The River Farmhouse


A luxurious private farmhouse surrounded by beautiful gardens on the banks of the Zambezi. Private chef, waiters, household and ground staff make this a perfect retreat for families or groups of friends who enjoy exclusive and private safari experiences. 

Because you can’t come to Zambia without visiting the Victoria Falls, River Farmhouse at Waterberry is a perfect start or finish to a trip to wonderful Zambia (or from which to visit neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia).

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The River Farmhouse

On the Zambezi riverbank, 22km upstream from Victoria Falls, 30 minutes from Livingstone Airport, 40 minutes to the Falls.


A secluded 5-bedroom single-storey house with large central lounge dining area, private kitchen, large veranda with views over the infinity swimming pool and river to the game park on the opposite bank.  

3 en-suite bedrooms and 1 two-bedroom suite with shared bathroom facilities. The River Farmhouse sleeps 8 – 10.

Room features Include:
Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Mosquito net
Ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet
Hair dryer


Bedroom Bedroom Bathroom Verandah

Magnificent gardens with sundowner firepit
Infinity Swimming Pool overlooking the Zambezi
Large central lounge, dining area and private kitchen
Large veranda looking out over the infinity pool
Private jetty to the Zambezi
Private chef, waiters and household team
Private river cruises and vehicles. 

Swimming Pool Dining Kitchen Lounge

Inclusive activities Include:

Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls (both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides)
Guided birding
Guided tour of Livingstone town and markets
Sunset dawn and daytime cruises
Tour of village and community school and agriculture project

External activities can be booked – there are many available around Livingstone, run other operators.  The most popular are helicopter flights over the Falls, a visit to Livingstone Island to swim in The Devils Pool, white water rafting, rhino walk, elephant café. These can either be pre-booked through People and Places or booked through the lodge once you arrive.

Sunset Cruise Daytime Cruise School Visit Victoria Falls Tour

Children of all ages are accepted.  Children must be supervised at all times.

The River Farmhouse is the perfect Family and Friends venue.

The house is open all year round.

In 2009 Waterberry founded Tukongote Community Projects to improve the educational opportunities in nearby villages. They began with one preschool class in a traditional mud and stick building, and now support over 400 children in 3 purpose-built preschools and 1 primary school.  In 2019 Waterberry Community Projects Limited, supporting Tukongote, became a Registered Charity in the UK. For more information on this project please visit this link

The lodge has a small and private conservation area of around 100 acres which has been fenced it off to protect the area. Plans going forward are to make it better for birding, and protect the wildlife that is there – mainly bushbuck and civet.


Tukongote Community School School Kids Community School Waterberry Dam

The Farmhouse is powered by mains power with 2 back up generators.
220 voltage, 3-pin square UK style plugs.

There is free Wifi at the Farmhouse.

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