Articles tagged with: The River Club

Close encounters of the rhino and elephant kind

on Sunday, 23 May 2010. Posted in 2010, Zambia

Close encounters of the rhino and elephant kind

Our last day at the The River Club was going to be more about wildlife, so a visit to the neighbouring Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park was the plan. Our game drive was pretty good considering the Park’s size. It is tiny and does not profess to have any of the big cats but we still saw plenty of beautiful birds as well as impala, warthog, wildebeest, elephant, baboon and vervet monkeys. At one point a huge hippo crossed the road in front of us before plunging into a nearby pond splashing the pied kingfishers resting on the banks.

Mosi-oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders

on Thursday, 20 May 2010. Posted in Lower Zambezi, 2010, Zambia

Mosi-oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders

I picked up Deb and Chris from Livingstone airport and you could just see the excitement and glee in their eyes. They were back once more in the place they love! This is their fourth safari to Africa with me, and this time we are in Zambia – a truly spectacular country with plenty to offer. A short drive through the streets of Livingstone town led us to out first stop The River Club, an Edwardian style house set in manicured lawns on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Set high up overlooking the swift flowing waters where hippos and crocodiles float, you cannot ask for more. This is what this area is all about, it oozes class, sophistication and boasts timeless history. With uninterrupted vistas of the Zambezi, glorious African sunsets and wildlife right on the doorstep, Deb and Chris are in heaven.