Reviews of The River Club
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12 years later and it did not disappoint!
Of all the lodges we stayed at this was by far the best (which was a relief given it was my suggestion) and went to the greatest effort to make the trip special. The best example was as we were arriving, up the river by boat, and the Club had arranged for a surprise private lunch on one of the islands in the middle of the river. This probably goes down as one of the best arrivals at any hotel I have ever had, and just shows the efforts the team there made to make the visit special.
We both loved staying at the River Club - the staff, the setting, and the evening sundowner trips were just fantastic. Again, the club usually gave us our own private boat, just add an extra touch. And when there was a problem (there was our first night when there was a swarm of small bugs that could get though mosquito nets) the efforts they made to resolve the issue (they moved us to the Princess Royal suite!) was the definition of good service.
After a 12 year gap, the River Club did not disappoint!
Paradise on the Zambezi
Lynette and I ended our 2 week safari with a 3 night stay here at The River Club. Words can not begin to describe this wonderful facility on the banks of the Zambezi.
We have had the opportunity to stay at some terrific places over the years and The River Club ranks very near the top in all respects - a beautiful setting, superb guest rooms, and a super friendly staff. Really can not say enough good things about the staff here and how attentive they are from Peter, Ingrid, Charmaine, Naomi, Gilbert, Mack, Davies, KK and Mercy. So friendly.
We used The River Club as a base to see Victoria Falls and explore the river with Mack. The River Club should be an absolute must stay for anyone visiting the Livingstone/ Victoria Falls area. We will absolutely return toThe River Club. Some day. It is truly that good.
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Excellent place to chill-out. Very attentive staff, and very good at getting me from one activity to the next. Peter was an excellent host.
I should have spent four nights there instead of only three nights - there is plenty to do in the area, e.g. the Victoria Falls, elephant ride, white water rafting, visiting a local village. and the list can go on.
Beautiful and luxurious
It was wonderful to be taken by boat on the river to the River Club on the day of our arrival. We had of course, expected a road transfer from the airport. As both of us had been to the River Club before, we knew the high standard of the accommodation, the food and the service of the place, and it did not fall short of our expectations.
As for activities, we enjoyed excellent guiding at Victoria Falls, the Livingstone museum, and two lovely sundowner trips on the Zambezi. Also, an interesting visit to the local village.
Great starting point for The Falls
Arriving at the Club by boat is fabulous with the hippos in the water for company. Saw a huge, huge crocodile as we approached the camp. Room was very well appointed and very comfortable.
Tour of the village was not really for us. The River Club's tour to Victoria Falls worked well and was very interesting.
Food - breakfast was nothing special, lunch outside overlooking the Zambesi was great. Evening meal at the communal table was ok. Suggest more interesting menu.
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All around outstanding @ The River Club
This was our 1st stop, 1st time in Africa - flew from San Francisco via London.
Despite jet lag, we had a great time & felt very indulged. Wonderful walking safari included seeing 6 of 8 white rhinos on reserve. HIGHLY recommend that excursion.
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After a seamless transfer from South Luangwa we were met by boat and travelled the final leg of the journey to the River Club along the Zambezi which was a wonderful way to arrive and appreciate the lovely setting.
The rooms are well appointed with glorious views over the river to Zimbabwe. In July it was pretty chilly and we welcomed the hot water bottles placed in our beds at night. Mornings were decidedly cold and required a dash from a hot shower into warm clothes. In the main Zambezi House there was a fire which made it a very comfortable place for dinner and breakfast. Meals were of a high quality and delicious.
The River Club's DNA (Do Nothing Activity) was a welcome change after 5:30am starts on safari. The activities they did organise were excellent. At Victoria Falls our guide was tiptop and enabled us to get the most out of our visit. The sunset cruise was a delight .
We had expressed an interest in visiting Simonga village and in particular the clinic. This was arranged for us and we were able to spend time with the amazing nurse who handles almost every facet of health care for the local population despite a lack of just about everything!
All the River Club staff were attentive and informative and we felt thoroughly looked after during our stay.
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A very nice place, with big comfortable rooms & a friendly attitude We did have one problem - they did not warn us that the window screens did not keep flies & moths out, so we left lights on while changing for supper & attraced a roomful. Staff came to kill them but the dead bodies littered the floor till next day.
We did an excellent trip from here to Livingston Island to swim on the edge of the Falls - a brilliant end to the holiday (though not for swimmers who lack confidence!)
Location and view spectacular
The location and rooms were fabulous. Excellent way to end a tripRead more about the whole trip