A kids paradise

Posted on Tue November 22, 2022.

The River Club is an ideal destination for families with children aged 6 years and older (if you have younger children please contact us for further information). Set on a 50-acre secure property with sprawling gardens, the lodge provides the perfect setting for young ones to run around and explore.

Young guests receive a 'Kids @ the Club' adventure bag when they do the Kids @ the Club complimentary activity. The bag includes a booklet featuring activities to complete. Under the supervision of a lodge Kids @ the Club guide, children have the opportunity to build their own raft with a raft building kit (featuring eco-materials such as driftwood, rope and fabric for a sail). Parents are welcome to join in the fun.
Our Princess Mary Suite accommodates 4 guests in two separate bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds) For families with 3 or 4 children, an additional one or two single beds can be added in the main living area. For families looking for privacy this is for you; complete with a private garden, private pool and the possibility of having meals in the villa's dining area.

Children’s activities at the lodge

  • Raft building (takes place during the Kids @ the Club walk)
  • Daily sunset cruise (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • Birding and insect safaris (during the Kids @ the Club walk)
  • Visit the local village and school (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • Guide quiz and certification given during the Kids @ the Club walk

Facilities for families

  • Fun board games and puzzles
  • A selection of entertaining and educational children’s books in our library
  • Expansive gardens to explore
  • Snooker table
  • Tennis, boules and croquet
  • Walking/jogging trail on property (used during the Kids @ the Club walk or at leisure with a parent or guardian)
  • Swimming in our pool overlooking the Zambezi River


Family fun in the area

  • Helicopter flips (all ages, full price)
  • Victoria Falls (all ages)
  • Local Reptile Park (all ages)
  • Game Drives (in-house game drives have no minimum age, under 12s pay 50% of full rate)
  • Dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express Train (minimum 3 years, full price)
  • Railway Bridge Zip-Line (ages 4 - 13 years have to tandem with an adult)
  • Livingstone Island (minimum age 8 years, minimum age to swim 12 years)
  • Pony ‘Tails’ for children under 9 years (while the rest of the family can do a 1 ½-hour horse ride)
  • Adrenaline activities at Victoria Falls (minimum age 14, except for a tandem slide - ages 4 -13)
  • Elephant Café (minimum age 10 to do elephant interaction, full price)
  • Canoe safaris (minimum age 12, full price)
  • Chobe Day Trips (minimum age 12 unless private trip is booked where no minimum age applies)

At The River Club we are family-oriented people to the core! Kid-food requests are taken seriously at the lodge, however should guests wish to dine out (extra cost) a trip on the Royal Livingstone Express train  will not only give you fantastic views, but also a delicious Sunday lunch or thrice-weekly dinner. For children over the age of 10, the Elephant Cafe is also an educationally fun way to spend an afternoon or evening.