The River Club
Sit a while and see if you can spot elephants, hippos and other animals in the Zambezi National Park which is just across the river. You should keep your binoculars close at hand: the birdlife is spectacular and the region is one of Southern Africa's birding hotspots.
On a magnificent bend on the Zambezi River the majestic River Club and its 10 well-appointed chalets have commanding views over the river into the Zambezi National Park.
Its main area, Zambezi House, is a well-appointed residence, with a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are enjoyed. Lush gardens (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees.
Ten luxury chalets are spread out amongst the riverine vegetation, comprising luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, most being split-level. Their originality stems from the fact that one side, although screened, has an open view to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the Zambezi and its far bank from both bed and bathtub.
The swimming pool with its infinity aspect provides one of the best views from any pool in the world.
Activities at The River Club include tours of The Victoria Falls, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing excursions, nature walks and tours of a nearby African village in which to learn about the people and culture of this part of Zambia.
Although The River Club is not a traditional safari camp, elephants can often be seen in the Zambezi National Park opposite and hippo are regularly seen and heard in the river itself. Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of The River Club itself, on boat cruises, nature walks and out on game drives.
The Zambezi River offers ample fishing opportunities as it is home to the famous tiger fish, one of the most revered fish in Africa and one that is high on any list of favoured species for the devoted fisherman, particularly during the warmer months. The tiger fish is a fish that is a fearsome predator and shows no mercy for its prey. The take of a tiger is explosive, it leaps and twists with a power beyond its size once hooked. More often than not they are lost, both through their savage takes and the huge teeth that tear through the line but the experience and exhilaration is a feeling you will crave again and again. There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) that are also a good catch.