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The River Club

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 60469, Zambia
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The River Club
Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lusaka, Zambia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We spent 5 nights at the River Club over the Christmas period and we were warmly received and beautifully taken care of throughout our stay. Helicopter tours (there is a heli pad at the River Club), elephant rides, fishing, sunset cruises, Victoria falls tour, village tour, game drives, a dinner on the steam train ...... all bookings were ably taken... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Ren and John It was a very great pleasure to have hosted you at the lodge over Christmas and I would like to that your for your very positive and kind review. We all take a great deal of pride in all that we do here and we are extremely privileged to be living where we are and to... More

Fort McMurray, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Everything about the River Club was amazing. The rooms were gorgeous and so unique. Our suite was perched right above the shores of the Zambezi River just 18 km up river from Victoria Falls. We watched the hippos and listened to exotic birds. The food and service was outstanding. Our room was spotless. We loved that Peter the owner had... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear JenSei The three dogs each received a extra bowl of dog treats for making you both feel at home during your stay with us!! I am delighted that the lodge provided just the right atmosphere for you and I thank you so much for your kind words. It is such a pleasure to share this wonderful location with you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The River Club exceeded my expectations . Stunning location . Beautiful accomodation . Amazing food . Peter Jones and his staff ensured our stay was tailor made to our needs . The Elephant ride was an amazing experience but after being astride that fantastic animal for an hour I really did appreciate the excellent full body massage that I had... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Christine Thank you very much for your very kind review and for all your positive comments. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you both during your stay and I am delighted that Kaylinn's food was a highlight. I am having to use the gym myself these days I have to tell you!! I have passed on your praises to Kaylinn and... More

new norcia Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in this magnificent riverside very English establishment. The rooms were great with fab river views, huge high comfy beds. The downstairs bathroom was a bit of a waste as the stairs were quite challenging but they did have, add? A small upstairs bathroom. The beautiful, huge well kept grounds were impressive. We just got the... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Glentromie, Thank you very much for taking the time to place a review on the lodge in TA and thank you for the positive aspects that you commented on. Gilbert is indeed a magnificent gentleman and guide and he was most grateful for your kind words when I showed him your review. I have also passed on your praises... More

UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We spent a night at the River Club as the first stop in our honeymoon and I have to say what a way to start! From the moment we were picked up at the airport by Gilbert we felt like it was going to be a fantastic experience. Gilbert was very welcoming and knowledgeable and we were lucky to even... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Joan B, Thank you very much for your review on TA. I have passed on your praises to Gilbert and Sue both of whom asked to pass on their thanks for your kind words. I am sorry that you missed your first night with us but am delighted that we managed to make your shortened stay so memorable. We... More

Marlborough,UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Unfortunately only had two nights here, but it really is top class. Great colonial feel and much better option than chain hotels. Everything organised perfectly by Peter Jones and his excellent staff. Great chef. If you want to get close to the edge of the Falls you must try visiting Livingstone Island for a dip in a plunge pool at... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Denise, I am so glad that you both had a wonderful time with us and we all thank you very much indeed for your review on TA. It was a pleasure to have hosted you. I am grateful for your kind reference to Kaylinn whose work in the kitchen really is paying dividends - her food is... More

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A perfect beginning to our Sarai adventure. Almost everything about the River Club is exceptional. The location just above Victoria Falls, the food (in particular), the staff and our host were all superior. I wish that we had booked for more than two nights. We later met others who stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which we had also considered,... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Sailabout, Thank you for your kind write up on your recent stay. We all thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and spending time with you during your time with us. The new chef is definitely creating the most wonderful creations in the kitchen and I have shared your wonderful comments with her, for which she has asked me to pass on... More

Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Where do I even begin to describe The River Club? Gosh, it's not very often that you get to visit a place that has managed to lock down a breath-taking setting, impeccable service, an incredible menu and information and advice that make your stay around Livingstone a joy and a treat.....well The River Club has done just that! The warm... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear BigKaySee, Thank you firstly for coming to stay with us and allowing us to be part of your break-away from the big smoke. I am delighted that it had the desired result. It is wonderful to have people coming down from Lusaka to share in the beauty that we have in our own country. And secondly thank you for... More

Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at The River Club! Everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The location was absolutely breathtaking....stunning views...you can hear the hippos in the Zambezi river whilst sleeping in your bed. PHENOMENAL sheets and pillows!!!! A beautiful adventure! Thank you!

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Lulu921 I think we are going to have to make a CD capturing all the wonderful noises that surround this fantastic river we live on the shores of. I can actually hear the hippos in my sleep! Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted that sheets and pillows were worthy of a particular mention. Looking forward... More

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We enjoyed the River Club so much we have recommended it to friends who have stayed there and had the same experience. Peter and his staff make you feel at home as soon as you step foot on the property. There is such a comfortable, easy atmosphere of fellowship with other travelers staying there. We stayed in the Livingston Suite.... More

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PeterROJones, Owner at The River Club, responded to this review

Dear Joan L (and the Memphis Connection!) It was great to have you both to stay and we all hope you get to come back soon. Thank you so much for your review and I trust that the rest of your holiday was just as spectacular. The Livingstone Suite awaits your return! Best wishes Peter and all at the lodge More

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Additional Information about The River Club

Also Known As:
The River Club Hotel Livingstone
The River Club Hotel
Address: Nakatindi Road, Livingstone 60469, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The River Club 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The River Club overlooks the Zambezi River, 18km upstream from Victoria Falls. Zambezi House our main building is well-appointed with lounge, dining room, library, shop and veranda/terrace for outside dining. Cell phone coverage and complimentary Wifi. The gardens are extensive and include a croquet court. The gazebo and Summer House (with games room) are alternatives for private dining (this can be used as a 16 delegate board room style conference facility). The pool seems part of the river itself, and beauty treatments are available in the Spa. For the energetic the gymnasium, running track on the secure property and all-weather tennis court are perfect. Ten luxury en-suite chalets(all with bath and shower, eight with two bathrooms and 3 suites with plunge pools one being a family room) are screened, with air-conditioning over the beds and have uninterrupted views of the Zambezi. Laundry is included. Activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour, sundowner cruises, game drives, tiger fishing, and visiting a village. Others (at extra cost) include helicopter flights, white water rafting, elephant back safaris, bungee jumping, canoeing etc. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly from the lodge and bird life is prolific. ... more   less 

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