Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara exudes Victorian elegance and splendour down to the finest detail of the lamps, the magnificent paintings and the black and white photographs of early pioneers, this is a place to reflect and rejuvenate. The luxurious Presidential Suite has housed royalty, heads of state and celebrities, but each room is sure to inspire a similar feeling of prestige in all of their guests.
And you're so close to the top of the Victoria Falls, you can hear the water thundering down the gorge. The rooms are inspired by a combination of Victorian elegance infused with Africa's tribal warmth. Each room has its own private terrace overlooking the Zambezi River. All rooms are luxuriously furnished with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds to offer the perfect sanctuary after a day spent exploring Livingstone.
Deluxe room - Beautifully appointed interiors highlight spectacular views and unsurpassed luxury. Sink into soft bedding dressed in the finest linens. Laze on your private veranda sighting free-roaming wildlife or the Zambezi beyond. Enjoy modern amenities and the attentive butler service for which Anantara is known.
Deluxe corner room - A Victorian aesthetic and modern comforts combine to create an inviting sanctuary. Sip a morning coffee in your sunroom. Admire the romance of Zambezi River or garden views with the various animal visitors who amble around the grounds. A cool breeze drifts from your ceiling fan as you unwind in the afternoon sun. Relax with a refreshing bath after a day of safari adventures.
Livingstone suite - These spacious suites are decorated in Victorian style with modern conveniences. Connect with stunning surrounds as you see zebras, giraffes and an array of exotic birds through your floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Dine overlooking the majestic Zambezi River.
Presidential suite - This one-of-a-kind suite has played host to heads of state and royalty, with an ideal blend of Victorian grace, indigenous elements and modern comforts. Take a seat outdoors at sunset to soak up spectacular river views. Catch sight of African wildlife ambling along the riverbanks. Host a formal dinner party on your expansive terrace, then retire to the sanctuary lounge indoors.
The Lounge and Travelers' Bar caters for high teas and drinks against a backdrop of grand paintings of David Livingstone and décor harking back to an age of exploration and adventure. High Tea is served every day at 15h00 and it's simply unmissable. With restaurants and bars overlooking the mighty Zambezi and majestic Victoria Falls, you can expect nothing short of the best from these Royal Livingstone dining options.
High Tea – The tradition of high tea is celebrated daily at 15h00 at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara. Enjoy a selection of scrumptious cakes and confectionaries and the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara's famous carrot cake.
Monkey Tree – According to African folklore, trees have their own spirits. The famous Monkey Tree will conjure up a spirit of romance and freedom as you enjoy a unique, 5-star candlelit dinner under its canopy.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara ‘s Dining Room – the dining room is the perfect start and end to a day of adventure. This fine à la carte restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an indoor or outdoor setting. The chef caters for traditional European tastes, but also places a strong emphasis on a menu that will bring you the tastes of Zambia and a strong Indian influence to the menu.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara’s lounge – The lounge is the perfect place to soak up the paintings of Sir David Livingstone, hand-drawn maps of his African travels, and an array of artefacts and books that inspire a sense of adventure and travel.
The Travellers Bar – Every traveller needs a place to unwind, so celebrate the end of your adventure-filled day with cocktails, fine wines and whisky, or the time-honoured gin and tonic to a background of live piano music.
Banquet hall - With African accents, this magnificent space is ideal for conferences, celebrations or galas. Floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers provide plenty of light, and the space features the latest audio-visual technology.
Giraffe room - Perfect for larger occasions. A stage and dance floor can be added if entertainment is required.
Elephant room - You can host training events or company meetings in this elegant venue equipped to modern standards. Ample space is available in this brightly lit room.
Zebra room - A wonderfully light and airy venue. Its sunlit patio can be directly accessed for a breath of fresh air during you breaks.
Lion room - This room can be joined with any of the Giraffe, Elephant or Zebra rooms for larger groups.
Royal Livingstone boardroom - Located in the hotel lobby, this boardroom is steeped in Victorian style. Modern conferencing equipment ensures your meeting runs smoothly.
Stanley boardroom - This compact space is an easily accessible venue in the lobby area of the hotel.
Tonga room - Can be used for a boardroom meeting or small reception. It is situated close to the activity centre.
Lozi room - In close proximity to the Tonga Room, separate training sessions can run in succession.
Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara - Your guests will be welcomed to elegantly decorated tables set out on the lawn. Enjoy a wide selection of mouth-watering meals as the sun sets over the Zambezi River flowing by just metres away. A stylish evening under the stars unfolds for the most romantic of occasions. The lawn is ideal for up to 700 guests.
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, the sundeck with a capacity of 100 is a great location for weddings. Embrace a dramatic backdrop of rolling mists and the Victoria Falls thundering over a 100 m drop. Take in magnificent sunsets as you dance by the river into the night.
Ideal for up to 450 guests. African decor prevails with state-of-the-art technical equipment to cater for your chosen entertainment. Their dedicated team will ensure each detail is personalised to your taste.
David Livingstone Boma
Ideal for up to 350 guests, this outdoor venue offers a unique setting for your weddings. Guests can be seated around blazing bonfires with the sky overhead twinkling with stars. The David Livingstone Boma is set up in traditional African village style.
Here, sweet singing of exotic birds provide the backdrop to your stroll down the aisle. Lush gardens overlooking the pond provide a tranquil setting for your ‘I do’. Enjoy sumptuous African flavours as you toast to a happy ever after under the stars. The Kingfisher Boma can accommodate up to 250 guests.
The Royal Spa offers massages overlooking the river. You can relax in exquisite tents and in the shade of ancient trees, and feel time slip by with a massage.
If your idea of activity is doing absolutely nothing at all, then any one of the hammocks dotted alongside the river are sure to catch your fancy, or you could laze by the pool right on the banks of the Zambezi River with breath-taking views and a cocktail. You may even see our resident zebras grazing by the pool.
Indulge in the beauty of your natural surroundings while you are pampered inside a tented gazebo overlooking the Zambezi River. You may also request to enjoy the treatments in the comfort of your Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara room. The Royal Spa offers a variety of health and beauty options to keep you relaxed and rejuvenated on your Zambian and Victoria Falls getaway.
Treat yourself to a spa experience right on the banks of the Zambezi River in a private gazebo complete with a mirror at the base of your treatment table to ensure you don't miss a second of the beauty of the surrounds reflected before you, or receive treatments in the comfort of your hotel room.
The staff at the Royal Spa takes great pride in offering world-class treatments with a personalised touch. Treatments include:
Helicopter flights/microlight flights
View the mighty Victoria Falls in a helicopter or microlight flight. The Zambezi River flows slowly south, with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters. Herds of elephants graze on bright green islands just before the water that crashes over the falls.
Sail along the Zambezi River boundary of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Hippos, crocodiles and a wide range of African birdlife can be seen on land and in the water. Other wildlife sightings include elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and bucks. Learn from a knowledgeable guide as the sun sets in this spectacular environment.
Tour the nearby historic town of Livingstone. Preserving the arts and culture of Zambia is paramount and reflected in its museum. Discover an interesting collection of famous explorer David livingstons personal items. The Railway and Jewish Museums also house fascinating exhibitions on settlers in the area.
Victoria Falls walks
As a guest at Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, you will enjoy free access to Victoria Falls. Just five minutes away, take a stroll to one of the seven wonders of the world.
Located at the centre of the Zambezi River, this activity offers a high adrenaline experience. Twist and turn through the rushing water to reach this protected area - open to only 16 people at a time. You can also experience the ultimate infinity pool – Devil’s pool – with amazing views over the 100m drop. Trips are seasonal and depend on water levels.
On this drive, you will see a wide variety of African wildlife up close from an open 4x4 vehicle. Highly trained guides will drive you through the Mosi-oa Tunya National Park on your adventure. Watch white rhino, buffalo and antelope in their natural habitat. Enjoy elephant encounters along the way.