- The Royal Livingstone is a grand hotel in a prime location on the banks of the Zambezi. It’s so close to the Victoria Falls that you can hear the thundering water and see the top of them from the gardens, along with the fine spray they create.
- All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. 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.
- Indulge in a traditional high tea on the shaded veranda, which opens onto perfectly manicured lawns. Sip on your favorite cocktail on the spacious sundeck overlooking the Zambezi River and admire the spectacular views as the sun sinks slowly into its calm waters.
- Treat yourself to an unforgettable dinner aboard the luxurious Royal Livingstone Express — be sure to take your camera to capture your red carpet moment.
- As a guest at The Royal Livingstone you have free unlimited access to the falls via the hotel’s own private entrance.
- Make the very most of our extraordinary destination with trips of a lifetime. The Big Five can be spotted on a river cruise or a 4×4 safari. The rapids of Batoka Gorge offer adrenalin pumping thrills.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Get a bird’s eye view of the Victoria Falls and Zambezi River on a 15 minute or 30 minute flight. This memorable experience will ‘wow’ you long after you’ve landed.
Safari Par Excellence offers half and full day Zambezi Rafting and River boarding excursions during low and high water seasons. Acclaimed as the best one-day white water run in the world, the river is also recognised as one of the top ten paddling rivers in the world. SafPar are one of the original commercial rafting operations on the Zambezi River and have some of the best qualified guides.
An awesome way to see the Falls is from the bottom of the gorge. Swimming in the rock pools below the Falls, surrounded by the massive black basaltic rock towering up above you and the water cascading down, seemingly out of the sky, is certainly one of the most breathtaking experiences you will ever have. This activity is a perfect combination with white water rafting.
Enjoy the most spectacular view of the Falls from the island where Dr Livingstone first viewed the Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). At low water the island has its very own bathing pool,Devil’s Pool) which forms each year amongst the rocks along the edge.
Bushtracks, in conjunction with The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, presents The Royal Livingstone Express: classic ‘time travel’ back in history using beautiful steam locomotives and carriages lovingly restored by Bushtracks Africa and Rovos Rail. In this magnificent, romantic, steam-powered train we offer ‘The Dinner Excursion’ which includes a run along the “Cape to Cairo” mainline,which will then go on to the Victoria Falls Bridge in time for sunset.
See the raw, powerful beauty of the Victoria Falls from the best possible angle – above. United Air Charter offers 3 different flight options from their base at Baobab Ridge. The short flight circuits the Falls and offers superb views over the gorges below and the Zambezi above. The longer flight skims over the Zambezi rapids, ascends over the Falls and finishes with game viewing over the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The adventure flight in a Huey helicopter, flown with doors open at a lower lever, skims over the African bush, deep down into the Batoka gorge and over the falls.
Set below the Victoria Falls in the beautiful Batoka Gorges, Abseil Zambia offers you the ultimate in adrenalin filled adventure. As well as abseiling, you can choose the gorge swing, or fly on the high wire.A full day includes lunch, drinks and transfers. Half days are also available. No experience is necessary, as only the best equipment and highly trained and experienced instructors are used.
The African Queen and the African Princess are berthed just upstream of The Victoria Falls. Fully inclusive morning, lunch and sunset cruises are offered daily, treating passengers to sophisticatedviews of the Zambezi River and the surrounding game reserves. We take great pride in our cuisine and friendly service, making The African Queen experience unforgettable.
The Zambezi – river of dreams and romance, evoking images of the great era of adventure and exploration. Wild and captivating, the Zambezi beats to a rhythm and a time that is fast disappearing.The clear waters of the river and the game reserves that surround it, attract herds of elephant, buffalo, several species of antelope, giraffe, zebra, lion and leopard. Join us on full or half day canoe trips. You will negotiate small but exciting rapids, canoe through narrow channels and drift down open stretches. No previous canoeing experience necessary.
The Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls is widely considered to be the very best rafting river in the world. A deep channelled, high volume river, the Zambezi has class 3-5 rapids interspersed with tranquil pools. This enables you to marvel at the magnificent beauty of the Batoka Gorge between some of the most exciting and challenging rapids rafted anywhere on the planet. Highly professional guides ensure your safety and enjoyment of this amazing adventure.
The ultimate safari experience is a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana, which boasts the world’s largest elephant population. The game cruise on the Chobe River brings you close to brilliant bird life, pods of watering hippos, primeval crocodiles and elephants, breathtaking in their sheer number. The afternoon’s land-based safari heads deeper into the Park to spot the elusive big cats that make Chobe their home.
On the Victoria Falls tour, led by our experienced guides, you will explore this most awe-inspiring phenomenon – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At times of high water the mist from this torrent can be seen as far away as 40 kilometres. If you are lucky enough to be here for a full moon, the magnificent lunar rainbow will take your breath away.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style, and offers unforgettable adventures. All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. 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 Victoria Falls. Savour African and European fine dining, followed by nightcaps under the stars with undeniably the finest Livingstone hotel in the region.
Make the very most of our extraordinary destination with trips of a lifetime. The Big Five can be spotted on a river cruise or a 4×4 safari. The rapids of Batoka Gorge offer adrenalin pumping thrills. The Royal Livingstone Express steam locomotive invites you to travel in vintage style along one of Southern Africa’s most scenic railway passes. While as a guest of The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara, you enjoy the privilege of complimentary access to Victoria Falls via our private entrance.
Accommodation is in 173 spacious en-suite rooms: 113 with twin beds, and 54 with king-size beds. Each room has its private verandah.Three suites offer a separate lounge and bedroom, while the Presidential Suite offers an additional, optional separate bedroom. There are two rooms with disabled facilities.All guestrooms are elegantly decorated, each room has large beds with white linen, satellite television, air-condition, mini bar, mini safe, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities. Bathrooms are in Victorian style with a shower and a bath.
A beautifully furnished interior blends the graceful elegance of Victorian times with luxurious comforts. Sleep in a sumptuous king size bed or twin singles, dressed in fine white linen. Freshen up for days full of adventure and charming evenings in the Victorian style bathroom. Select beverages from the mini bar and step out onto your private veranda to admire views of the Zambezi River. With a writing desk and internet you can also keep in touch with the world and send home updates of your incredible African journeys.
Deluxe Corner Room
These delightful corner rooms are characterised by colonial gracefulness, deluxe comforts and a unique extra space. A private enclosed patio is protected from the elements with a sliding door and refined mosquito netting, creating an additional relaxation area. Laze comfortably on a wicker sofa, enjoying the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan. Soak up the romance of Zambezi River views, Victorian décor and hints of tribal Africa.
Combining generous space, classic décor and impeccable furnishings, these superior suites incorporate the natural textures of the surrounding Zambezi environment will you find one of the most ingenious Livingstone Zambia hotels. Relish the indulgence of a king sized bed, a dressing area and Victorian style en-suite bathroom. Sip your morning tea or coffee in the elegant lounge. Return from your excursions to relax at the wet bar, or take to your private veranda to drink in Zambezi River scenery with a fine beverage in hand.
Our Presidential Suite is testament to the immaculate class and style that is prevalent throughout the hotel, and has housed royalty, heads of state and celebrities. Sleep in a plush king size bed and enjoy the additional luxuries of a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with a Victorian tub, twin vanities and walk-in shower. Reminisce your adventures in the lounge and savour delectable drinks and meals at your dining table. While your spacious, private veranda reveals majestic vistas of the Zambezi River to complement the refinement of this regal suite.
A host of settings around the hotel and beyond celebrate the flavours of Europe and Africa. Dine on a restored steam locomotive on a journey across the Victoria Falls. Experience an authentic African feast by firelight. Partake in a traditional high tea or take in magnificent sunsets and cocktails overlooking the Zambezi River.
The Royal Livingstone Dining Room
This fine à la carte restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the historical ambience of the intimate dining room and outside on the terrace, embraced by the sights and sounds of Africa. Let us tantalise your taste buds with a menu that pays tribute to traditional European classics, authentic Zambian specialties and Indian influences, paired with the perfect beverages. Enjoy the entertainment in the restaurant by the Resident Pianist as he tickles the ivories during your dinner.
The Royal Livingstone’s two sundecks are ideally positioned on the bank of the Zambezi River to offer unrivalled views of the thundering Victoria Falls. Toast Africa’s legendary sunsets in the perfect setting for sundowners. During sunset enjoy the entertainment by the Resident Flutist on the sundeck for sundowner cocktails.
The Royal Livingstone Lounge
The lounge is an atmospheric place to admire the paintings of Sir David Livingstone, hand drawn maps of his African travels and an array of artefacts and books that inspire a sense of adventure and travel. Rise early to soak up the tranquil ambience with coffee prepared just the way you like it. Dine throughout the day, enjoying a range of delicious light meals and snacks.
The Travellers Bar
Retreat to our splendid bar with décor harking back to an age of exploration and adventure. Join us in the afternoon for a charming high tea experience. Return to unwind at the end of adventure filled days with cocktails, fine wines, a whisky or well-deserved gin and tonic, to a background of live piano music.
The Royal Livingstone Express
Fine dining aboard a classic steam locomotive promises an iconic journey, with a choice of breathtaking railway passes.Relive the bygone era of Victorian elegance. Relax with exceptional service. Capture memories of Africa’s rugged landscapes. Pair your taste for true adventure with an impeccable six-course dinner, expertly crafted by Anantara chefs, served with wines, beers and soft drinks.
Dining by Design
The Royal Livingstone’s iconic setting provides unforgettable views for Anantara’s signature private dining concept.A refined choice of gourmet picnics and fine dining menus unfold in a whimsical fusion of Mediterranean, Asian and African flavours, crafted by your personal chef. A beautifully decorated table in an enchanting setting is accompanied by flawless butler service.
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. Drink up the charismatic scenery of the Mukuni Boma Village, directly overlooking Victoria Falls on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, beauty salon, 24-hour room service, Butler service, Laundry / Valet facilities, Shoe polishing, Baby-sitting service and a conference facility. The Conference Centre capacity is for up to 12 people. The meeting room is well equipped and features a large mahogany table with leather backed chairs and wooden panelling.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, beauty salon, 24-hour room service, Butler service, Laundry / Valet facilities, Shoe polishing, Baby-sitting service and a conference facility.
Melt into divine spa treatments at Anantara Spa. Drawing on revered local wellness traditions along with Eastern and Western techniques, innovative spa journeys deliver replenishment and revival for body and mind.Savour The Royal Relaxation therapy under the shade of towering trees on the banks of the river. Alternatively, let us come to your room or suite and bring the pampering to you. Providing a welcome balance to the adventures on offer, the spa offers a number of therapies to relax.
Try burning off some of that delicious food in our new gym.