The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Elegant and colonial, the Royal Livingstone is one of Zambia’s most luxurious hotels, the closest option to the mighty Victoria Falls and with glorious views of the Zambezi River. Dine beneath the chandeliers and sip cocktails at the bar, whose deck perches above the Zambezi River. 
Perfect forTraditional luxury right at the Falls.
In the knowLivingstone Island is a tiny island perched right on the lip of the Falls and only accessible at certain times of the year. It’s a perfect spot for a dramatic picnic, and during dry months you can swim in the famous ‘Devil’s Swimming Pool’ right on the edge of the Falls!

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview


Close enough to see the spray from Victoria Falls.

Rooms at The Royal Livingstone

The hotel’s 173 spacious rooms are decorated in elegant period style with modern African touches and luxurious Victorian bathrooms. All rooms have a private terrace, perfect for an evening sundowner.

Food and Facilities

The bar, perching on a deck over the top of the Zambezi River, is a perfect spot for a G&T or a salad. For more formal dining, sit beneath the chandeliers in the Livingstone Dining Room. The hotel offers butler service, swimming pool and beauty salon on site.

Activities at The Royal Livingstone

The hotel offers tours of the Falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides, along with sundowner cruises along the Zambezi to spot hippos and crocs. For the more adventurous, Livingstone is a well-known adrenaline sports destination and everything from quad biking to white-water rafting and microlight flights are on offer.

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