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Royal Livingstone Hotel

Last updated: 27 December, 2023

Set on the banks of the Zambezi, just upstream from the Falls, this hotel’s location is unrivalled – so close to the Falls that you can hear their roar from your room’s private terrace.

There’s a good-sized pool with plentiful loungers, and great Zambezi views. The hotel spa offers excellent massages in open-air gazebos right on the river’s edge, and if you take a walk near the electric fence at dusk, you may see white hippos emerge from the river to graze.

Throw in African-infused decor, ever-smiling staff and a raft of facilities and you have what is easily the best – but not the cheapest – large hotel on either side of the Falls.

Surrounding area

Surrounded by bushveld and the Zambezi River it’s easy to imagine yourself cast away in Africa here. Warthog trot across the driveway, a small herd of zebra calls the hotel’s spacious lawns home, and hippo will sing you to sleep from across the (electrified, don’t worry) fence.

It’s a 10-minute drive into Livingstone, a short drive to Livingstone’s international airport, and a private pathway through the hotel grounds leads you straight to the Falls.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed