The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
Victoria Falls - Zambezi River - Livingstone, Zambia
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DAVID LIVINGSTONE SAFARI LODGE - ZAMBEZI RIVER, LIVINGSTONE,
The colonial styled four-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is a place of grandeur and royalty. The lodge is situated 5km from Livingstone and 7km from The Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya - the Smoke that Thunders, and one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world and Africa's adventure capital.
The lodge has a state of the art conference centre and 72 well appointed en-suite rooms, 5 luxury loft suites with private jacuzzi, satellite TV, telephones, internet and air conditioning, all overlooking the mighty Zambezi from private balconies.
The Camelot Spa offers a wide variety of treatments while guests relax and listen to the falls tumbling down from a short distance. Meals are served at Kalai restaurant - a culturally inspired setting situated in the main lodge with contemporary afro-Arabian meals, freshly flavoured, aromatic and healthy - and at Gwembe Terrace around the pool by the river while watching the magnificent African sunset.
Activities in the area include: cruises on the Lady Livingstone, a three-decker vessel perfect for viewing hippos and crocodiles; walks with lions in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; Jet Extreme, powering through Zambezi's rapids in Bakota Gorge. Helicopter and microlight flights for fantastic experiences over the falls and river channels, horse riding, tours to the falls and picnics on Livingstone Island, game drives, canoeing, white water rafting, tandem kayaking, abseiling, bungi-jumping, elephant encounters, and the Victoria Falls Steam Train with an adventurous voyage across the majestic falls.
The Three Cities Group are proud to announce that The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa has been selected as a winner in the 2010 World Luxury Hotel Awards - Congratulations!
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David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa consists of 77 rooms, all en-suite, of which 5 are suites and 2 rooms accommodate the disabled comfortably. Most rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sun downer can be enjoyed from your private balcony. The rooms Room features include:
• Colour, remote control televisions with access to satellite channels
• Radio, alarm clocks and hairdryers
• 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and a laundry service are provided
• Mini bar and Coffee / Tea station
• Telephones, Internet & Email and Air Conditioning
• Separate bath and shower
The lodge offers visitors a restaurant, bar and conference facilities, suitable to cater for large groups, with a variety of safari excursions and activities in and around the falls.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is an exclusive lodge offering world class facilities for guest enjoyment. Some of these include:
• 24 hour Reception services
• Ample free car parking
• Baby sitting services
• Curio & Gift Shops in the area
• Disabled facilities
• Shuttle service
• Internet Facilities available - wireless
• Nature Centre with resident Guide
• Health and Beauty Spa
• Swimming Pool
• Lady Livingstone 144 seater river cruiser
Offering a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty therapies and treatments, ranging from intensive sports therapies to mud wraps, facials and manicures. The David Livingstone Camelot Spa looks over the stunning panorama of the Victoria Falls. All Spa therapists are professionally trained and highly skilled in their areas of expertise and at their hands, David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa invites you to experience decadent revitalization. In this haven of peace and luxury we tempt you to come and enjoy the wide range of services and treatments available.
Lavishly decked out with every thought to a guest's personal comfort, the Lady Livingstone is a one hundred and forty four seater, three-decker river cruiser designed to accommodate groups and individuals. The lower deck accommodates 92, middle deck accommodates 40 and the upper exclusive deck accommodates 12 in private luxury.
The Pool Deck, Gwembe Terrace
The deck area downstairs on the river and around the pool offers a true gastronomic experience. A relaxed and casual meeting place, where guests are encouraged to sit back and watch the magnificent African sunset while sipping cocktails and nibbling on local offerings.
Situated in the main lodge, Kalai promises contemporary meals in a traditional setting. Offerings range from succulent and traditional delicacies and mouth watering afro-arabian fusion dishes. The style of cuisine offered here is fresh flavoured, aromatic and healthy where guests are presented with an exciting interactive buffet by friendly and attentive chefs. Kalai offers a culturally inspiring setting, which invites guests to immerse themselves.
The Lady Livingstone
Lavishly decked out with every thought to a guest's personal comfort, the Lady Livingstone is a one hundred and forty four seater, three-decker river cruiser designed to accommodate groups and individuals. The lower deck accommodates 92 people, middle deck accommodates 40 people and the upper exclusive deck accommodates 12 people.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa and the Greater Victoria and Livingstone area is a hive of activity throughout the year. Whether you're the adventurous type, a nature lover and prefer to sunbath at the pool with a book, David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa caters for your every need.
Some of the activities offered at the lodge and surrounding areas include:
• Adventure activities such as bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, abseiling are available close to the lodge
• Craft markets and a myriad of dining venues
• Guided trips to Victoria Falls
• Sunset cruises on the Zambezi and game drives / walks
• Elephant back safaris
• Spa facilities
• Bird and Game Viewing
• Fishing for the elusive tiger fish
Helicopter and Microlight flights - Zambia
Experience a bird's eye view of the Victoria Falls on a thrilling flight over the Falls and the Zambezi River in a helicopter or Microlight aircraft. The helicopter is designed so all passengers have an excellent view of the magnificent Falls. The Microlight has an open cockpit for the ultimate ride with the wind in your face.
Horse Riding - Zambia
Horseback safaris are led by experienced game rangers and takes place along the banks of the Zambezi River, surrounded by the exciting Zambian bushveld and riverine forest. These offer plentiful game and bird viewing opportunities. Whether you're a novice or not, this is an incredible way to interact more closely with nature.
Tours & Game Drives - Zambia
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is a small wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Zambezi, a few kilometers from the DLSL. It protects 5 white rhino (probably the only remaining rhino in Zambia), plus various antelope, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra. The riverine vegetation is beautiful and there are stunning views across the Zambezi River.
Upper Zambezi Canoeing Safaris - Zambia
The Canoeing Trail operates above the Victoria Falls in Zambia on the 15km stretch of the Zambezi River between Chundu Campsite and the National Park entrance, running along the banks of the Zambezi National Park.
Zambezi Elephant Trails - Zambia
Located near Thorntree Lodge, approximately 10 km from Livingstone, Zambezi Elephant Trails has established Zambia's first "Elephant Camp" - offering a once in a lifetime insight into these gentle giants. This ecologically friendly method of game viewing places a strong emphasis on an Elephant experience rather than just an Elephant ride. Guests are encouraged to interact with them.
From the boats, sightings of elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. Lavishly decked out with every thought to a guest's personal comfort, the Lady Livingstone a three-decker river cruiser designed to accommodate groups and individuals is based at the hotel.
The Victoria Falls Steam Train Company
The Victoria Falls Steam Train Company promises you adventure as you voyage across the majestic falls, cocktail in hand. Take in the natural spectacle of the Great Victoria Falls surrounded by the plush luxury of the Victoria Falls Steam Train and allow us to introduce you to one of Africa's most valuable treasures.
Zambezi White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls has been classified as - "extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas". The Zambezi White Water Rafting is internationally acclaimed as being the wildest in the world.
Victoria Falls Tour
On this amazing tour you can experience a breathtaking view and hear the thunderous sounds of The Victoria Falls. Undergo a heart stopping experience at this natural wonder of the world, a World Heritage Listed site.
Livingstone Island Picnic
Livingstone Island Livingstone Island was opened in 1995 to provide exclusive and unique picnics on the edge of the Victoria Falls Livingstone Island, being part of the Victoria Falls that is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a world heritage site.
The Victoria Falls
At 1,708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Located in the south-west corner of Zambia, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature's forces are evident throughout.
The Tonga and Makalolo peoples lived here for centuries before the Falls were 'discovered' by David Livingstone in 1855. He gave it the highest honour he could think of: naming it after his Queen. Its local name, Mosi-Oa-Tunya - "the Smoke that Thunders" - more accurately defines the essence of the place: the rising, shining spray that can be seen 30km away. This vapour has the effect of adding moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the "splash zone", so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem clings to the edge of the Falls, providing a toehold for no less than 70 shrub and 150 herbaceous species, as well as trees such as pod and Natal mahogany, ebony, Cape and strangler fig and Transvaal red milkwood. Further away from the constant spray, the surrounding area comprises mopane and teak woodlands with luxuriant riverine forest along the banks of the Zambezi River. The presence of several protected areas in the vicinity, from the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe to the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park in Zambia, means that herds of big game such as elephant and buffalo, as well as smaller species and even predators such as lion persist in the area.
As mesmerising as the Falls are, the paths through the rainforest at their edge allow one to catch a glimpse of some of the mammals that live here: bushbuck stare shyly from behind a bush, banded mongoose scurry through the undergrowth, and vervet monkey and baboon flit through the trees; wailing Trumpeter Hornbills sail past in their characteristically undulating flight and the crimson-blazoned wings of the Schalow's Turaco can be seen by patient birders. Interestingly, there is a distinct difference in the fish species above and below the Falls, which clearly form a comprehensive barrier to fish movements upstream: 39 species are recorded from below and 84 above the Falls. Nile crocodile and hippo are common above the Falls.
Vic Falls, as it is affectionately known, straddles the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and both countries share its World Heritage Site status.
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