Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

This grande dame of Zambian hotels overlooks the mighty Zambezi River about a kilometre before it crashes over an escarpment, forming the great Victoria Falls.

This grande dame of Zambian hotels is named after the explorer who named the iconic Victoria Falls in honour of his queen. Inside this low-slung gracious property, decor recalls the elegance of the colonial era and all 173 luxury guestrooms fittingly feature private verandas with views of the glorious Zambezi River about a kilometre before it crashes over the escarpment. Fall asleep on top of crisp white linen as a ceiling fan whirls lazily overhead. Should you want for anything, just ask your butler.

Leisure facilities at this five-star establishment include a gorgeous outdoor pool, a well-equipped gym, fabulous day spa and fragrant herb garden. Dining options are also plentiful, with a beautiful a la carte restaurant, a glamorous lounge and two atmospheric bars. Meals can also be arranged aboard the handsome Royal Livingstone Express, a classic steam train, which travels either across Victoria Falls Bridge or through the wilds of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

Things to do in the vicinity of the Royal Livingstone Hotel include an exciting scenic flight over the roaring waterfall, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, white water rafting, lunch atop historic Livingstone Island and game drives in the elephant-rich Chobe National Park. It’s also possible to take part in a half-day safari run by the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU), an organisation dedicated to protecting the wildlife of the Zambezi National Park.


How to get to Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

The wonderful Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is just 25 minutes by road from Zambia’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone.

Activities at Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Flight of Angels scenic joyride
  • Sunset cruise or white water rafting
  • Livingstone Island lunch
  • Chobe National Park game drive or Zambezi conservation experience

Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara Highlights

  • A luxury hotel steeped in history and character
  • With unrivalled views of the magnificent Zambezi River
  • Elegant guestrooms with old-fashioned butler service
  • Five star facilities from a gorgeous outdoor pool to a gym
  • Glamorous dining options from a formal restaurant to two handsome bars

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Luxury accommodation at Victoria Falls

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Victoria Falls region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Affordable and family-oriented Avani Victoria Falls Resort is located within Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5 minutes' walk from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Named after Dr Livingstone’s two most faithful friends, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is set beneath indigenous trees overlooking a scenic bend in the spectacular Zambezi River.

The River Club

A haven of peace at the edge of the glorious Zambezi River just 18km upstream from the famous Victoria Falls, The River Club is the ideal place to conclude a wildlife safari holiday.

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Toka Leya Camp

Nestled on the banks of the iconic Zambezi River in the heart of Zambia’s scenic Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp is just 12km upstream from the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

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Zambia Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Zambia experience.

Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

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