The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara
The Royal Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to the Victoria Falls.
One way to get there is by taking a one hour and 40 minute flight from Johannesburg to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. From there you will take a water taxi transfer on the Zambezi River to the hotel, which is set along the river banks, and in full view of the spray of the Victoria Falls. Exuding the charm of Victorian times, 169 luxury guest rooms and four spacious suites all feature a balcony or veranda with an outdoor seating area facing the gardens.
Why we like it here
Admire Victoria Falls from explorer luxury along the Zambezi River.
Savour quintessential fine dining on a vintage steam train, the Royal Livingstone Express, while exploring Africa’s beautiful landscapes. Toast the magnificence of the cascading waterfalls as the locomotive passes over Victoria Falls Bridge.
Kubu Restaurant and bar is ideally located on the banks of the Zambezi River and boasts unrivalled views of the Victoria Falls with a menu that combines African and international flavours.
The hotel has its own house gin, the Mundambi Gin, which is infused with the spectacular Mundambi flower, a plant that is indigenous to Southern Zambia.
Guests enjoy free and unlimited access to the Victoria Falls throughout their stay, which is only a five-minute walk away.
Wake up to the sight of zebras wandering the hotel grounds.
Surrender to relaxation with spa therapies under the shade of monkey trees on the banks of the river.
Things to be aware of
Located in the middle of the Zambezi River, Livingstone Island can only be reached at particular times of the year, with views over the edge, of the 100 m drop of Victoria Falls.
Adjacent to the island is Devil’s Pool, which is the ultimate infinity pool and from here you can swim to the edge of the falls mid-August to mid-January depending on Zambezi water levels.