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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1027)
  • Very good (299)
  • Average (108)
  • Poor (35)
  • Terrible (25)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful family stay

Jan 11, 2021 mwansa2021 Lusaka, Zambia

We enjoyed our stay at Royal Livingstone. The hotel and environment was very nice and family oriented. The rooms were lovely and clean. Our Butler was always available to assist us. The staff extremely friendly and helpful.
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Jan 3, 2021 marioshadjiloizou54 Lusaka, Zambia

beautiful location within walking distance to the Victoria falls but restaurant food needs to be improved and over priced, Zebra, antelope and giraffe roam freely around the grounds. the walk to the falls is very pleasant. Umbreles and rain coats are provided for protection against the spray.
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Dec 9, 2020 JJKoni Lusaka, Zambia

Royal Livingstone is always my number one choice when I am in ton. it has the right balance to meet my business requirements and leisure. the riverside scenery is always refreshing and the quietness of the night affords the perfect night rest. The staff are exceptionally friendly. Its my home away from home!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel

Dec 6, 2020 208erwinh Antwerp, Belgium

Booked one night in this wonderful hotel located on the banks of the Zambezi river and near the Victoria falls. Super welcome with local dance performance and a lovely welcome drink. Very swift check-in process and we were conducted to our rooms with an electrical golf cart. A proper explanation of the room features. The room is perfect… Read more
Booked one night in this wonderful hotel located on the banks of the Zambezi river and near the Victoria falls. Super welcome with local dance performance and a lovely welcome drink. Very swift check-in process and we were conducted to our rooms with an electrical golf cart. A proper explanation of the room features. The room is perfect maintained, all amenities provided, very good sleep comfort and with beautiful views on the river which can be seen from your balcony. Beware of the thieves (monkey’s ) keep your windows closed!!!! A lot of animals are walking around on the premises (Zebra’s, deer, monkey’s and giiraffe Dinner was sublime, very professional approach, lovely food , well prepared and served, just delicious. Breakfast; many choices all very nice! In a nutshell; great location with wonderful staff, the only place to stay when going to Livingstone. Read less
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Nov 30, 2020 pythiasmulenga847 Lusaka, Zambia

Excellent stay and experience in the natural habitant along the mighty Zambezi River. The sight of zebras, giraffes, monkeys and antelopes add colour to the hotel environment. The gym has facilities necessary to keep fit. The hotel staff are friendly, courtesy and polite. The make your stay an experience to remember, My review is that both… Read more
Excellent stay and experience in the natural habitant along the mighty Zambezi River. The sight of zebras, giraffes, monkeys and antelopes add colour to the hotel environment. The gym has facilities necessary to keep fit. The hotel staff are friendly, courtesy and polite. The make your stay an experience to remember, My review is that both local and foreign tourists must consider staying at Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls to experience excellent stay and equally enjoy their trip to Livingstone. Zambia. Read less