This charming colonial town, named after the legendary Victorian missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone, was once the bustling capital of Zambia. Established in 1905 as the country’s key European settlement, it enjoyed the excellent facilities synonymous with high society – the town still boasts the elegant Edwardian architecture of this era. Today, Livingstone acts as Zambia’s adventure gateway, as it is conveniently situated near the mighty Zambezi River and the breathtaking Victoria Falls in Zambia.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel
The Royal Livingstone hotel in Zambia, overlooking the Victoria Falls, is where 5-star luxury meets nature’s majesty. Easily accessible from Johannesburg, South Africa, The Royal Livingstone feels like it is a million miles from ordinary. Offering guests a once in a lifetime experience right on the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking the thundering Victoria Falls, The Royal Livingstone hotel is the perfect setting for a dream vacation. Renowned for its colonial-inspired décor, The Royal Livingstone owes its existence to its named in honour of the explorer David Livingstone.
With a total of 173 en-suite guestrooms offering luxury 5-star accommodation in Victoria Falls with river facing views, The Royal Livingstone exudes Victorian elegance and authentic Zambian warmth.
From the intricate detail of the lamps to the magnificent painting and vintage photographs that decorate the hotel, the Royal Livingstone is the epitome of luxury 5-star accommodation in Zambia.
An exhilarating Microlight flight offering unique, uninhibited and literally breath taking views of the Victoria Falls and the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. This is an experience not to be missed… you may even feel like you have been kissed by an angel as you fly through the “smoke” of the Falls. An exhilarating introductory flight over the Victoria Falls, the islands near the Falls and thundering Zambezi River.
To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges. A 12-15 minute flight will take you over the Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Canoe on the mighty Zambezi through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Enjoy hours of canoeing on the mighty Zambezi; exploring narrow channels and peacefully drifting down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Accompanied by a professional guide, experience breath taking scenery and incredible game viewing. Choose either a morning canoe safari from 08h30 – 12h00, or an afternoon on the Zambezi from 13h30 to 17h00. Both activities include light snacks and beverages.
You will have the opportunity to meet the herd, learn their stories and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with these gentle giants before you are welcomed into The Elephant Café for a unique dining experience with Chef de Cuisine Annabel Hughes and her team who specialise in creating a foodie’s delight of fresh locally-sourced food and wild edibles.
Victoria Falls is one of the world’s natural wonders and among the most spectacular sights in all Africa. The best vantage point from where to witness this immense mass of water is tiny Livingstone Island, the place where Dr David Livingstone first glimpsed Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders).
Hop onto the back of a quad and be treated to awesome panoramic views and wildlife sightings with friends or family under the supervision of a qualified guide. Quad bike trips vary from bush track riding (while experiencing the local village life) to quad bike eco safaris.
Get up close and personal with wildlife while exploring the magnificent Zambian landscapes. Offering magnificent horseback rides from the Falls Resorts along trails within the National Park which lead to spectacular views of the Victoria Falls.
Internationally acclaimed as the best one day white water rafting trip available in the world. The Zambezi River is classified as a high volume; pool-drop river i.e. there is little exposed rock either in the rapids or the pools below the rapids. The morning section of the river is classified as Grade 5 “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. The afternoon section is slightly less challenging and is of a lower grade.
Set below the Victoria Falls in the beautiful Batoka Gorges, offering the ultimate in adrenalin filled adventure. Abseiling, Gorge Swing and Flying Fox – the 3 ways to release adrenaline by going over the edge of a cliff face.