One of the world’s seven natural wonders, the majestic Victoria Falls that borders Zimbabwe and Zambia is a sight to behold. Baroque Travel takes a look at one of Zambia’s luxury offerings, the Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls.
Overlooking the breathtaking Victoria Falls, the luxurious Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia is set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The hotel, which boasts 173 rooms, has many awards to its name, and has been considered one of the best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine as well as Conde Nast Traveller.
With its unequalled UNESCO World Heritage Site location, plush accommodation, fine dining options, warm hospitality and variety of adventure outdoor activities, the hotel offers the ideal setting from which to explore the Victoria Falls and its surroundings. In addition, the hotel boasts direct access to the Victoria Falls, which are just 10 minutes’ walk away.
The Royal Livingstone is steeped in African custom and tradition, with added European influences that are reminiscent of Colonial times – evident in the deep verandas, spacious rooms and cool courtyards where guests retreat to get away from the sun. The hotel’s a la carte restaurant opens onto lush lawns overlooking the river, offering the guests the opportunity to dine inside or al fresco on the grass. Food is of the highest standard, and the menu features both international cuisine as well as fusion-style African dishes.
Accommodation is in two-story clusters of rooms, all with private balconies or terraces overlooking the gardens or the Falls. Décor is opulent, spacious and comfortable. As guests will see, a variety of wildlife roams freely in the lush gardens, visible from the guest rooms as well as from decks close to the Zambezi River.
Nature lovers enjoy visiting here because of the many offerings, such as river cruises, wildlife safaris and numerous walking and hiking trails in this spectacular setting. The hotel also operates a train, the Royal Livingstone Express, where guests have the opportunity to travel to the Falls and dine outside close to the mighty waters as they rage.
The hotel was taken over by the luxury hospitality group Anantara in 2016, offering modern travelers the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable experiences in some of the most exciting destinations in the world. The hotels and resorts in its portfolio are scattered across Asia, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Africa, offering a wide choice of luxury experiences that are unmatched in some of the most exquisite locations.