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Zambia » Victoria Falls » Lodges » The River Club

The River Club is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 18 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls. It faces westward into the sunset and onto the Zambezi National Park on the opposite side of the river. The River Club is set among the lush riverine vegetation and the camp has a distinct Edwardian flavour.

Guests at The River Club can enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in a peaceful and tranquil setting away from the crowds.

The River Club has ten luxury thatched chalets and can accommodate a maximum of 20 people. The rooms overlook the Zambezi River, and have en-suite facilities including a bath, shower, toilet and basin. Two honeymoon suites are available. All the rooms have fans. The main house comprises the dining room, lounge and pub area, and has an interesting library. The swimming pool has a magnificent view over the Zambezi for those who wish to relax in the sun.

Although The River Club is not a game lodge, the Zambezi National Park is located just across the river, and Lion calls can often be heard at night. Rich birdlife is found in the area. Hippo are regularly sighted (and heard) along the river's edge. Fishing is good, with Tiger fishing featuring prominently in the warmer months. Birding in and around the lodge is superb.

The Victoria Falls is one of the seven 'Wonders of the World' and is arguably the greatest waterfall anywhere. Daily excursions to the Falls are a highlight and boating trips to the Zambezi River's islands provide wonderful activities. Fishing and sundowner trips are offered, as are daily visits to the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park for White Rhino and other game.

Trips to the Livingstone and Railway Museums and a nearby African village are also offered. Other activities available at extra cost include: white water rafting, river surfing, bungi jumping, abseiling, parachuting, microlight and helicopter flights over the Falls, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and canoeing.

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