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Arrive in exclusive Zambian style, taking in the majestic Victoria Falls on a water taxi journey. On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, this hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style, and offers unforgettable adventures.

Location: Zambia
Nearest Airport: Livingstone
Prices: From £568.00

Offering the perfect sanctuary after a day spent exploring Livingstone, these rooms and suites provide splendid accommodation in 17 riverbank residences.


This Livingstone resort is a place to reflect and rejuvenate, theirs is a hotel that exudes splendour down to the finest detail of the lamps, magnificent paintings and black and white photographs of early pioneers. Bringing you the best of hotels in Livingstone luxuriously furnished with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds, interiors are inspired by Victorian elegance, infused with Africa’s tribal warmth, and each room boasts a private veranda overlooking the Zambezi River.



Presidential Suite


The Presidential Suite is testament to the immaculate class and style that is prevalent throughout the hotel, and has housed royalty, heads of state and celebrities. Sleep in a plush king size bed and enjoy the additional luxuries of a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with a Victorian tub, twin vanities and walk-in shower. Reminisce your adventures in the lounge and savour delectable drinks and meals at your dining table. While your spacious, private veranda reveals majestic vistas of the Zambezi River to complement the refinement of this regal suite.



Livingstone Suite


Combining generous space, classic décor and impeccable furnishings, these superior suites incorporate the natural textures of the surrounding Zambezi environment will you find one of the most ingenious Livingstone Zambia hotels. Relish the indulgence of a king sized bed, a dressing area and Victorian style en-suite bathroom. Sip your morning tea or coffee in the elegant lounge. Return from your excursions to relax at the wet bar, or take to your private veranda to drink in Zambezi River scenery with a fine beverage in hand.



Deluxe Corner Room


These delightful corner rooms are characterised by colonial gracefulness, deluxe comforts and a unique extra space. A private enclosed patio is protected from the elements with a sliding door and refined mosquito netting, creating an additional relaxation area. Laze comfortably on a wicker sofa, enjoying the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan. Soak up the romance of Zambezi River views, Victorian décor and hints of tribal Africa.



Deluxe Room

A beautifully furnished interior blends the graceful elegance of Victorian times with luxurious comforts. Sleep in a sumptuous king size bed or twin singles, dressed in fine white linen. Freshen up for days full of adventure and charming evenings in the Victorian style bathroom. Select beverages from the mini bar and step out onto your private veranda to admire views of the Zambezi River. With a writing desk and internet you can also keep in touch with the world and send home updates of your incredible African journeys.


Accommodation Insight



Taking full advantage of this spectacular setting, The Royal Livingstone Zambia restaurants and bars overlook the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy refreshments in a lounge inspired by the adventurous era of David Livingstone, or as you relax by the pool. Partake in the time honoured colonial traditions of afternoon high tea and sundowners on a riverside deck. Savour fine dining menus that tastefully showcase the cultural diversity of a land which so captivated David Livingstone.

our paradise escapade. 



Area Excursions


No visit to The Royal Livingstone is complete without standing in awe of the magnificent Victoria Falls, located just upstream from our hotel. For a broader view of wild Africa, our inspirational excursions invite you to set out on a safari drive, game viewing cruise or adrenalin pumping river adventures. While the exclusive Royal Livingstone Express enables our guests to travel in luxurious Victorian style through some of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes.

Victoria Falls

Zambia’s main attraction is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel and as a Royal Livingstone guest you enjoy unlimited complimentary access to Victoria Falls via our own private entrance. Mosi-oa-Tunya – The Smoke that Thunders – is the local name for this legendary waterfall. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, its breathtaking cascade creates a fine cloud-like spray across the bush, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. 

River & Wildlife Experiences

Spot the Big Five on a cruise up the river, or see them up close on a 4x4 safari drive. Admire lofty views of wild Africa at a gentle pace atop an elephant. Keen fishermen can test their skills against the legendary tiger fish. Thrill seekers can take up the challenge of white water river rafting or jet boarding in the mighty rapids of the Batoka Gorge. 

African Rail Experience

Discover the timeless elegance, grace and romance of yesteryear as you explore one of the most scenic railway passes in Southern Africa. The Royal Livingstone Express is a unique African rail experience that combines the luxury of The Royal Livingstone Hotel with Victorian train travel, transporting you through untamed Zambian bush on a journey rooted in the nostalgia of a bygone era. An extension of the hotel, the Express provides exquisite gourmet treatment as you take a leisurely journey through the picturesque Zambezi Valley in Pullman-style coaches that have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Travel in the luxurious comfort of a steam locomotive, watching the sun set over the legendary Victoria Falls.

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