Following many hours of travel and a spectacular boat ride up the Zambezi River spotting elephants, hippos, crocodiles and baboons we arrived at the River Club which was heaven. We had to pinch ourselves to prove we were really in Africa. We received a genuinely warm reception and a completely thorough and organized itinerary. Our open aired room could not have been more comfortable and well appointed. July is winter in Zambia, but we were wonderfully cozy under our warm blankets and the view from bed was breathtaking. I must mention, although it did not deter us from enjoying our stay, there were many tiny ants in the bathroom. Nothing a little bug spray, which is available in the room, couldn't take care of. Adjacent the warm fire, an intimate dinner (and all meals) was set at a lovely long dining table lit by tall candelabra. It was, as another reviewer suggested, like a step back in time. The food was wonderful and the company even better. A helicopter tour of the falls was planned for us and I cannot recommend that experience more highly - a must! Visiting Somonga Village was a highlight for all of us, especially our 16 and 18 year olds. Thank you Eugene, Christelle, Trudy, Mack, Peter and those whose names escape me! It was an amazing stay!
- 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 summer house has complimentary WIFI available to all guests. 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. Eleven luxury en-suite chalets(all with bath and shower, eight with two bathrooms, 3 suites with plunge pools one being a family room and one executive luxury suite). 7 Double storey chalets have sliding glass windows and screens, the luxury suite Mary is more like a villa whilst the 3 suites are screened. All rooms have 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, Jewish interest tours 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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- Also Known As:
- The River Club Hotel Livingstone