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Fast Facts

Rating: Luxury
Type: Hotel
Languages: English French Afrikaans
No. Rooms: 173
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Gourmet, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine

Why stay here?

On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style, and offers unforgettable adventures.

All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir David Livingstone. Partake in charming high tea rituals, and later sundowners on a deck overlooking Victoria Falls. Savour African and European fine dining, followed by nightcaps under the stars with undeniably the finest Livingstone hotel in the region.

As a guest of The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, you enjoy the privilege of complimentary access to Victoria Falls via our private entrance.

Culinary experiences relive colonial nostalgia and romanticise Africa. Coffees, chilled drinks and light meals are served in The Royal Livingstone Lounge, with David Livingstone paintings, maps of his travels and books inspiring exploration. Stories are shared in colonial splendour at The Travellers Bar over high tea, a gin and tonic, fine wine or whisky, to live piano music. Drinks are spectacular on The Sundecks, from the rush of Victoria Falls, to a flutist playing as the sun sets over cocktails. In the historic ambience of The Royal Livingstone Dining Room, African and Europeanfine dining is enchanting with a pianist playing during dinner. Six-course dinners are a moveable feast through Africa’s resplendent landscapes aboard The Royal Livingstone Express.