Let the wonders of Africa enthral you. As wildlife roam around the hotel grounds and further afield, choose a number of enriching activities to relax or excite.
Direct and complimentary access to the world’s largest waterfall allows you to gaze across its depths unhindered. Cruise down the river at sunset to watch wildlife at play.
Helicopter / Microlight
Gaze down on the mighty Victoria Falls from the air. The huge Zambezi River flows slowly south, with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters. Elephants graze on bright green islands just before the water that crashes over the falls. Marvel at the zig-zagging funnel of gorges that the water sprays into.
Sail along the 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 game sightings include bush 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 Livingstone's belongings. The Railway and Jewish Museums also house fascinating exhibitions on settlers in the area.
At the centre of the Zambezi River, Livingstone Island 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. Experience the ultimate infinity pool – Devi'ls Pool – with views over the 100 m drop. Trips are seasonal and depend on water levels.
Admire African wildlife up close from an open game-viewing 4x4. Expert 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. Stretching for 12 km along the banks of the upper Zambezi, this is a nature wonderland not to be missed.
Royal Livingstone Express
Escape on a late afternoon train journey into the wild. The Royal Livingstone Express offers an unrivalled steam train experience with Old World elegance. Sundowners on the Victoria Falls Bridge. A five-course gourmet meal passing through national park. Take a journey of nostalgic elegance in the epitome of style.
White Water Rafting
Adrenaline seekers should sign up for this exhilarating adventure. Magnificent scenery, sunshine, warm waters and superb rapids all make this one of the greatest white water rafting adventures in the world.
The Zambezi River is classified as a high volume, pool-drop river. Raft your way through rapids covering 24 km and a combined drop of 400 feet.
Follow the route of the famous explorer David Livingstone in his search for the rising mists. A wonderfully relaxing way to soak up the scenic surrounds of the upper Zambezi River. Islands of varying sizes dot the river, home to exotic birds and wildlife.
Take a leap of faith on one of the highest jumps in the world. With the falls behind you and the river rushing below, adrenaline will course through your veins. At 111 metres, the Victoria Falls Bridge offers a breathtaking vantage point and place to do your jump.
Water Taxi Arrival
Enjoy a grand arrival by water taxi across a peaceful stretch of the Zambezi, a service unique to The Royal Livingstone. Take in the sights of wildlife roaming the banks and the call of wild migratory birds.
Victoria Falls Leisure Walk
Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary access to Victoria Falls between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm daily. Just a five-minute walk away, take a stroll to one of the natural wonders of the world. Discover how nature has shaped the geology of Victoria Falls and learn more about the people living in her midst.
Many species of wildlife call the national park surrounding the resort home, and you can catch sight of vervet monkeys, giraffes, zebras and impalas roaming around. Numerous exotic birds can also be spotted as they swoop and weave for prey.
Approximately 470 species of bird are believed to inhabit the area. Pick up a pair of binoculars to get a closer look. Glimpse the yellow weaver, commonly seen on the hotel grounds, and spot its elaborate hanging nests along the waterfront.
The spectacular banks of the Zambezi River provide an ideal spot for a picnic. Soak up the sights and sounds as you savour a gourmet hamper made especially for you. Recline overlooking the Zambezi River or in the shade of the monkey tree.
Cultural Boma Dinner
Experience the unique culture of Zambia at a typical village get-together. Every Friday, the nearby Mukuni Boma invite guests to feast by firelight. Warm Zambian hospitality and extraordinary heritage is extended through a memorable evening. Eat your fill whilst a live band provides soothing entertainment. Watch the traditional Makishi dancers or be treated to a performance by the Ngoni warriors.
Dining by Design
Anantara’s signature private dining concept offers romance in a choice of stunning locations. Enjoy a gourmet picnic as you recline under a monkey tree on the hotel lawn, or savour elegant fine dining on a riverside deck. A beautifully decorated table can also be set up on your veranda or in the remotest corner of the herb garden.
Make your way to The Royal Livingstone Dining Room on Thursdays for an evening of elegant top notes. The resident Wine Guru will lead you on a global tour to tingle your taste buds. Expert advice and sensual bouquets take the floor as you discover the highlights of wine pairing.
On the Royal Sundeck, yoga teacher and nutritionist Clare Sullivan will guide you through poses to awaken your mind and muscles. Overlooking calm waters and lush greenery, this is one of the most serene spots on our historic property. The Royal Livingstone is offering complimentary yoga classes every Saturday morning, followed by a healthy smoothie after each session.
Water Taxi River Arrival
Start your Victoria Falls experience in Zambia with a luxurious and elegant water taxi transfer to The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara. An experience unique to The Royal Livingstone, board the 4x4 safari boat at the Royal Jetty, and prepare for surreal encounters with nature and her wonders.
Take a refreshing dip in a tranquil lawn setting overlooking the mighty Zambezi River. Float to your heart’s content or swim some laps. Sunbathe on the deck with a refreshing drink as zebras stop to graze before you. Enjoy poolside pampering with an afternoon massage by Anantara Spa therapists.
Drift into the afternoon by the banks of the river. Simply clamber into one of the hammocks and swing gently in the breeze as the world goes by. The soft sounds of nature provide a sweet soundtrack as you while away the hours in the shade.
Indulge in a luxurious outdoor massage under towering trees on the banks of the Zambezi. Nature provides a glorious soundtrack as you undergo world-class treatments. Alternatively, hide away in the privacy of your room or suite. as expert hands do their work.
Service comes with heartfelt smiles at The Royal Livingstone. Call on our team of professionally trained butlers offering world-class standards of service excellence. The best butler traditions are designed to make guests feel like royalty.
Pack for a Purpose
With a philosophy of 'Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact.', the Pack for a Purpose initiative encourages travellers to make a lasting impact in the communities at their travel destination by bringing with them supplies to donate to local schools or medical clinics in need.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara supports Linda Community School. The Linda community is in a disadvantaged area in Livingstone and the school provides education to 470 of its most vulnerable and orphaned children. We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.
If you save space in your suitcase & take supplies for this project, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.