The Royal Livingstone Hotel
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LIVINGSTONE HOTEL - LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA
David Livingstone explored this land of potent beauty and discovered one of
the seven natural wonders of the world. In his footprints, only moments away
from the mighty Zambezi River with the dramatic torrent of the Victoria Falls
as its natural milieu, a magnificent Resort has been created as a testament
to his discovery and in reverence to the splendor of this World Heritage site.
to this magical place and witness the greatest mass of falling water on earth
as it plunges down a sheer rock face, spraying its mystical mist hundreds
of meters in the air. The awesome Victoria Falls is much closer to you here
- literally on the doorstep of The Falls Resort - it feels as if you could
reach out and touch it, as it plummets into the chasm far below.
The local tribes people call it Mosi-Oa-Tunya
- the Smoke that Thunders. The fine spray of the mighty Victoria Falls
may be seen like a cloud across the bushveld, throwing rainbows hundreds
of feet into the air. On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River,
upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka
Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone, pride of Zambian hospitality. In its
cool lounges and shaded verandahs, you will encounter the elegance
and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age.
The Royal Livingstone is a serene and
gracious refuge from the heat of the African sun. The 173 luxurious
rooms with their comfortable furnishings are tastefully decorated in
the soft earth tones of the bushveld, with spreading views of the river
and Acacia forest. Guests may pass lazy days on the magnificent sun
deck overlooking the Zambezi as it flows relentlessly to the Falls,
and enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or on the long verandah overlooking
the gardens. In the warm smile of your personal butler, or in the simple
luxury of a cane chair, you will find an Africa that has all but vanished.
discerning traveler in search of luxury, extravagance and sheer
set your heart on fire and
soothe your soul. Set in the lush riverine belt and touching the banks
of the great Zambezi River, this earthy Eden provides a secluded haven.
There is a highly sophisticated and flexible conference centre, able
to cater for a variety of international functions and themed banquets.
It offers conference facilities that match and exceed many of its size
in the world.
The innate heritage of the land offers
guests nail-biting experiences ranging from water-rafting to bungee
jumping, a paradise for wildlife
lovers with daily land and water safaris, and exceptional angling and
This magnificent Falls Resort allows you the chance to be at one with
the uninhibited majesty of the Victoria Falls, a time to regroup, to
find your inner core and to leave enriched and empowered, promising to
The resort is situated in the 46-hectare Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife
Park, which fringes the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is recognized
as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and has been declared
a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Architecturally, the buildings
take their cue from African resonance. The Royal Livingstone Hotel stretches
luxuriously along the banks of the Zambezi River. The Hotel consists of a series
of 17 colonial-style buildings, with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees
and plants. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, most African
in their influence, and incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar. A classic
swimming pool visually links the waters of the river with the terraces of the
hotel, with a sweeping timber deck planted in the swirling water of the Zambezi.
The reception area is framed by a classic
courtyard featuring a fountain and exuding the aroma of herbs from
the interior gardens. Overhead, wooden fans
cool the charged atmosphere. The resort's deep, shaded verandah, offers an
uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River and is the ideal place to curl up
with a book discovered in the well-stocked library. The lounge is filled
artwork depicting scenes of David Livingstone's great African adventures.
Only footsteps from the Zambezi River, the rooms and suites offer a
tranquil retreat from the unconstrained beauty of their surroundings.
The Royal Livingstone, is a 5-star, 173-roomed luxury hotel. The rooms
are two-story clusters and each cluster comprises approximately 10 en-suite
air-conditioned rooms, offering private balconies or terraces. Interior
furnishings accentuate the influences of Africa translated into a cultured
sumptuousness that reflects the essence of African Bush life. Natural
light invades the bathrooms, as the luxurious sized showers allow natural
light to filter through a milk-glass window.
Set within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the hotel offers unlimited direct access to the Falls through its own private gate.
The guest rooms comprise the following:
Standard Room Features & Amenities
Butler service (from 07h00 - 23h00)
Radio on TV set
Coffee and tea-making
Telephone with message/wake-up/voice-mail
Dry-cleaning & Laundry
24 hour room service
Video in suites
The food served in the restaurants
of the Royal Livingstone are inspired by the mixed
influences of Africa and the results are a culinary exploration garnered
from the many different cultures that prevail in this diverse and
The Livingstone Dining Room
Hours: Breakfast 07h00 - 11h00
Lunch: 12h00 - 15h00
Dinner: 18h30 - 22h00
Capacity:130 seats in the main dining room, with a further 30 on the
veranda and 80 outside.
The à la carte restaurant
seats 140 diners, and is delightful mixture of modern sophistication
and old worldly style.
The menus at the Royal Livingstone read like an African folk legend.
The mezze presented table side on Ku'omboko Canoe Trays offer Za'alouk
salad and Carpaccio of Nile Perch. There are 11 items on this tray including
mint tabbouleh and a plantain and green banana salad, sweetwater marinated
prawn tails and coriander marinated mushrooms.
An alternative or in addition to the cold mezze are Warm Kemia such
as Minced Herbed Kofta in Capsicum and Tomato Sauce, Coconut and Lemongrass
Marinated Chicken Sate, and Plantain, Chili and Polenta Fritters, or
a Terrine of Marinated Wild Boar with Cumberland Sauce.
On the main a la carte menu is a dazzling array of dishes from the river
and ocean. They include Oven Roasted Zambezi Bream served with a Chili,
Onion and Tomato Sambal and Cornmeal Dumplings, or a catch of the day
cooked in a Cataplan - like a Papiliotte - with white wine, onions, tomato
and King Prawns.
Bush and game fare includes warthog and wild boar cutlets marinated
and grilled with a poivrade game sauce, or Sizzling Kudu - filleted strips
with ginger and garlic, green beans and sweet potato fries.
Hours: 10h00 - 23h00
Capacity: 20 seats
The lounge is warm and comfortable and offers light refreshments, a
wide selection of teas, coffees and pastries. High Tea is served on certain
days (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Hours: 10h00 - 23h00
Capacity: 30 seats
Lunch is served alfresco on the veranda overlooking the rolling lawns
and the mighty Zambezi River. Light refreshments are also served throughout
For guests with an appreciation for adventure, the Zambezi
is Africa's playground. Guests may view Africa's Big Five on a
cruise up the river, up close from a private Land Rover, or even
take in the scenery from the elevated perspective of an Elephant's
back. Keen sportsmen can pit their wiles against the legendary
Tigerfish, or test their nerves against the mighty rapids of the
Batoka Gorge in a white water raft or a jet boat. In the quiet
evening, you may choose to spend your time in one of the sophisticated
bars of the resort or trying your luck in The Falls Casino, and
then fall asleep between crisp cool sheets to the sounds of the
ancient African night.
Exhilaration of a different kind is to be found at the slot casino, where
a total of 77 slot machines tempt those with a taste for chance. Up to
the minute smart-card technology operates the machines. Smart cards give
players coinless playing time. The card, having been credited with the
amount of money the player requires, is inserted in the slot to be played,
and the game begins. Payouts are made on re-presentation of the card
to cashiers. A comfortable bar provides drinks, tea and coffee.
To allow guests to explore the surrounding area, there are mountain bikes
for hire at The Falls Activity Centre.
The poolside beckons and the service is superior. There are a variety
of poolside activities at the Zambezi Sun that encourage guests to
venture towards its azure blue depths. The huge free-form pool meanders
round a pavilion restaurant and an outdoor bandstand and dance floor.
An established group entertain guests with soft jazz, blues and impromptu
pop music. The pool deck is also the scene of more formal occasions
such as cocktail receptions and alfresco dining.
Happy Hippo Club
Club, which is every child's idea of holiday heaven, gives parents
plenty of free time to discover all the area's attractions. Children
enjoy a varied range
of activities that include full day or half day excursions to places
of interest, daily fun and games and nature walks.
This supervised haven is available to children from 2 - 12 years of
age. Children between the ages of 2 - 4 must be accompanied by an adult,
or babysitter (available at an extra cost), if they are not potty-trained.
Babysitters can be arranged through your hotel and are also available
during the evening.
Staff are specially selected and undergo extensive training in child-care
and first aid, ensuring that the child and the parent feel protected
The Royal Salon - International Hair and Beauty
Enjoy the peace and tranquility
of the mighty Zambezi River while having a luxurious outdoor body massage
or sit back and enjoy the healing power
of a magnificent foot massage while relaxing next to the swimming pool.
Try any of the internationally renowned hair and beauty services: paraffin
wax manicures and pedicures, personalized facials, hair removal, hair
care for ladies and gents.
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