Immersing travellers in Africa’s wild beauty, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara boasts a unique location overlooking Victoria Falls. Taking its name from the famous explorer Sir David Livingstone who named the Falls after his queen, poignant reminders of this era embrace guests in nostalgic luxury.
Prestigious access to Victoria Falls
A one-hour 40-minute flight from Johannesburg to Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport, followed by a 25-minute drive through historic Livingstone, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is set along the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, in full view of the spray of the Victoria Falls. One of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, this iconic waterfall is a mere 10-minute walk away, with guests enjoying unlimited complimentary access via the hotel’s private entrance.
Authentic luxury, Victorian elegance and Zambezi views
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 gardens frequented by free-roaming zebras, impalas, giraffes and monkeys, and the Zambezi River beyond. Elegant furnishings blend with the warmth of African tribal culture. Marble bathrooms offer invigorating rain showers and long soaks in the tub. 30sqm Deluxe Rooms offer a king size bed or twin singles dressed in fine white linen, air conditioning, a desk and WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and satellite television, with personal service offered by a dedicated butler, along with laundry and valet services. Deluxe Corner Rooms also feature an enclosed glass-walled patio with refined mosquito netting, a wicker sofa and ceiling fan, providing clear Zambezi views protected from the elements. Expansive 63 sqm Livingstone Suites offer lounge comforts, a dressing area, wet bar and veranda loungers. The one-of-a-kind 88 sqm Presidential Suite, boasting regal lounge and dining spaces that open onto a generous veranda, has been graced by royalty, heads of state and celebrities.
Signature resort experiences
Zambezi river life and the majestic Victoria Falls are admired from a swaying hammock or a cool dip in the pool. The gym energises work-outs, and Anantara Spa rejuvenates with African wellness and beauty traditions embraced in elegant suites, beside the pool or in riverside gazebos.
Culinary experiences celebrate local flavours and ingredients, complemented by international culinary traditions. Drinks and light meals in The Royal Livingstone Lounge are surrounded by David Livingstone’s paintings, books and maps. Stories are shared in splendor at The Royal Livingstone Lounge over high tea in the afternoon, and later fine wines or whisky are the perfect accompaniment to live piano music. Drinks are spectacular on Kubu facing the rush of Victoria Falls, ending with sunset cocktails.
In The Old Drift, African and European fine dining is enchanting. Six-course dinners are a moveable feast through Africa’s resplendent landscapes aboard The Royal Livingstone Express. Quintessential gin bar journeys include African botanical infusions, signature cocktails and personalized concoctions. Dining by Design tailors gourmet picnics and fine dining with a personal chef and butler in a choice of idyllic private settings.
Sophisticated meeting, event and wedding venues are remembered for their iconic views and meticulous attention to personalized detail. Two boardrooms seat a dozen executives. Beside the Zambezi, Kubu offers an al fresco canapé luncheon, a mesmerising stage to say “I do”, sundowner parties for up to 60 guests and brainstorming sessions for 100. The Royal Livingstone Lawns seats 250 guests for a gala dinner, with Victoria Falls gushing in the background.