The River Farmhouse really is fabulous for a group of friends or a family, as it sleeps a minimum of four and a maximum of eight persons, and offers a brilliant base for exploring Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas. All aboard the private boat!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The River Farmhouse is situated a short distance from Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, on the Zambezi riverbank approximately 22km upstream from the spectacular Victoria Falls.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Surrounded by trees and gardens, the farmhouse has an elegant design and fits in well with the natural environment. Its living/dining areas are roomy and open plan, incorporating an open fireplace, a large wooden table and upright chairs for communal meals, and large leather sofas with coffee tables positioned for guests to enjoy amazing views out to the grounds and the Zambezi River beyond! River views can also be appreciated from the spacious terrace, which has plenty of comfy seating and a dining table for alfresco meals. The grounds contain a fire pit and an infinity pool – the pool is perfect for cooling off when the temperatures soar!
There are four bedrooms at the farmhouse – two doubles and two twins. The doubles have better views, as they face the river, but all accommodation is comfortable and nicely styled in the same way as the main areas. The rooms are named for the points of the compass. South and East (doubles) have French windows onto the terrace and en-suite facilities consisting of flush toilet, washbasin, and bath with shower attachment. North and West (twins) have garden views and en-suite facilities of flush toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle. Every bedroom has a ceiling fan, mosquito nets and air conditioning.
A fine assortment of activities is available here, arranged prior to each stay to ensure guests get the best out of their holiday. Walking around Victoria Falls makes for a very pleasant pastime, taking in the national parks and all their wildlife, while thrill-seeking guests have their pick of adrenalin-packed activities – white water rafting, bungee jumping, zipwiring and gorge swinging, for example!
Keen birders are also in their element, as the farmhouse offers guided birding with local guides. It is possible to tour a local village, as many members of house staff live locally and are happy to discuss life as a rural Zambian. Livingstone town, with its museum and markets, is well worth a visit as well. And finally, the house has its own private boat, enabling a host of activities on the river – dawn, daytime and sunset cruises, fishing, and island picnics!