New Beginnings at The River Club

Posted on Fri March 3, 2023.

We have much to celebrate this coming year!

The first being that we are in the process of upgrades at The River Club with some great changes to come. We will be currently moving the existing jetty to the other side of Litunga, our Luxury Family River Suite, which will allow easier access (i.e. a less steep incline), especially for those with mobility issues. We are also upgrading all walkways at the lodge.

Another development is the extension of WiFi to the other side of the property so that all suites will have WiFi connection. As it currently stands only the main lodge area and our central suites offer connectivity.

A further upgrade in the pipeline is an extension to our Litunga Family Suite, as a replacement to Princess Mary Suite, which is no longer included in our inventory.

We will also be upgrading our main guest kitchen, however any further changes will be shared once confirmed.

Watch this space for further news!


Another exciting addition to The River Club experience is a fire pit on the deck below the swimming pool.

The perfect spot to relax after a busy day, there is nothing quite like a fire to get that holiday feeling!

Enjoy a drink as you watch the sun set over the Zambezi River, listening to the sounds of the hippos below. Allow the flames to draw you in as you bid farewell to a beautiful day in our tranquil oasis.






Zambia Waivers Via Requirements for more Countries 

The government of Zambia has added several countries to its list for visa waivers. Previously travellers from the UK, the US, Canada, Norway, Australia, China, South Korea, Gulf Estates and the European Union did not require visas (visa-exempt nationals are allowed to remain in the country up to 30 days with an option to extend up to 90 days).

The following countries have been added and are exempt from visa requirements:

Australia, Canada, Norway, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, US, UK, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and China.

Find out more here.

White Water Rafting 

The Zambezi is a free-flowing river, so the water level is fortunately not affected by any dams. It is however heavily affected by seasonal natural flow variations. The river is always changing so no two rafting trips are ever the same.

The “high water” rafting season runs from approximately the middle of January to the beginning of August, depending upon the water levels/ rains each year.

So, what does "high water" season mean? At this time the bedrock in the riverbed is covered and these trips are characterized by big eddy fences and boils. Highlights of a high water run are that some huge features on the river banks come into action, namely rapid 16B, a colossal set of breaking waves. The high water section of the Zambezi cannot be classified as 'Grade 5', but it is still an awesome day out. The increased volume of water pushing through the Batoka Gorge creates a more continuous flow, so you will spend approximately 2.5 hours on the river. The hike in and out of the gorge is moderately challenging, hence an average fitness level is required.

For more information please contact the SafPar team.


We were delighted to welcome ZNBC to the lodge to shoot their programme talking about hot topics!