Daily flights - Johannesburg to Livingstone. Airport to hotel transfers arranged
113 Luxury rooms - Twin beds
54 Luxury rooms - King beds
2 Luxury rooms - Paraplegic
1 Presidential suite
3 Luxury suites
ABOUT THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL
The Royal Livingstone is a serene and gracious refuge from the heat of the African sun. The 173 luxurious rooms and suites with their comfortable furnishings are tastefully decorated in the soft earth tones of the bushveld, with spreading views of the river and the Acacia forest. Guests may pass lazy days on the magnificent sundeck overlooking the Zambezi River 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 the simple luxury of your cane chair, you will find an Africa that has all but vanished.
ABOUT LIVINGSTONE AND VICTORIA FALLS
Zambia's tourist capital the historic town of Livingstone has become one of the best traveling destinations in Africa. Most visitors come for Victoria Falls, but the town has attractions of its own - a genteel colonial history combined with a very African ambience. Livingstone is only a short distance from the falls and is not far from the national parks.
The large but tidy Livingstone Museum Mosi-oa-Tunya Rd; is the oldest museum in Zambia. Highlights are the Tonga ritual artifacts, life-size model African village, a collection of David Livingstone memorabilia and display of maps dating back to 1690.
Mukuni is a local village of about 7000 Leya people. Tourists can visit the village to find out more about their traditional way of life, while the admission fee helps fund community projects.
The village is 18km (11mi) southwest of Livingstone and only accessible by taxi.
Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Columns of spray can be seen from far away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly two kilometers into a deep gorge over 100 meters below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.
The highest falls water levels are February through to April. During this period, the spray is heavy, so prepare for a drenching – part of the total Falls experience! Raincoats and umbrellas are available. In the drier months, river levels fall, allowing for an appreciation of the cavernous Batoka Gorge and spectacular photographic opportunities. We advise you to try out the Falls in different seasons.
Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
One special vantage point is across the Knife edge bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls bridge and the Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls.
Today, Victoria Falls remains as evocative a destination as it did to the hunters, surveyors, explorers and missionaries of the 19th Century.
24-hour room service
Laundry / Valet facilities
Each en-suite room has a large bed with white linen
Tea and coffee-making facilities
Bathrooms are in Victorian style with shower and bath