Information > Luxury Hotels > Royal Livingstone , Victoria Falls,
Zambia, South Africa > 173 Bedrooms > Grade: Platinum
sophisticated neo-colonial Royal Livingstone Hotel has pride
of place on the edge of the Zambezi River within close view
of the spray sent up by the sheer power of Victoria Falls.
This fine spray of the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ Smoke that
Thunders, forms a mist across the gorge reflecting rainbows
and on moonlit nights a moonbow appears. The Royal Livingstone
is located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls within extensive
grounds on the wooded banks of the Zambezi just upstream of
the cataract at the point where it cascades into the Batoka
Gorge; a superb natural backdrop to this popular hotel. It
has 173 en-suite rooms and suites all facing the Zambezi River,
as are the inside dining room and outside dining terrace,
various lounges, pool and sundeck.
The elegant lounges and shaded wide verandahs
of cane furniture overlooking landscape gardens speak of
a less hurried, more gracious era, accompanied by impeccable
service rendered by willing staff and a personal butler
assigned to each cluster of rooms.The Royal Livingstone
is actually within the 46-hectare Mosi-oa-Tunya National
Wildlife Park, offering both land and water safaris and
allied activities as angling, alongside adrenaline pursuits
of white-water rafting and bridge bungee jumping.
have their own wildlife in the grounds of the hotel and it
is not uncommon to find zebra grazing right outside your bedroom.Victorian
features are found throughout the hotel including bathrooms
with freestanding bathtubs and wildlife sketches on ivory-painted
walls and depictions of the moods of the Zambezi.
generously-proportioned air-conditioned rooms are tastefully
decorated in soft earthy tones of the bushveld. The three
Luxury Suites have lounge and dressing areas in addition
to a wet bar and the Presidential Suite has two-bedrooms,
with a master king-size bed, spa bath and separate lounge
and dining area.
Fine dining is to be enjoyed at the Royal Livingston,
from the a la carte menu which offers food from river
and bush with game dishes a speciality. The relaxed
Lounge area serves al fresco lunches, refreshments and
traditional high teas on verandahs overlooking rolling
lawns down to the Zambezi.
of sightseeing in the region are on all-terrain quad
bikes or from above in helicopter flights from a base
at Baobab Ridge, for an unrivalled perspective over
Victoria Falls. Helicopter packages also offer a romantic
gourmet champagne picnic for two in a gorge setting
river bank below the falls. Furthermore, microlight
flights descend low over the falls and upstream to Long,
Palm, Kakunka and Kandahar islands before reaching the
national park. The area is not known as the Adventure
Capital of Africa for nothing and activities include
abseiling, flying a high wire or a gorge swing. A more
sedate pastime is to spend an evening dressed for dinner
on the Livingstone Express steam train, which chugs
along through the countryside chased by waving children.
Dinner is served silver service accompanied by fine
wines. It is a superb addition to a Royal Livingstone
and Victoria Falls holiday.
Royal Livingstone Hotel has: 173 spacious en-suite rooms:113
with twin beds, and 54 with king-size beds. Each room
has its private verandah.
Three suites offer a separate lounge and bedroom, while
the Presidential Suite offers an additional, optional
separate bedroom. There are two rooms with disabled facilities.
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