aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Comfort close to Victoria Falls

Merging seamlessly into the verdant surrounds of the Zambezi River bank, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa is in a prime position just five miles away from the iconic Victoria Falls. 

The 72 rooms and five suites are all river-facing, as well as overlooking the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, ensuring all guests have a stunning view from the airy stylish hotel. With  a spa and tranquil setting, a stay at this safari lodge is all about comfort and relaxation. Dining options include buffet or a' la carte basis at Kalai restaurant, al fresco experiences on the terrace or, if you really want to treat yourself, take a romantic river cruise and dine as the sun sets. 

From the hotel you can easily visit Victoria Falls and the town of Livingstone (just 10 minutes away), or explore the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and see many species of animal, before returning to the comfort of your private terrace or the pool for a refreshing sundowner. It is a tranquil and comfortable place to stay before a safari in Zambia or Botswana, and a great place to finish, perhaps after exploring South Africa.

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Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 77 rooms
  • Only five miles from Victoria Falls
  • Hotel is on the Zambian side of the Falls
  • Just 20 minutes from the airport
  • A great base from which to explore the area

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

  • Away from it all
  • 20 minutes from the airport
873 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 530
  • Very Good 257
  • Average 55
  • Poor 18
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Sep 15, 2019

Great place

Awesome staff and service level, so helpful and accommodating. Could not fault as nothing was ever a problem. Welcoming and just a beautiful place to stay. Look forward to returning again and spending more time there.
Sep 13, 2019

A wondeful Hotel

Keighley, United Kingdom

The only complaint I have is that I didn't stay long enough! A lovely hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. As a solo female traveller it is always great to know staff will ensure you ' don't feel ' isolated. Beautiful setting with amazing views. A lovely touch was having bottles of both insect repellant and sun screen available in the room on arrival.
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 The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers several relaxation and adventure opportunities

The spa

The spa offers four packages known as:- African Goddess; David Livingstone Experience; Victoria Falls Indulgence; and Zambezi Bliss, as well as offering individual treatments, such as hot stone massage, aromatherapy, back neck & shoulders and full body exfoliation. In addition a range of beauty treatments is available, including manicure, pedicure and hair dressing.


Activities that can be arranged by the hotel include: sunset cruises; game drives and game walks; bungee jumping over the Falls; white water rafting on the Zambezi River; and abseiling by Victoria Falls.

aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Room Types

All rooms have satellite television, telephones, in-room tea butler, mini bar, internet and air conditioning. All rooms overlook the Zambezi river and have their own balcony.

Standard Room

There are 77 well-appointed standard rooms, each with a river view and balcony.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Signature suites

There are five Signature suites, all come with all the amenities of the standard room however they also include a private entertainment area, bar and lounge plus Jacuzzi spa bath

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Food & Drink

The hotel offers several dining options

Kalai restaurant

Situated in the main lodge and offering contemporary cuisine to traditional Afro-Arabian fusion dishes. Breakfast – 6.30 -10.30am Dinner – 6.30 – 10.00pm

Gwembe Terrace

A relaxed and casual meeting place. Sit back and watch the magnificent African sunset while sipping cocktails and dining on delicious dishes.

Ujiji bar

The bar offers everything from local drinks to international cocktails.

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