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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fairy tale experience in the Heart of Africa !

Apr 12, 2021 Karim H Alexandria, Egypt

A great experience at the foot of the Victoria Falls offering luxury ,comfort and serenity . A luxurious property offering the highest of standards in terms of comfort ,service ,food and spa services plus a great location !
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Apr 6, 2021 Lu N Lusaka, Zambia

I wish I could find anything bad to say about the place but it is just simply remarkable. The service is unmatched, the views are as though God took an actual day off to handcraft the scenery and of course the decor is like you travel back in time to the glamourous Victorian/ Colonial era minus the segregation. I absolutely loved it and will most… Read more
I wish I could find anything bad to say about the place but it is just simply remarkable. The service is unmatched, the views are as though God took an actual day off to handcraft the scenery and of course the decor is like you travel back in time to the glamourous Victorian/ Colonial era minus the segregation. I absolutely loved it and will most certainly come back to visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning hotel in a phenomenal location.

Apr 6, 2021 349frankh East London, South Africa

We stayed over the long Easter weekend and could not have been more impressed. The service was outstanding; consistently excellent food and service standards were impeccable. The afternoon high tea was a wonderful experience and the fact that you can walk from your room to the Falls within 10 minutes is such a bonus. Giraffes, mongoose, zebra… Read more
We stayed over the long Easter weekend and could not have been more impressed. The service was outstanding; consistently excellent food and service standards were impeccable. The afternoon high tea was a wonderful experience and the fact that you can walk from your room to the Falls within 10 minutes is such a bonus. Giraffes, mongoose, zebra all walk casually through the grounds at their leisure... I was so pleased to see it busy - and hope it continues to do so as it obviously has been a horrific year. Thank you for making our stay so perfect - we won't be able to stay anywhere else after this visit... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating EXCELLENT HOTEL!!!!

Mar 23, 2021 Miss_Tabo

A beautiful hotel with great staff, the rooms are really nice , great view and very comfy bed and pillows!!!! It was a relaxing and quiet stay.. The spa experience was really out of this world, having a massage and hearing the water and hippos in the background was an experience that won’t be forgotten! Brilliant Manger! Everything was so nicely… Read more
A beautiful hotel with great staff, the rooms are really nice , great view and very comfy bed and pillows!!!! It was a relaxing and quiet stay.. The spa experience was really out of this world, having a massage and hearing the water and hippos in the background was an experience that won’t be forgotten! Brilliant Manger! Everything was so nicely done, food was great! Wine too☺️ Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Mar 22, 2021 Avavacation

Had a great experience at the Royal Livingstone hotel in Livingstone had a full pampered day started with great warm smiles from the reception staff then a beautiful massage that I so recommend, and that view is everything. Being pampered and watching the mighty Zambezi flow past. So relaxing. Finished the day with an amazing dinner, prepared by… Read more
Had a great experience at the Royal Livingstone hotel in Livingstone had a full pampered day started with great warm smiles from the reception staff then a beautiful massage that I so recommend, and that view is everything. Being pampered and watching the mighty Zambezi flow past. So relaxing. Finished the day with an amazing dinner, prepared by Chef Darwin who personally came to see us. The food was scrumptious and also had the pleasure to meet the pastry chef Haytham, who spoilt us with an amazing dessert the best chefs. Not to forget Mr Bora you made us feel so welcome thank you for a most beautiful experience felt like royalty can't wait to be back Read less