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Royal Livingstone

Royal Livingstone

Victoria Falls - Zambia

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The Royal Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to the Victoria Falls. The hotel will appeal to the more discerning traveller who is in search of luxury, extravagance and sheer indulgence.

The hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia's iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, the hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style.

The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir David Livingstone. Partake in charming high tea rituals, and later sundowners on a deck overlooking the Victoria Falls.

As a guest, you also enjoy the privilege of complimentary access to Victoria Falls via the hotel's private entrance.

After a full day of activities, guests can enjoy a fine dining experience, which is inspired by the mixed influences of Africa and the results are a culinary exploration garnered from the many different cultures that prevail in this diverse and delightful continent.

Every Friday evening, guests are invited to indulge in an important cultural tradition - a boma dinner beneath open African skies. Boma, or 'enclosure' in Swahili, comes from the days when tribesmen would cook and protect their communities. Sit by the fire and let your senses be invigorated with a decadent Zambian feast, from barbecue meat to spiced delicacies, with a live band and traditional dancing as entertainment.

For something really special, the Royal Livingstone Express is a classic ‘time travel’ back in history using beautiful steam locomotives and lovingly restored carriages. Relive the bygone era of Victorian elegance on ‘The Dinner Excursion’, which includes a train ride along the Cape to Cairo mainline, which runs parallel to the Zambezi River. Sunset will be enjoyed while travelling through the Mosi-Oa-Tunya Park followed by an impeccable 6 course dinner. This magical experience runs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

The hotel stretches luxuriously along the banks of the Zambezi River, and consists of a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees and plants. The 173 rooms and suites all have private balconies or terraces with river views.

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Rates Include

Breakfast is included.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Royal Livingstone can be included in you own dream holiday.

Southern Africa Luxury

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Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands River Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Royal Livingstone
Royal Livingstone
Victoria Falls - Zambia

Destination: South Africa and Zambia.

This is an African adventure in true comfort and style. Stay in a beautiful lodge set along the banks of the perennial Sabi River, and spend your days going on game drives to see wildlife that includes Africa's Big 5. Then it's off to a hotel overlooking the Victoria Falls, where 5* luxury meets nature's majesty.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Victoria Falls - Zambia.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Lion Sands River Lodge
  • 3 Nights at Royal Livingstone
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

Guest Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

Start TestimonialFirstly many thanks for helping us organise the whole trip, we had a great time. Livingstone/Vic Falls - the Royal Livingstone Hotel was lovely, and the food was amazing, watching the zebra's chill by the pool was a very strange and funny experience! Cape Town - the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction was great - we had a split level loft room which was bigger than our flat here! The people were very friendly and helpful and the taxi service they ran was great. Franschoek - Residence Klein Olifants was lovely and the place is really pretty. Phantom Forest - the place is amazing. Very peaceful and relaxing, and the food is unbelievable. Teremok was great. The place was lovely, the staff friendly and helpful, and Umhlanga Rocks is a lovely place. It was a really nice way to end the trip. Overall we had a great time ... We were really pleased with all the places we stayed, and really appreciate all the work you put into helping us get it all sorted. Again, thanks for all your help, and if we know anyone who needs any help with planning a similar trip, we'll definitely pass your details on if that's ok with you?End Testimonial


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Royal Livingstone Location.

Directions For Drivers

Directions from Livingstone airport:The Falls Resort (Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara and AVANI Victoria Falls Resort) are 10 km from Livingstone City Centre and 15 km from Livingstone Airport. It is built between the main road and on the banks of the famous Zambezi River.

General Information For Guests

All the rooms are en-suite and have views of the Zambezi River. They also have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hairdryer, Satellite TV, a telephone, mini bar, in-room safe, insect repellent, writing desk, universal adaptor socket (voltage 220/240V) and tea/coffee making facilities.

In addition, the Deluxe Corner Rooms, the Livingstone Suite and Presidential Suite all have their own private verandas, separate lounge, dressing area, king size beds and a wet bar.

The Livingstone Suite and Presidential Suite each have bathrooms with a Victorian tub, twin vanities and a walk-in shower, along with a dining area and separate guest W/C.

The Royal Livingstone has a dining room (A la carte), bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and sundeck.

The Royal Livingstone’s 2 sundecks are ideally positioned on the bank of the Zambezi River to offer unrivalled views of the thundering Victoria Falls.

The lounge offers a range of light meals, snacks and is open 24 hours a day (early coffee is served from 06:00 - 07:00).

Activities that are available for an additional cost include micro light flights, white water rafting, swimming under Vic Falls, excursions to Livingstone Island and Devils Pool (at lowest water levels), helicopter flights, gorge swings, canoeing, Chobe day trips and river cruises.

The Anantara Spa offers a variety of different massages, treatments and therapies (additional cost).

Guests have direct access to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls from 06:00 to 18:00 daily. The Falls are just a five minute walk from the hotel.

Laundry and a 24 hour room services are available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted.

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