The Royal Livingstone Hotel (Victoria Falls)

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to Victoria Falls; one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel is the quintessential 5-star African experience; a grand hotel with Victorian charm and an unrivaled setting; and one of the finest luxury hotels on the African continent. Because the property is in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park; keep a lookout for an array of exotic birds, zebras, warthogs, antelope; and sometimes a giraffe or two that roam the grounds! Soak up the river views; while enjoying a massage in a waterfront spa gazebo at the Anantara Spa.

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Royal Livingstone Hotel Accommodation

A total of 173 en suite guestrooms in 17 x riverbank residences; make up a hotel that exudes Colonial / Victorian elegance and Africa’s tribal warmth. Down to the finest detail of the lamps, the magnificent paintings, and the black and white photographs of early pioneers; this is a place to reflect and rejuvenate. Luxuriously furnished rooms with large comfortable beds and crisp linen; thereby making it the perfect sanctuary to retire to after a day spent exploring. Each room has its own private terrace overlooking the Zambezi River.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel croquet
The Royal Livingstone Hotel croquet with zebras

Room types

32 x Premier Rooms and 103 x Deluxe Rooms (6 of which are interleading) of 30m²; with bedroom, en-suite bathroom, dressing room area, lounge area, and verandah/deck. The Premier Rooms have garden views and the Deluxe Rooms have either garden or river views.
The 34 x Deluxe Corner Rooms are the same as above with a separate tub and rain shower. Also; the verandah / deck is enclosed; in order to ensure the ultimate privacy.
The above rooms can be king beds or twin beds.

In the perfect location overlooking the great Zambezi River; 3 x Livingstone Suites are 65m² and configured as king bedrooms. They also have the enclosed verandah/deck for privacy.

The Presidential Suite is 88m² and consists of a king bed with all the interior luxuries of a 5-star suite; and an expansive terrace with outdoor dining and river views. Additionally; there is a separate living and dining room. This suite has an interleading door to a Twin Room; therefore; the Presidential Suite is perfect for a harmonious constellation of family or friends.  The luxurious Presidential Suite has housed royalty, heads of state, and celebrities; but each room is sure to inspire a similar feeling of quality in those who stay here.

There is butler service for the Deluxe Corner Rooms, Livingstone Suites, and Presidential Suite; and also a complimentary daily laundry for the Livingstone Suites, and Presidential Suite.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel accommodation
The Royal Livingstone Hotel – Deluxe Room (Twin)
The Royal Livingstone Hotel Family Vacations

Families staying at The Royal Livingstone Hotel

The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia welcomes children of all ages.

Children up to twelve years of age stay for free on a rollaway bed; when sharing with 2 adults on a bed & breakfast basis.
Teenagers between 13 – 17 years of age are charged a supplement of USD 100 per room, per night on a bed & breakfast basis; when sharing the same room with parents, on a rollaway bed.
The Presidential suite inter-leads with a Deluxe room; therefore; it can accommodate 2 x adults and up to 3 x children under 18 years old; with 1 x child on a rollaway bed (please see our Family Special Offer below).
All rooms can accommodate up to 1 x child except if you take the Presidential Suite with a Deluxe Room.

Meal plan supplements will be applicable for children.

Fine dining at Victoria Falls, Zambia

Enjoy authentic feasts at luxury restaurants in Livingstone Zambia. A host of settings around the hotel and beyond celebrate the flavors of Europe and Africa. Dine at The Old Drift Restaurant, Kubu Restaurant, and Bar overlooking the Zambezi River; highly recommended for sunset. Or enjoy a light snack and drink at The Royal Livingstone Lounge, The Royal Sun Deck, or The Travellers Bar.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel serves a delightful traditional English high tea daily; the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

On Tuesdays and Fridays (subject to change) the hotel offers a boma dinner; an authentic African feast of barbecued meats and spiced dishes beneath the stars. Enticing scents fill the air as the specialties of the area smoke slowly on the grills. Traditional entertainment captures you in the colorful customs of the land.

Naturally being a 5* hotel; room service is available 24/7 or; let us arrange a private dinner on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Activities at The Royal Livingstone Hotel

If your idea of activity is doing absolutely nothing at all; then drift into the afternoon in one of the hammocks dotted alongside the river. Swing gently in the breeze as the world goes by with the soft sounds of nature; as you while away the hours in the shade. Enjoy a picnic basket packed especially for you in the shade of the monkey tree. Slip into the pool for an energizing swim beside the banks of the Zambezi River and watch the local wildlife; such as the zebras who come to graze nearby.

Recharge and beautify at the onsite spa in the heavenly surrounds of this decidedly unique setting coupled with Spa resort expertise.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel Spa
The Royal Livingstone Hotel Spa treatment room

Victoria Falls activities

There are so many activities on the Livingstone side of the Victoria Falls but it also has the Royal Livingstone Express; a lovingly restored steam locomotive of polished leather, teak, and brass. Departing from Livingstone through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zambezi River Valley; marvel at the sight of wild giraffes, zebras, and antelope. Cross the Victoria Falls Bridge; as you sip on curated South African wines and dine on fine flavors inspired by the setting. Flawless service completes your iconic journey reminiscent of times past.

The other unique activity on the Zambian side of the Falls is Devil’s Pool on Livingstone Island; a truly fantastic experience; where you swim on the edge of the Falls. Devil’s Pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January; depending on Zambezi water levels.

Getting here

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Livingstone Airport. Travel by car (private or shared transfer) through the historic town of Livingstone; or cruise down the Zambezi by water taxi. For the water taxi; after transferring to the jetty; you will board a 4×4 river safari boat. Traverse the waters of the mighty Zambezi River alongside hippos, crocodiles, and elephants; arriving directly in front of this riverfront hotel.

Alternatively; travel to the resort in style. From Livingstone Airport, we can arrange a helicopter transfer direct to The Royal Livingstone helipad; for a sensationally scenic arrival over Victoria Falls.

Transfers are also available to and from Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Airport.

Accommodation rates

The Royal Livingstone operates on ‘BAR’ (best available rates) which fluctuates according to demand; so send us your dates and we will get the best rate for you at that time; using the many accommodation special offers we have for this grand hotel.

Also, you may choose between bed and breakfast, half board (includes dinner), full board (includes lunch and dinner); or fully inclusive (includes lunch, dinner, and local beers / ciders, soft drinks, selected wines, and spirits). All options include breakfast.

The rates also include:
Park Fees which allow unlimited access to Victoria Falls,
Complimentary WIFI and 24-Hour use of the Fitness center,
Taxes of 16%,
10% Service Fee,
1.5% Tourism Levy.

Royal Livingstone Hotel Special Offers


Victoria Falls Fabulous Escape Flash Sale

Early booking accommodation offers

15% discount on all bookings made between 30 days – 59 days in advance or; a 20% discount for all bookings made 60 or more days in advance.

Long Stay Accommodation Offer

Book 3 or more nights and receive a 25% discount on your accommodation.

Suite Value 3-Night Stay Offer

Stay 3 consecutive nights in the Presidential Suite and receive the following value adds:

  1. Express check-in with refreshing sparkling wine and snack gift basket on arrival
  2. Private return airport transfers
  3. Canapes for you to enjoy while watching the sunset
  4. Welcoming in-room Zambian Hamper full of delicious Zambian-inspired treats
  5. Picnic breakfast setup in the Suite
  6. Daily Bar setup with snacks in your room
  7. Signature massage per person per stay
  8. Dinner valued at $45 per person with a bottle of wine, once during your stay
  9. Laundry 1 – 10 items once per stay

This special offer is combinable with Early Booking Offers, Long Stay 3-night accommodation offer, Family Offer & Honeymoon Offer

The Royal Livingstone Hotel Presidential Suite
The Royal Livingstone Hotel – Presidential Suite living areas

Suite Value 4 Night Stay Offer

Stay 4 consecutive nights in the Livingstone Suite and receive the following value adds:
Dinner at The Old Drift Restaurant; valued at $45 per person, once per stay
One bottle of wine per stay
One Signature cocktail and massage once per person per stay

This special offer is combinable with Early Booking Offers, Long Stay 3-night accommodation offer, Family Offer & also the Honeymoon Offer

The Royal Livingstone Hotel Livingstone Suite
The Royal Livingstone Hotel – Livingstone Suite

Family Special Offer

A 50% discount on the bed & breakfast rates on the second room occupied by children aged below 18 years old.

Birthday Gifts

Birthday cake, congratulatory card, exotic fresh fruit bowl, and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel Romance

Designed with lovers in mind; The Royal Livingstone Hotel provides magnificent opportunities for couples to celebrate their love and pledge their lifelong devotion.

Anniversary Gifts

If you are celebrating your anniversary you will receive; a cake, congratulatory card, exotic fresh fruit bowl, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, romantic turndown; and canapes with a glass of sparkling wine at 5 pm once during your stay.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners get a 30% discount on accommodation when booking 4 nights or more. Honeymooners also get
A welcome card,
Exotic fresh fruit bowl,
A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival,
A romantic turndown,
Canapes with a glass of sparkling wine at 5 pm once during your stay.

We can also do weddings at the Royal Livingstone Hotel.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel (Victoria Falls)
Royal Livingstone Hotel
Livingstone Way
Livingstone Zambia

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