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Royal Livingstone Hotel

Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Rating: Deluxe    

Royal Livingstone Hotel overview

This upmarket hotel provides elegant accommodation and impressive facilities just ten minutes' walk from Victoria Falls, to which the hotel has its own private entramce. As well as visiting the falls you can take your pick of a wide range of activities including scenic helicopter flights, white water rafting, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, game drives in Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park and picnic lunches by the river.

Rooms and suites provide creature comforts and mod cons including air conditioning, flatscreen satellite TV, hot drinks maker, minibar and en-suite bathroom with a selection of toiletries. You have balcony, terrace or sunroom with views of the garden where you can often watch zebra and impala, or the Zambezi River. All rooms come with butler service. 

When not out exploring you can relax with a swim in the outdoor pool, a spa treatment in one of the outdoor gazebos or laze in a hammock by the river. You have a choice of dining locations including the main restaurant and terrace, by the river, in the boma by the campfire and in the refined surroundings of the Royal Livingstone Express. High tea is something a tradition, served in the elegant lounge, and The Traveller's Bar is a great place to get to know other guests.   


Open: Royal Livingstone Hotel is open all year round.

Location: The hotel is in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park by the Zambezi River and about a 10-minute walk from Victoria Falls. It is about a half hour drive from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, previously known as Livingstone Airport.

Rooms: There are 173 rooms and suites, all air conditioned and en-suite, with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee maker and safe. There is butler service and 24-hour room service. Deluxe and deluxe corner rooms are 30sqm and include a balcony or sunroom respectively with garden or river views. Livingstone suites are 63sqm with a lounge-dining room and private river-facing veranda. The presidential suite is 88sqm and includes a living and dining room and a large terrace with a dining area.

Activities: Explore Victoria Falls, take scenic helicopter and microlight flights, go white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding and bungee jumping and take a sunset river cruise, You can take game drives in the national park and go on a cultural tour of Livingstone.

Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant with a terrace, an outdoor bar-diner, boma, bar and lounge. There’s a spa and beauty salon, a gym, outdoor swimming pool and hammocks by the river. 

Dining: The Old Drift Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving Zambian and European fare indoors and on the terrace. Kubu offers al fresco drinks and light meals by the river. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge. You can enjoy a boma dinner by the open fire on certain evenings of the week, and on some other evenings you have the option of a five-course dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express train.

Children: The lodge welcomes children of all ages.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is mobile reception and free Wi-Fi internet access.

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client reviews

Mr Phillip Haywood

"A lovely place to end the trip. Good servie excpet they were slow at evening meals. Great that it is so close to the Falls."

Mr. Rumpelstiltskin
"Just so many good things to say. The room, the hotel, the facilities, the food, the spa, the pool, the location, the fact that we weren't staying in the sister hotel. I don't think either town has much going on, but all the good things to do (walking safari, Livingstone Island, mukuni big 5 safari) are on the Zambian side so very glad we didn't stay in Zim. I checked the two suggestions that were made when we were deciding on the make-up of the trip (A'Zambezi lodge and Royal Vic Falls hotel) and I maintain that neither are a patch on the Royal Livingstone. For anyone planning a luxury/honeymoon trip involving the falls, this should be the ONLY suggestion on the accommodation front."



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