Royal Livingstone

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Southern Province, Livingstone, Zambia

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Royal Livingstone
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 39% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • chikidee's Profile Photo

    British Style


    Situated directly at the Chobe River lies this luxury hotel. The style is very colonial.
    The rooms are very spacious and in villas of about 8 rooms each, 4 on the ground floor and 4 on the first floor.
    It's only about a 5 minute walk to the Waterfalls.
    There were even a few Zebras grasing in front of our room...

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    Royal Livingstone


    This is really living in the lap of luxury. The food is just devine, the area where they do the massages overlook the river so you might have some hippo keeping an eye on you whilst you are getting your massage. The zebra's might come and join you for lunch and the monkeys will definately try and steal your food off your plate here.

    Unique Quality: Eating with the animals

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    Livingstone's Best


    Amazing! Breathtaking! I think those two words completley describe my stay. Superb location right on the banks of the Zambezi, stunning rooms, great cuisine and service, and even a buttler to look after you.
    I can only recommend this hotel to anyone!

    Unique Quality: It is a member hotel of the Leading Hotels of the World!

    Directions: Close to the Mosi oa Tunya National Park

More about Royal Livingstone

Hotel next to Victoria Falls

by iammon about Zambesi Sun

Very nice 3 star hotel resort with every comfort.
Rooms are very big and bright with a big balcony area.

Hotel has a big pool area and many different restaurants. There is as well a bank, some gift shops, grocery shop, river rafting agency.

They have huge Buffets for dinner and breakfasts. You can easly walk to the falls. Therefore location is great.

You can also walk to the Royal Livingstone Hotel and enjoy a drink on a terrace directly on the Zambesi river. It is great for sunsets and elephant spotting. In the hotel area you can also see some zebras and monkeys.

Loved The Royal Livingstone

by TripAdvisor Member venner

Stayed at The Royal Livingstone . Overall rating .....Excellent.
The room was clean, and the linen was changed daily. We tried the room service, which we found to be very good and prompt. The information on activities very usefull and the concierge's help in addressing our needs with the Activity Centre was appreciated.
The food in the restaurants was of a high standard. I really enjoyed the high tea ......just like the typical high tea served in England.
We found the staff very friendly and helpful -- they enjoyed hearing how much we were enjoying their hospitality and since we have been there before, seemed to remember us and were very welcoming.
The only negative aspect of our stay was the phone links -- we realize that this is not strictly a hotel problem -- but we tried to call home a few times and found the breaks in transmission very frustrating. This aside, however, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay .
The Venners.

Stop Over At The Royal Livingstone

by TripAdvisor Member gan63

Royal Livingstone Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia Mid November, 2006

The Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambezi river, right on the falls was our home for a short decompression stop between bush lodges.

This 5 star hotel was great for a 2 night stop over. The spa services delightful and professional. The hospitality and food/beverage aspect impeccable. This was however a very crowded place, sharing the large area with the Zambezi Sun hotel. The fenced grounds gave a somewhat zoo type of experience, not really our cup of tea; but for travelers unable to experience the true bush safaris some wildlife interaction is possible.

There are a multitude of scheduled activities and tours available, and for the adventure junkies gorge bungee jumping, ultra light flying and such are readily available. Unfortunately our scheduled helicopter sightseeing was cancelled due to the rains.

Given our time frame and desires for this leg of our trip we choose a quiet, long hike on the falls/gorge rim trail system to see the falls and surrounding area. The day was rainy and misty and the lack of folks on the trails that day added to the experience for us. The trails can range from under a mile or two up to 3 or 4 miles approximately. We spent the majority of a day hiking. The gorge and fractional water falls (just the start of the rain season) were a fantastic sight. We often fantasized what the area must have been like at the time of Livingstone’s exploration. I’m sure the falls at full flow would be an awesome sight, comparable to the Niagara Falls we are very familiar with. However the added benefit of being able to view the gorge(s) themselves was most enjoyable for us.

Living like the stars

by visserm about Royal Livingstone

Five star accommodation all the way. Where else would you be enjoying high tea and watch the zebra's graze or be on the lookout for the little naughty monkeys who is eagerly waiting for you to take your eye off the cake so they can come and steal it off your plate.

Zebras dine with you

by kixon about Hotel Royal Livingstone

A beautiful hotel, by the Zambezi river, close to victoria falls, out side centre of Livingstone.
They have a gorgeous bar, looks like a game lodge with stuffed animals, furs, weapons and african artefacts. The hotel has beautiful rooms with huge balconies and a very nice restaurant with inside and outside places and a patio build on poles over the river. There is an amazing amount of employees at this hotel, which we were wondering about a lot, the breakfast has everything from sushi to american pancakes.
Theres a hotel just a 2 minute drive from the royal livingstone who has a lot of activities and a pool with a pool bar where zebras also hang around. :) Zebras come and eat the grass just outside the hotel restaurant, just couple of meters from where you are sitting. They might kick, so you need to be careful.

Monkeys! The monkeys are very vicious and take any food they can find. They hang out on your balconies, and will open doors if they are unlocked. One monkey almost attacked me when I had a peach in my hand and there were no monkeygurads around. (Their job is to shoo monkeys away) I was bitten by a monkey in kenya, and I can tell you, it is not very nice.

The hotel staff is friendly but not overly polite or talkative, the bar serves wonderful afternoon tea wioth small sandwhiches and pastries.


by TripAdvisor Member jmyersfam

We've stayed in 5 star accommodations all over the world, and could not have been happier with our stay at the Royal Livingstone. The service was impeccable, the rooms were wonderful, the food was exquisite, and the scenery was breathtaking.

Was it pricey? Yes, but that was to be expected. It was a once in a life time experience, and we can not wait to return.

A 50th to remember

by TripAdvisor Member explorer50

For my 50th birthday, my husband booked a trip to Zambia and the Royal Livingstone was everything I could have hoped for. Just minutes from the Falls, we dined on the lawns of the hotel , "dinner under the monkey tree" we were told with our own bulter. Loved loved loved the staff and will definitely return.


The bar in Royal LivingstoneThe bar in Royal Livingstone

Forum Posts

The Victoria Falls

by cokes

Hi Guy

Well there is a special through my work that`s running for staff. Its 2 nights to the Vic Falls ,You stay at the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the Zambezi Sun and all the activities is Half Price.

These are the list of activities :
- Game Drives
- Mukuni Village Tours
- Falls Tour
- Chobe National Park
Helicopters ( heli flips only)
African Queen River Boat
Horse safari
Quads Bikes
Bundu - Rafting
Safpar - Rafting

I just want to know is 2 days at the Falls to little or will it be ok and which of these activites do you guys recommend if you have done some of them.

RE: The Victoria Falls

by ctillbrook

Hi. Did you ever get an answer to your question?
Did you go?
Me and my wife (in the UK) were thinking of a couple of days at the Royal Livingstone before heading off to Mozambique for a bit of a beach-relax in May.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.


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Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Southern Province, Livingstone, Zambia