Dramatic scenery and unparalleled proximity to the iconic Victoria Falls
Nestled near the southernmost tip of Zambia, the captivating town of Livingstone beckons discerning travelers with its dramatic scenery and unparalleled proximity to the iconic Victoria Falls – the world’s largest sheet of falling water. A visit to this charming town allows for a more intimate way to experience this awe-inspiring sight of the falls thunderously quaking against the basalt gorges, then rising as a towering, rainbow-refracted spray. Livingstone offers a variety of 5-star luxury accommodations, ranging from impressive Edwardian architecture to contemporary riverside lodges, with unique settings for an unforgettable dining experience with spectacular views. Beyond the falls, Livingstone is the ideal base from which to explore Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Livingstone is the ideal destination for those seeking an unmatched African Eden travel experience. Immerse yourself in lush rainforests, vast savannahs, and the breathtaking allure of the falls.
Elevate your culinary journey with memories that linger long after you depart. The opulent Royal Livingstone Hotel, with the falls practically at the end of its manicured garden, invites you to relish gourmet delights crafted by their expert chefs, all while overlooking the Zambezi from the elevated deck, concluding each day with the clink of glasses brimming with vintage Champagne. For a truly exceptional dining adventure, visit the Elephant Café – a five-star gem perched on a wooden deck along the Zambezi’s edge. Delight in bush gourmet cuisine and an intimate encounter with Africa’s gentle giants.
Livingstone is a playground of luxury adventures tailored for the discerning traveler. Treat yourself to a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the falls on a scenic helicopter flight, or an adrenaline-fueled swim in Devil’s Pool, located on the edge of the crashing falls. Explore Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park’s acacia and teak forests, where lions and leopards roam its grasslands. For an exclusive and serene escape, indulge in a private sun-set river cruise, where sipping a revitalizing G&T becomes an elegant affair. Witness Africa’s Eden as you glide past hippo and crocodile in the pristine waters, illuminated by the golden rays of sunlight. Discover Africa’s untamed beauty and diverse wildlife in this haven, where nature’s grandeur meets Edwardian elegance and adventure awaits at every turn.
What is the region known for?
Known for the iconic Victoria Falls, Livingstone boasts a wide range of attractions, including the magnificent waterfall, lush rainforests, vast open savannah plains, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Luxury Accommodation: Exclusive Retreats
Livingstone offers an abundance of luxury accommodations, with exclusive 5-star hotels and lodges offering a comprehensive range of services and amenities for a safari vacation, including spas, private decks, swimming pools, breathtaking vistas, and gourmet dining.
Wildlife: Safari Experience
Livingstone offers a range of safari options, including game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, walking safaris for up-close wildlife encounters, and birdwatching along the Zambezi River. Visitors can enjoy elephant encounters and learn about these magnificent animals, as well as engage in lion encounters with semi-wild lions. River safaris provide opportunities to observe hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife.
Scenic Beauty: Pristine Landscapes
Livingstone’s untouched landscapes present a captivating canvas of Africa’s untamed splendor, from the iconic Victoria Falls to lush rainforests and vast plains, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the region’s vibrant wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
Adventure Activities: Thrilling Excursions
For thrill-seekers, there are adrenaline-pumping activities like bungee jumping, zip-lining, white-water rafting, and abseiling down imposing cliffs. Nature enthusiasts can embark on game drives and river safaris to encounter elephants, hippos, lions, crocodiles, and cheetahs. For the truly daring, the Devil’s Pool and Angel’s Pool on the very brink of the Falls offer exhilarating challenges.
Exclusive Sightseeing Tours
Livingstone town offers a range of tours to choose from. Cultural excursions encompass visits to lively local markets and traditional villages, where you can experience local dances and musical performances. The Livingstone Museum provides a captivating exploration of the region’s history, culture, and natural landscapes.
Cuisine: Exotic Flavors
Livingstone boasts a rich culinary diversity, featuring traditional dishes crafted from staples like maize, beans, and a variety of meats, including goat, beef, and chicken. Additionally, luxury accommodations often offer exquisite dining experiences, while upscale restaurants provide fusion cuisine and an extensive selection of fine wines. Elevate your Victoria Falls vacation by savoring a private dinner on the very precipice of the Falls.
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Bush, Bots and Falls
Ten days of adventure, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery encompassing two UNESCO World Heritage sites combined with the ultimate in luxury accommodation. This journey affords you the opportunity to discover three of Southern Africa’s highlight destinations.
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As the formidable Zambezi River plunges over the rock face and falls over 354 feet into a vortex of swirling water, it forms the largest expanse of falling water in the world, the Victoria Falls. Traditionally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya which, fittingly, means ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, the falls’ impressive roar can often be heard from 25 miles away.
The optimal time to visit Livingstone is during the dry season, from April to October, with June to August offering ideal conditions for pleasant weather, active wildlife, and the most spectacular display of Victoria Falls.
Sharing its name with the renowned “The Smoke that Thunders,” Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, although Zambia’s smallest, provides an opportunity to witness some of Africa’s largest wildlife, such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, and crocodiles, alongside smaller yet equally remarkable species like impalas, zebras, and giraffes. Additionally, the park boasts a rich avian diversity, making it a paradise for birdwatchers with a multitude of species gracing the skies and trees.
Among Livingstone’s top luxury accommodations, the Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel offers elegant suites with Zambezi River views and fine dining, while Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma provides spacious treehouses and suites that blend luxury with nature, creating a unique and immersive experience.
The landscape in and around Livingstone varies but is primarily shaped by factors such as the Zambezi River’s water level, the neighboring rainforest, open savannahs, and the distinctive geography of the expansive waterfall.
For the luxury traveler in Livingstone, a world of exclusive experiences awaits. Begin your adventure with a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls, where private tours and scenic helicopter flights offer breathtaking perspectives of this natural wonder. Explore the tranquil Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on a personalized safari, indulge in fine dining at top-notch restaurants, and unwind in opulent accommodations that blend seamlessly with the pristine surroundings, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable stay.
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