Colonial luxury at the Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Enjoy an unforgettable experience in Zambia, staying in Colonial splendor at the edge of the mighty Victoria Falls. Baroque Travel has all the details


Zambia is a spectacular country, full of natural beauty; it’s also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mighty Victoria Falls. If you love adventure, there’s never a dull moment in this spectacular African location, whether you’re enjoying a helicopter flip, going on a safari cruise to see wildlife in their natural habitat, swimming in the waters above the Falls at Devil’s Pool or enjoying trail biking, bungee jumping or white water rafting. There’s also plenty of time to relax, on a booze cruise at sunset, or whilst enjoying Colonial style and superb cuisine at the sumptuous Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara.


This iconic, opulent hotel is a historic place that offers every possible luxury facility, including 173 plush, air-conditioned guestrooms located in two-storey clusters, each with a private balcony or terrace. Guests staying here enjoy fine dining, a selection of adventurous outdoor activities and warm, personalized service.


With the mighty Victoria Falls just a 10-minute walk away, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore – especially as it offers guests a complimentary private entrance to the Falls. The Royal Livingtsone is also a great place to relax, with its deep verandahs, generous spaces and cool courtyard retreats. It offers a selection of fine dining experiences at the Royal Livingstone Restaurant, including both international cuisine and fusion style African dishes. A really pleasant surprise for guests is that giraffes and zebra roam the grounds. This is Africa at its most exquisite and untamed.


Activities at this iconic location are fun and varied. The hotel can arrange an exciting 15-minute helicopter flip over the Falls as well as a luxury steam train journey on the old world Royal Livingstone Express which includes being wined and dined beside the Falls. Traveling on this charming Victorian train through scenic passes is reminiscent of rail journeys of yesteryear. The train comprises five Pullman-style coaches that have been meticulously restored and includes two dining cars, a kitchen car, lounge car and observation car from which one can watch the sun set over the legendary Victoria Falls.


A highlight of a stay in this breathtaking location is an excursion to Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool right next to it. Located right on the edge of the Falls, it offers breathtaking views. Visitors depart the Royal Livingstone by boat from its private deck and enjoy a guided tour of Livingstone Island, which boasts exquisite views of the Falls and beyond. Then they enjoy a short swim to Devil’s Pool to sit right on the edge of the Falls – the views from there are breathtaking. Before returning to the hotel, they enjoy a stunning picnic.


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