The River Club, Livingstone, Zambia

A small elegant lodge on the Zambezi River, close to Victoria Falls

The River Club is a tranquil oasis on Zambia’s mighty Zambezi River and the perfect location for a visit to the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Located a short distance from the historical town of Livingstone, The River Club forms a perfect end to a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa.


    • 11 spacious suites overlooking the Zambezi River
    • Only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls
    • Game drives, safari experiences and cultural tours
    • All inclusive option
    • Beautiful infinity pool with spectacular views
    • Steeped in history with an old world charm


There are no early wake up calls, guests are encouraged to lie in and enjoy the surroundings. The ‘Do Nothing Activity’ (DNA) around one of the most magnificent pools in the world is very popular, especially at the end of a safari!

The main building, known as the Zambezi House, is an impressive Edwardian-style entertainment area with high plantation ceilings, a comfortable sitting room with fireplace and a well-stocked library with an interesting collection of books, journals and board games.

A host of activities await young and old, at The River Club as well as around the Victoria Falls area. In the late afternoon, take a leisurely sundowner cruise up the Zambezi river where you may pass the odd elephant, hippo or crocodile and an abundance of colourful bird life.

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 also home to a wide variety of animals including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, elephants and buffalo.

For the thrill seekers, enjoy an afternoon drink at Devils Pool, see the world from the back of an elephant or spend an afternoon white water rafting!

Just half an hour’s drive from The River Club are the mighty Victoria Falls, a spectacular sight and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.


The River Club boasts 11 private and spacious suites individually set within magnificent trees on the edge of the Zambezi River, overlooking pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. All rooms are west facing and take advantage of the spectacular African sunsets.

Suites feature air conditioning with a fan and mosquito net, reading lamp, twin beds convertible to king size, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, a digital safe and multinational plug, bathroom, mosquito sprays and laundry service.

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Disabled access: Two Luxury River Suites and the Luxury River Family Suite offer wheelchair access


Rates for The River Club are quoted per person sharing, per night.

All rates are quoted in USD, subject to change and inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT).

The River Club Livingstone Zambia African All inclusive safari luxury hotel lodge


Accommodation, daily breakfast, high tea, laundry, Wi-Fi, daily sundowner boat trips (drinks during the cruise are at an additional cost), activities on property such as croquet, tennis and nature walks

Accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, high tea, local drinks, wine during lunch and dinner, laundry, Wi-Fi, daily sundowner boat trips with fully stocked bar, activities on property such as croquet, tennis and nature walks

Accommodation, all meals, local drinks, wine during lunch & dinner, high tea, laundry, Wi-Fi, daily sundowner boat trip with fully stocked bar, one excursion to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls per stay (excl park fees of US $20 per adult & US $10 per child up to 12 yrs; umbrellas & ponchos provided), one visit per stay to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in open safari vehicle (excl park fees of US $10 per adult & US $5 per child up to 12 yrs), visit to a local community village, activities on property such as croquet, tennis, nature walks and fishing excursions (standard equipment provided, scheduled according to availability, guests’ needs and duration of stay – fishing not available Dec, Jan and Feb).


For reservations please contact the hotel directly via the enquiry form below or click here to check availability.

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Canoeing safaris
Elephant back safari
Game drives
Guided tours
Helicopter rides
Kids club
Quad biking
River safari
Tour of Victoria Falls
Village tour
White water rafting


Access for disabled guests
Air-conditioned Rooms
Swimming pool


The River Club is located 18 kilometres/11 miles upstream from the town of Livingstone, Zambia and the renowned Victoria Falls. Set on 50 acres of privately owned land, the lodge is located on a magnificent vantage point that provides stunning views over a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River.

All flights arrive into Livingstone Airport. From here guests can be collected by The River Club’s private, air-conditioned vehicles for the 30 minute drive (distance is 16 miles) to the banks of the Zambezi River, followed by a 10 minute scenic boat transfer to The River Club.

The winters are dry and warm to cool during the day but cold in the evening, spring is warm and cool in the evening, heating up to the summer where the temperatures remain hot throughout the day and night. The River Club is open year round. The Zambezi reaches its highest water levels during the months of March and April.

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