Royal Livingstone Hotel

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

The Royal Livingstone is a charming, luxury boutique hotel set in enchanted gardens that stretch along the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, and offering spectacular views of the magnificent Victoria Falls. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from Livingstone Airport and Johannesburg is a one hour and 40 minute-flight away.

Refurbished in 2012 by world-renowned interior designer, Paul Duesing, the hotel has retained the original Victorian splendor down to the finest detail of the lamps, grand paintings and black and white photographs of early pioneers.

Offering unrivaled service, warm hospitality and first class facilities, the Royal Livingstone will appeal to adventurous couples seeking an indulgent and unforgettable escape in a spectacular setting. Children are welcome but the hotel’s formal atmosphere is more suited to adults

The Royal Livingstone provides 173 spacious and elegant rooms, located in 17 riverbank residences, with their own private verandah overlooking the river. Each room offers a combination of Colonial style and Africa’s tribal traditions, and features sumptuous furnishings, Victorian-style bathrooms and all modern amenities. For those wishing to indulge, the Presidential Suite is stunning.

The hotel offers an array of unique gastronomic experiences. Enjoy African-inspired cuisine in a magnificent historic setting at the Royal Livingstone Dining Room; candlelit dinners at Monkey Tree; and lavish High Teas. You can also journey back in time and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience aboard the Royal Livingstone Express.

The Victoria Falls are only a 15-minute walk from the hotel and guests have unlimited access via the resort’s private entrance. Thrilling adventure activities can also be arranged such as fishing, scenic helicopter flights, white water rafting and quad biking, as well as river safaris, walking safaris and game drives.

After a day of exploring, laze in a hammock or by the inviting pool as you admire the views, be pampered with a massage in a luxurious tent overlooking the river at the spa, or sip a cocktail on the sundeck as you watch a legendary African sunset.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Livingstone into a greater Zambia and African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There

The Royal Livingstone is located near the Victoria Falls and is a 2-hour flight from Johannesburg in South Africa followed by' a 25-minute drive from Livingstone Airport.


Living Stone comprises of a total of 173 en-suite guest rooms in 17 riverbank residences. All rooms encompass a spectacular view of the Zambezi River, and the king room comes with its private veranda. The Presidential suite is the most luxurious mix of Victorian class and style. It comprises of its own dressing area, lounge, dining and private veranda.


-Pool: 1 Swimming pool
-Dining: 1 restaurant, 1bar,
-Spa and wellness
-Business and conference facilities


Guests can enjoy the spectacular Victoria Falls which are only a 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Take a dip in Devil's Pool if you are feeling particularly adventurous! For a relaxed end to the day indulge in a luxurious massage while overlooking the river and its breathtaking scenery. Relax at the hammocks along the river or take a dip in the pool on the banks of the Zambezi River.


Children are welcomed but no specific facilities are specified.

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