The Royal Livingstone Hotel is a luxurious 5 star hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.
The hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of The Victoria Falls.
It’s named in honor of the explorer Dr. David Livingstone, and it’s interior design reflects the elegance of days gone by, using an African architectural style.
Royal Livingstone consist of 17 colonial-style buildings, with large verandas. The main hotel building incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar.
Translated – The Smoke that Thunders – is the local name for the Victoria Falls. The world-famous cascade of water provides the baseline for your journey into colonial sophistication. Its fine spray may be seen like a cloud across the bushveld, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age
The rooms are two-story clusters and each cluster comprises approximately 10 en-suite air-conditioned rooms, offering private balconies or terraces. Interior furnishings accentuate the influences of Africa translated into a cultured sumptuousness that reflects the essence of African Bush life. Natural light invades the bathrooms, as the luxurious sized showers allow natural light to filter through a milk-glass window.
Activities in the area
The area around Livingstone and Victoria Falls has become known the world over for the many adventure activities on offer. These are some of the most popular activities that can be enjoyed in Livingstone.
Zambezi Sundowner cruises
The Zambezi River is the central figure in many of the activities offered in Vic Falls. The most renowned of these activities is without a doubt the Sundowner Cruise. This activity is inclusive of transfers, drinks and snacks.
There is something magical about relaxing on the water, sipping on a drinks and waiting for the sun to set. This area provides for most memorable sunsets and fantastic photographic opportunities. Game is often encountered on the cruises, including Elephant and Hippo.
Elephant Back Safaris
One of the most popular activity in the Victoria Falls area. Guests get a chance to get up close and personal with the majestic African Elephant. Morning and afternoon safaris include a chance to ride an elephant as well as an informative interaction.
White river rafting
The original adrenalin activity offered in Livingstone is still as popular as ever. The best time to raft is when the water levels are low – around September to December. Rafting usually stops between March and end of July, due to safety regulations, but it is entirely dependant on water levels. This is an experience of a lifetime and there is even a lift to get you out of the gorge.
Walk with the African savannah’s top predator under the watchful eyes of a guide. A must for anyone who is facinated by lions, but please note this activity cannot be undertaken by children of 15 years or anyone under 1.5m tall
Flight of angels – Helicopter flight
Experience the magnificence of the Falls like a bird. Pure adrenalin, but oh so amazing to fly slowly over the spray of the Falls and to be part of the scenery.