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The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

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1281 Reviews
Guide Price £1,419 per person
Based on January 20, staying for 4 nights bed & breakfast in a Deluxe Room (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

The ultimate in African opulence

With the dramatic torrent of the Victoria Falls as its natural backdrop, the Royal Livingstone is ideally situated in the 46-hectares of Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls are only a 15 minute walk from the hotel and can be accessed via the hotel’s own private entrance for your unlimited use. Head to this magnificent sight or enjoy the hotel’s opulent accommodation and wondrous surrounds, the hotel itself is set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River over which the swimming pool looks. Relax by the pool with a drink from the bar and admire the magnificent views or relax in a hammock by the water’s edge. Alternatively, indulge in a spa treatment or work out in the gym for a rejuvenating stay. With fine dining venues and fantastic views from the sundeck overlooking the Zambezi, this stylish hotel is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller.

  • Victoria Falls backdrop and private entrance
  • Pampering spa
  • Swimming pool with views over the river
  • View wildlife from aboard the luxrious Royal Livingstone Express

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

"Be sure to take your time on arrival at the hotel to have your welcome drink on the deck overlooking the river. The setting is so magical, the moment will stay with you forever."

Gina

Destination Specialist

"One of the best ways to see Victoria Falls is from the air so you can really take in its grandeur. I'd advise pre-booking a helicopter excursion to avoid disappointment."

Harriet

Destination Specialist

"My favourite experience when staying here was the afternoon tea, there was so much on offer. Be sure to have it at least once."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 173 rooms
  • Floors do not have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 30 mins from Livingstone airport
1281 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 858
  • Very Good 275
  • Average 95
  • Poor 32
  • Terrible 22

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 16, 2019

an anniversary-weekend in wonderland

Great location with unbelievable facilities offering amazing activities. Wonderful staff personalizing every experience. Take your morning run among impala and giraffe but beware of crocs when passing the pond; relax in a hammock on the lawns and by the pool; rejuvenate at the spa; relive Africa on a boat trip on the river; retire to view the sunset from the sundeck. On a serendipitous note: quite coincidentally we were serenaded at dinner with our wedding song The Rose - "some say love it is a river..." And speaking of a river drowning the tender reed and the heart that never takes a chance and the soul that never learns to live - you have to experience the thrill of the mighty Zambezi surging past you to drop 108 meters under your nose as you pose for a swallow-dive on the rim of Devil's Pool; but do this before you take a birds-eye view in a heli flip over the falls (you won't do the pool after the flite!). Remember to leave early for the airport, just in case you also run into the herd of 48 elephant crossing the main road between the hotel and Livingstone town....
Jul 14, 2019

Repeat customer review

I have been coming here for ten years; service had fallen significantly two years ago and has now improved dramatically. Physical plant had always been excellent but quality of service was still spotty in the dining room and the bar down by the river. Check in staff was excellent, spa facilities and spa personnel were the best ever.
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The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Facilities

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool overlooks the falls and river offering breath taking views. Relax by its side on a sun lounger with a drink in hand.

Spa

Indulge in the beauty of your natural surroundings while you are pampered inside a tented gazebo overlooking the Zambezi River at the hotel's spa. For your convenience, treatments in the comfort of your Royal Livingstone hotel room can also be enjoyed.

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Room Types

Luxury Room

The Royal Livingstone Luxury Rooms reflect the textures and moods of the majestic Zambezi river. These luxuriously furnished rooms are fitted with king size beds (or twin beds) and Victorian style en-suite bathrooms. A private veranda completes the deluxe appeal of the room, as does the adjustable air-conditioning and heating, personal safety deposit boxes, colour TV, telephone, electric shaver plug (110 volts AC, 50 cycles) and 24 hour room service. Interleading rooms available on request.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

The Royal Livingstone Suites extend a superior exhibition of style and elegance to their guests, via classic and luxurious décor. These suites incorporate the natural textures of the surrounding Zambezi environment, with impeccable furnishings such as a king sized bed and Victorian style en-suite bathroom, dressing area, separate lounge, wet bar and private veranda. The suite offers adjustable air-conditioning and heating, personal safety deposit boxes, colour TV, telephone, electric shaver plug (110 volts AC, 50 cycles) and 24 hour room service.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite at The Royal Livingstone is a testament to the immaculate class and style that is so prevalent throughout the hotel. The luxuriously appointed suite consists of a king sized bed, a Victorian style en-suite bathroom with a Victorian tub, twin vanities and walk in shower. Other luxury features include a dressing area, separate lounge, dining area and a private veranda, as well as adjustable air-conditioning and heating, personal safety deposit boxes, colour TV, telephone, electric shaver plug (110 volts AC, 50 cycles) and 24 hour room service.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Food & Drink

Sun deck

The Two Sundecks

The two sundecks overlooking the Zambezi River at The Royal Livingstone make the perfect setting in which to have sundowners, as the sun slips gently into the mist of the thundering falls.

High Tea

The tradition of High Tea is celebrated daily at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. Enjoy a selection of scrumptious cakes and if you only choose one, make sure to sample the Royal Livingstone Hotel's famous carrot cake.

Dining Room

The Royal Livingstone Dining Room

The Royal Livingstone Dining Room will feed your soul and your stomach. Indulge in fine African inspired cuisine and soak up the historical ambiance of the glorious setting. Indoor tables offer a more intimate dining experience, while those outside bring to life the sights and sounds of an African day.

Romantic ambience

Monkey Tree Restaurant

Enjoy a unique, 5-star candlelit dinner under the shade of the monkey tree canopy and enjoy a romantic location and fine cuisine.

Lounge

The Lounge and Travellers Bar

The Lounge and Travellers Bar caters for high teas and drinks against a backdrop of grand paintings of David Livingstone and decor harking back to an age of exploration and adventure. High Tea is served every day at 15h00 and it's simply unmissable.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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