June 2014 – Wilderness Safaris is proud to announce that the extensive upgrading of The River Club in Zambia is now complete. All of the luxury chalets have been equipped with new, modern furnishings, fixtures and finishes that perfectly complement the property’s charming Edwardian ambience.
The floor-to-ceiling glass windows along the front and partial sides of the rooms are striking enhancements, enabling guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the spectacular Zambezi River below. The windows have been fitted with wooden Venetian-style blinds to filter out the lucent afternoon sunlight, while beautiful, teak-sculpted doors now welcome guests as they enter their private chalets.
Another new addition is a small upstairs bathroom, located just off the bedroom, which includes a shower, small hand basin and toilet. The main bathroom is downstairs where guests can luxuriate in the classic ball and claw bath and take in the breathtaking vista before them. While the silhouette of the buildings remains the same, the old thatch roofs have been replaced with tin and the exterior is now a tan-coloured ripstop canvas, ensuring it blends in with the lush riverine surrounds.
“We are delighted with transformation of our rooms which fits in perfectly with the traditional charm The River Club is known for”, says The River Club’s owner, Peter Jones. “There has been no structural or décor change to our main areas and our gardens continue to be the ideal spot for dining or tea, or simply relaxing and reading. Our famous infinity pool is still an iconic feature of The River Club and is the perfect place to cool off after enjoying the fast-paced activities and adventures in and around Livingstone.”
Situated just 18 km upstream from Victoria Falls, The River Club is the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy myriad adventures – from tours of Livingstone Town and the Zambian side of the Falls, to visiting a local Zambian village, tiger fishing (catch-and-release) and game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Massages, river rafting, helicopter flights, river boarding and other adventures may be booked at additional cost.