Royal Livingstone

Royal Livingstone


The celebrated hotel chain Sun International put together an astounding collection of first-class hotels in southern Africa which was branded “Route of the African Sun”. The superb Royal Livingstone is generally considered the collection’s flagship.


Side by side with its three-star sister hotel Zambezi Sun, the five-star Royal Livingstone is located on the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. The aspiring resort hotel strikes the perfect balance between thundering adventure and paradisiacal peace read more » and quiet.


Having opened as recently as 2001, the Royal Livingstone, incidentally also a member of the elite chain Leading Hotels of the World, is set amidst the 69 square kilometre large Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. Translated, the national park’s name means thundering smoke.


The Royal Livingstone has secured a prime location upriver of the falls and the mighty Batoka Gorge. The acacia lined shore sports magnificent views of the churning Zambezi River – the hotel offers a wildly romantic African experience infused with elegant luxury.


Recalling the old days of daring expeditions, the dominating design style is centred on the colonial era. Consequently, the rooms are grouped in small two-level buildings, following the design of a typical colonial estate. Incidentally, the Royal Livingstone owes its name to David Livingstone, the first European to discover the Victoria Falls in 1855.


It goes without saying that the five star hotel features a beautifully set swimming pool – pure bliss on a hot summer’s day. Decorated in ochre colours and protected by a gorgeous thatched roof, the Travellers Bar and Lounge is the perfect backdrop for a glass of aged port wine or a gentleman’s cigar.


The aspiring a-la-carte restaurant has earned a reputation for its haute cuisine that extends far beyond the falls. However, our favourite spot would have to be the delightful sundeck poised just above the river. It affords a magnificent view underlined by the distant roar of the falls. Indulge in this idyllic setting, a sundowner in hand, the day fading to night through a spectacular display of colours.


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The Royal Livingstone’s 173 rooms and four suites are accommodated in small clusters in a number of two-storey buildings lining the Zambezi River. Each cluster is composed of ten units which all feature read more » a private bathroom.


A private balcony or terrace commands a stunning view of the mighty river just before it plunges over the fall’s foaming edge. Furthermore, the long list of facilities includes a mini bar, television and a telephone.


A special service: a butler takes care of your every need ranging from shoe polish to golf carts – you name it. Of course, this also includes serving a romantic dinner for two on your room or suite’s private balcony or terrace.


Loving care and attention is apparent in every detail. Fresh flowers and crisp white linen welcome you to your home away from home. The finely-appointed bathrooms are exceedingly generous and an oasis of fine comforts, especially after a long, dusty day spent outside on an African adventure.


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The Royal Livingstone’s chief attraction, obviously, are the world-famous Victoria Falls. The world’s longest uninterrupted waterfall is a staggering display of the colossal force of nature. Thundering read more » and foaming the Zambezi River drops more than 100 metres across a width of 1600 metres. The resulting spray rises up an unbelievable 300 metres and can be seen from as far as 30 kilometres away.


The awe-inspiring wonder of nature is a mere 15 minute’s distance from the Royal Livingstone and the roar and the cloud of spray can be clearly distinguished from the hotel terrace.


Upriver from the falls, the drop can not be observed directly. However, you do enjoy a spectacular view of the river eagerly rushing towards the nearby edge.


Apart from a visit to the Victoria Falls, a popular pastime are the exciting safaris (some even on elephantback) taking you on a journey through the nature reserve alive with a highly diverse fauna and flora. The wide range of water and adventure sports offered on the Zambezi and in the area is most surprising. It includes:


•Bungee Jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge – 105m


•Triple Action: the Bungee-Swing, Hi-Wire Flying and Abseiling


•Canoeing the upper Zambezi River


•A visit to Victoria Falls Town on the Zimbabwean shore


•A trip to the 700 year old Mukuni village


•River Cruise on the upper Zambezi River


•Excursion to the Songwe Field Museum by traditional ox cart


•White rhinoceros safari in the national park


The options are sheer endless. On accord of the brisk demand for adventure sports and activities, we recommend you book your excursions prior to your departure.


It is a pleasure for INTOSOL to assist you in the planning of your holiday and to put together an entertaining and educative itinerary. Allow us to assist you with our knowledge and take care of the tedious organisation so you can enjoy yourself to the max. Talk to our experienced sales team – we looking forward to helping you!


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