, Massages, Tennis Court, Walks (Self Guided), Adrenaline Activities, Animal Encounters, Boat Cruises, Canoeing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Elephant-back Safaris, Fly Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Golf, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Hiking, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Kayaking / Paddling, Mokoro Excursion, Museums, Natural History Tours, Paragliding, Quad Biking, Rhino Tracking, River Cruises, Safaris, Wildlife Tours

Room types at The River Club

Luxury River Family Suite

Luxury River Family Suite

At The River Club, we understand taking time to reconnect as a family is important. Spend time together exploring the beautiful grounds of the The Club, visiting one of the world's natural wonders at Victoria Falls or relaxing by your private pool. The River Club is the ideal escape for families with a wealth of things to see and do, both on the property and nearby, from croquet, tennis, fishing and yoga to nature walks, game drives and cooking classes. Our Luxury Family River Suite is spacious and open plan with two, partially private, en-suite bedrooms. An additional bed can be requested in the downstairs room to accommodate 3 children. Glass doors open to a private outside deck and plunge pool with unimpeded views of the Zambezi River beyond. The suite is tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood and large mosquito nets swathe the beds. The main bathroom has a double vanity, bath, separate shower and lavatory. The second bathroom downstairs has a single vanity, bath, separate shower and lavatory. Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

Luxury River Suite(s)

Luxury River Suite(s)

Imagine a place where days are spent languishing on a private deck, dipping into a private pool and gazing out over the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River from a private suite. Our Luxury River Suites offer spacious, open plan interiors and are the ultimate space in which to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring Victoria Falls, playing lawn games, visiting the nearby attractions or enjoying a game drive. The suites are tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood and large mosquito nets which swathe the double bed and doors which open to a private outside deck, plunge pool and small secluded garden presenting views of the Zambezi River beyond. The spacious interiors feature a living room and full bathroom amenities. One suite has room to accommodate two children's beds on the mezzanine floor and a second bathroom. 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

Princess Mary Suite

A luxurious double storey villa situated in a secluded garden with a private pool, the Princess Mary Suite offers an intimate experience for families or groups of friends seeking privacy and space. Named after the Royal Princess Mary, who represented the Queen at Zambia's Independence in 1964, the suite is just as enigmatic and charming as the person to whom it pays homage. The suite can accommodate two to six guests. There is a master en-suite room, with private balcony overlooking the Zambezi River, upstairs and downstairs, there is a twin-single-bedroom and a second bathroom, not en-suite. 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, mini-bar and dining area. Guests may choose to dine privately in the comfort of the suite or join our other guests at the main lodge. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, double vanity and lavatory with the bath located in the spacious bedroom overlooking the River. The downstairs bathroom has a double vanity, shower and lavatory. Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

River Suite(s)

River Suite(s)

Perfectly positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River, our River Suites offer unimpeded views of the Zambezi River and complete privacy. Open plan and tastefully decorated with furniture and fittings made from beautiful Zambezi teak wood, they have been designed for comfort and complete relaxation. Each suite is on a split level and features include a sitting area with windows that can be opened to admire the spectacular views, two bathrooms and large mosquito nets swathing the bed. The upstairs bathroom has a shower, vanity and lavatory while the downstairs bathroom has a bath overlooking the river, separate shower, vanity and lavatory. Other in-room facilities include: air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, mini bar fridge with bottled water and soft drinks, fan and mosquito nets.

Activities at The River Club

African Village Tour

African Village Tour

Visit an authentic village to experience life as it really is in rural Africa. A short drive takes you to a local village where you will be shown all aspects of African village life. Visits to either Simonga or Sinde Villages allow guests to spend quality time in the environment of these traditional African settlements, meeting local residents and visiting children at their school. There are very few people who don’t come away from the experience feeling enriched by the time spent there. Allow approximately one hour at the village.

Bird Lover's Paradise

Bird Lover's Paradise

People travel to Africa from all over the world to see the Schalow’s Loerie and the African Finfoot, residents at The Club. Other birds to try and spot in the area include the African Skimmer and native Fish Eagle whilst the Taita Falcon and Black Eagle can be found in the gorges below the Victoria Falls.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

The most scenic bridge dive in the world, bungee jumping at Victoria Falls is high on our list of adventure activities in Livingstone. Take the leap and see the gorge from a different angle.

*Bridge swing and zipline also available.

Canoeing Safaris

Canoeing Safaris

Professionally guided canoe safaris take you through the narrow channels on the incredible Zambezi River where you will experience breathtaking scenery and incredible game viewing. With a choice of a half day or full day canoeing excursion, the experience can be as active as you wish.

Dining On The Royal Livingstone Express

Dining On The Royal Livingstone Express

Dine the luxurious comfort of an air-conditioned vintage, dinner steam train as you travel along this section of the famed “Cape to Cairo” route. Your journey takes you to the bridge at Victoria Falls to gaze upon the Falls in the evening before your five-course dinner is served.

Game Drive to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Game Drive to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

The highlight of a game viewing trip in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is the chance of seeing White Rhino, some of the only remaining in Zambia. The park is home to a wide variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, elephants and buffalo. Drives are approximately three hours long.

Judaism Tour

Judaism Tour

Owner Peter Jones is passionate about the history of Livingstone. His extensive knowledge on the history of its inhabitants, especially Jewish traders and immigrants, brings a fascinating account of some of the earliest European settlers north of the Zambezi.

The Tour usually starts at the main Museum under the Pioneer clock, which was donated by the Susman family. The discussion starts with the reasons for the Jewish people coming through to Northern Rhodesia and what they got up to initially before Livingstone town was actually started. The talk then moves to the start of the town and the arrival of the Jewish people under persecution from Russia and later Germany, their role in the community and the country at large up to and including Independence of Zambia and ending off with their movement away from Zambia to other areas of the world. A tour of the town then follows, looking at various shops and houses of Jewish interest, including Joe Furmanovsky’ s business where he gave shelter to those arriving. A tour of the old Synagogue is followed by a visit to the cemetery. The tour takes approximately 1 ¼ hours. For those wishing to visit the Jewish Museum as well, a, additional time allowance of 45 minutes is recommended.

Kids @ The Club

Kids @ The Club

For our younger guests, we offer a Kids @ The Club adventure bag on arrival which includes outdoor games, activities and tips on exploring our 50 acres. The Club is an ideal retreat to create lasting family memories.

Local Fishing

Local Fishing

After breakfast take a leisurely stroll down to the boat where The Club’s fishing tackle and bait are ready and waiting. Fishing is best during the months of June to September (Bream or Tilapia, extending into October for Tiger Fish). November mornings are still fine, however from around 10h00 it becomes too hot. Fishing is not provided during the months of December, January and February. Lures and baited hooks are the norm, however it is possible to fly fish.

A cooler box of drinks and mineral water is available on the boat. Fishing trips return to The Club before lunch. Remember a hat and sunscreen!

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

In the later afternoon, enjoy a leisurely sundowner cruise up the Zambezi.

When the captain sees fit he will switch off the engine and let the boat drift quietly downstream passing the odd elephant, hippo or crocodile and an abundance of colourful bird life. The sunsets are particularly beautiful during the drier months.

Enjoy the snacks and drinks provided. It is wise to take a jersey or anorak as an evening breeze can be chilly. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars too. The trip arrives back at The Club just after sunset!
*(This activity is included in all rates).

Tour of the Victoria Falls

Tour of the Victoria Falls

Just half an hour’s drive from The River Club are the mighty Victoria Falls. Known by the locals as ‘Mosi–oa-Tunya’ (meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’) as the spray and the sound of the Falls can be seen and heard from many miles away.

The Zambian side of the falls provides a completely different vantage from that of the Zimbabwean side, and during high water levels is certainly the best place to be.

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