The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls by Anantara

Livingstone, Zambia

The hotel

Bathed in the shade of Acacia trees, the raw splendour of this special environment blends beautifully with this exceptional hotel. Reaching new levels of luxury and sophistication, this is the place for the discerning traveller, with every detail crafted to capture all the opulence of a bygone Africa. Set inside the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, zebra, giraffe and monkey roam freely through the grounds. Stretched along the forested banks of the River Zambezi, you can pass lazy days on the magnificent sun deck overlooking the river with the deck seemingly within touching distance of the rainbow-infused mist of the magnificent falls. Enjoy a sumptuous traditional high tea served every afternoon on the terrace taking in that view again, you may even catch a glimpse of hippos. The thatched-roof buildings have handsome rooms with cream-coloured walls and dark wood, and they all point the right way - towards the Zambezi. The restaurant serves renowned international cuisine and the Anantara Spa offers all kinds of treatments including Ukuchina - a traditional Zambian massage.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Zambezi, a short stroll to the Victoria Falls and within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Transfer time from Livingstone International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

173 rooms on 2 floors. All rooms and suites face the Zambezi River and have balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar* and safe. Deluxe Rooms with private veranda have 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Corner Rooms have a private enclosed patio and lounge area, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner, International and African cuisine), The Sun Deck with fall views, The Lounge (drinks, high tea, pastries), The Travellers Bar. Swimming pool. Anantara Spa* with massages, body and beauty treatments. Various massages* also available at the pool or in your room. Laundry service*. Babysitting service*. 24-hour room service*

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Jun 26, 2020 georgediakogeorgiou

Ive been going to livingstone for many years.All these years after staying in many places, i've come to notice that the royal livingstone has everything I want and need to make my stay pleasurable. It's the most beautiful luxury hotel there it's truly five stars compare to others and the animals are living in the hotel without being disturbed. I… Read more
Ive been going to livingstone for many years.All these years after staying in many places, i've come to notice that the royal livingstone has everything I want and need to make my stay pleasurable. It's the most beautiful luxury hotel there it's truly five stars compare to others and the animals are living in the hotel without being disturbed. I love that place I'd be there again in a heartbit Read less
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Jun 24, 2020 N9828OCgeorged

Had an amazing time at the royal it was exquisite as always. The staff always super friendly and helpful and the managers super polite! Still remains the best hotel livingstone has to offer. Would gladly visit again and stay at the same hotel of course.
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Jun 18, 2020 882kcll

We had the best time of our life at the Royal Livingstone which is truly an oasis of tranquility , to top it up chef Darwin Fdes gave personal touch to us and is a wonderful person who will go out of his way to deliver A+ service .The hotel staff are the most friendly and helpful people you will ever meet, i would highly recommend a… Read more
We had the best time of our life at the Royal Livingstone which is truly an oasis of tranquility , to top it up chef Darwin Fdes gave personal touch to us and is a wonderful person who will go out of his way to deliver A+ service .The hotel staff are the most friendly and helpful people you will ever meet, i would highly recommend a visit .Thank you team Royal Livingstone we had a lovely time and would not hesitate to return you mad us feel special . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff.

May 26, 2020 Marc V Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

During these difficult COVID-19 circumstances, staff was extremely helpful and went out of their way to assist. The meals were fine cuisine, the Chef gave personal touches especially for my wife who is a vegetarian. Great meals, best we have eaten in Zambia by far! The hotel upgraded our room to a corner room with excellent views which was much… Read more
During these difficult COVID-19 circumstances, staff was extremely helpful and went out of their way to assist. The meals were fine cuisine, the Chef gave personal touches especially for my wife who is a vegetarian. Great meals, best we have eaten in Zambia by far! The hotel upgraded our room to a corner room with excellent views which was much appreciated. The house keeping was excellent, with special small attentions like chocolates, decorations, water, etc. Reception was always available to assist. The best hotel in town! For sure we will be back. Read less
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Apr 25, 2020 Jackie S Sydney, Australia

Stayed at this magical place at end of 2.5 week tour of South Africa. Amazing location at falls with wild animals wandering around grounds. Ambience of accommodation and staff and restaurants. Would highly recommend a visit.