The Royal Livingstone Anantara

Livingstone, Zambia

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guest per bedroom
  • Arrival by water taxi along the mighty Zambezi River, for 2 people on arrival at the hotel (The Royal Livingstone is the only hotel on both sides of the Victoria Falls where guests may arrive by water taxi)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 173 rooms
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Landmarks Local Immersion

The Royal Livingstone Anantara

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road
Nearest Airport:
Livingstone (LVI)
8 mi / 12 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping


  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Salon
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa

In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Architecturally, the buildings take their cue from African renaissance . The Royal Livingstone Hotel, stretches luxuriously along the banks of the Zambezi River.A stone’s throw away from the mighty Victoria Falls, the Royal Livingstone overlooks the smooth waters just before it plunges over the legendary waterfall creating a permanent water spray. The Hotel consists of a series of 17 colonial-style buildings, with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees and plants. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, most African in their influence, and incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar. A classic swimming pool visually links the waters of the river with the terraces of the hotel, with a sweeping timber deck planted in the swirling water of the Zambezi.

The reception area is framed by a classic courtyard featuring a fountain and exuding the aroma of herbs from the interior gardens. Overhead, wooden fans cool the charged atmosphere. The resort's deep, shaded veranda, offers an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River and is the ideal place to curl up with a book discovered in the well-stocked library. The lounge is filled with original artwork depicting scenes of David Livingstone's great African adventures.

Best of the Best

The local tribespeople call the river Mosi-oa-Tunya: “The Smoke That Thunders.” On the banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of where the mighty cataract thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara. The hotel boasts a unique location overlooking Victoria Falls. The 173 luxurious rooms are elegantly furnished and infused with Zambian culture, featuring a balcony or veranda with outdoor seating, overlooking gardens frequented by free-roaming zebras, giraffes, and impalas. All guests have unlimited complimentary access to Victoria Falls.

Hotel Tip

Enjoy a luxurious, African-inspired spa journey while basking in the serenity of the Zambezi River view.

Health & Safety


Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and Avani Hotels and Resorts are committed to safeguarding guests’ safety, health and wellbeing during every moment of their stay.

Arrival and Departure

Guests have the option to check in online prior to arrival and check out online before they depart. Everyone arriving at our properties has their temperature checked, protective screens are place at the front desk, all key cards are sanitised before check-in, and all luggage is sanitised before it enters the property.


Hotel vehicles used for airport transfers and/or excursions are fully sanitised after every journey (this also applies to external supplier vehicles). All on-site vehicles, such as buggies, are thoroughly cleaned between passengers. Our drivers follow the strictest hygiene standards and hand sanitiser is available in every vehicle.

Anantara Guardians and Avani Shield Agents

These specific roles have been allocated to outstanding team members to ensure the highest level of health and safety compliance at all guest touch-points. They will be constantly monitoring all Covid-19 protocols put into place, and can arrange medical assistance and advise on local hospitals and medical care if required.

Team Members

All team members have received enhanced COVID-19-related health and safety training, including correct procedures for wearing masks and PPE equipment and physical distancing awareness. Regular training will continue as the current situation develops.

Hand Sanitisation

Hand sanitising stations can be found throughout every property, at receptions, lobbies, restaurant entrances, meeting and events spaces, lifts, spas, pools and fitness areas.

Safety Standards

The Royal Livingstone by Anantara and the Avani Victoria Falls Resort are in full compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO), Environmental Protection, Agency (EPA) and global government recommendations or recommendations and requirements made by local departments of health as applicable. We have also partnered with HYGENE X to develop enhanced cleaning protocols that are applied throughout our properties.

Cleaning Technology

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and Avani Hotels have adopted the very latest technologies to ensure the best-possible levels of cleanliness, sanitisation and disinfection throughout our properties. For example, our properties have already introduced UV sterilisation, UV light disinfection, and HVAC Hepa air conditioning technologies.

Public Areas

We have significantly increased cleaning schedules in all public areas with particular focus on high-touch areas such as door handles and lift buttons. We strictly adhere to physical distancing best practices to provide a safe environment for guests.

Guest Rooms

Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every stay. Every room contains a personal hygiene kit with hand sanitiser for each guest. Bed linen, towels and laundry are changed daily and washed at a high temperature. Guests are given the option of when and whether they would like their room serviced.

Bars & Restaurants

Table spacing and specific dining protocols have been introduced to ensure physical distancing compliance and the highest hygiene and safety standards. We recommend that reservations are made in advance.

Fitness Areas

Capacity in fitness areas has been significantly reduced in line with physical distancing best practices. Cleaning schedules have been increased and hand sanitisers are available throughout fitness areas. All health and safety measures in our fitness areas are fully compliant with local requirements.

Meetings & Events

Capacities and dining options in all our meeting and events spaces have been revised in line with physical distancing best practices. All equipment has been updated as necessary to ensure seamless remote conferencing. All health and safety measures in our meetings and events areas are fully compliant with local requirements:

  • Adjusting the maximum capacity of meeting space to facilitate physical distancing, introducing spaced out seating for all types for meeting room set-up.
  • Mandatory temperature checks for contractors, suppliers and third-party partners who will also be required to wear face masks and gloves at all times during the pre-event setup as part of Avani’s ‘Trusted Partner Programme’.
  • All stationary will be disinfected with a UVC device. Stationery displays will be replaced with an “upon request” system to reduce environmental waste.
  • Ballrooms and meeting rooms will be thoroughly disinfected with a potent solution that meets EPA standards.
  • Food and beverages will be prepared in the back of the house, as well only certified culinary team members wearing protective masks and gloves will be allowed to handle and serve food.
  • A dedicated AvaniSHIELD Agent will be on hand to oversee implementation of new cleaning protocols and adherence to the latest health and safety guidelines.


The Royal Livingstone is constantly reinforcing their commitment towards environmental, social and cultural conservation.

Water & Plastic

We are working with Vivreau, as partners, to reduce this by placing sealed glass water bottles in all rooms each day, and doing away with many of the plastic water.

The Libuyu Women’s Peanut Butter Project

The Libuyu Women’s Peanut Butter Project empowers HIV-positive women and their children by providing the equipment they need to produce delicious artisanal peanut butter to sell.

Pack for a Purpose

With a philosophy of “Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact” the Pack for a Purpose initiative encourages travellers to make an impact in the communities at their destination by donating. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is asking their guests to support the project.

The Livingstone Hospital

We are support the Livingstone Central Hospital in many different ways. Recently, they have supplied a new freezer, storage shelves, and are in the process of installing mosquito net frames onto 305 hospital beds.

Mini Textile Production

Minor Hotels Zambia has partnered with the local authority ladies to tie dye used linen from our hotels which will then be donated to the hospitals, clinics, old age homes and orphanages.

Waste Management

Minor Hotels are training all staff on proper recycling processes, to ensure that everyone understands the benefits. The Two bin system will be implemented, with proper labelling, for easier recycling practices to be followed.


Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road
Nearest Airport
Livingstone (LVI), 8 Miles / 12 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Deluxe Corner room

These delightful corner rooms are characterised by colonial gracefulness, deluxe comforts and a unique extra space. A private enclosed patio is protected from the elements with a sliding door and refined mosquito netting, creating an additional relaxation area. Laze comfortably on a wicker sofa, enjoying the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan. Soak up the romance of Zambezi River views, Victorian décor and hints of tribal Africa.


  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Livingstone Suite

Combining generous space, classic décor and impeccable furnishings, these superior suites incorporate the natural textures of the surrounding Zambezi environment will you find one of the most ingenious Livingstone Zambia hotels. Relish the indulgence of a king sized bed, a dressing area and Victorian style en-suite bathroom. Sip your morning tea or coffee in the elegant lounge. Return from your excursions to relax at the wet bar, or take to your private veranda to drink in Zambezi River scenery with a fine beverage in hand

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Deluxe Room

A beautifully furnished interior blends the graceful elegance of Victorian times with luxurious comforts. Sleep in a sumptuous king size bed or twin singles, dressed in fine white linen. Freshen up for days full of adventure and charming evenings in the Victorian style bathroom. Select beverages from the mini bar and step out onto your private veranda to admire views of the Zambezi River. With a writing desk and internet you can also keep in touch with the world and send home updates of your incredible African journeys.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Presidential Suite

Our Presidential Suite is testament to the immaculate class and style that is prevalent throughout the hotel, and has housed royalty, heads of state and celebrities. Sleep in a plush king size bed and enjoy the additional luxuries of a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with a Victorian tub, twin vanities and walk-in shower. Reminisce your adventures in the lounge and savour delectable drinks and meals at your dining table. While your spacious, private veranda reveals majestic vistas of the Zambezi River to complement the refinement of this regal suite.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Adventure, Landmarks, Local Immersion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 173
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Subject to availability.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Please inquire with the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Please inquire with the hotel.

Accepted Forms of Payment

All major Credit card accepted except Dinners

Terms & Conditions

  • Contracted Rates are quoted in US Dollars (USD) and inclusive of prevailing tax of 16%, a 10% Service Fee, and 1.5% Tourism Levy.
  • The Contracted Rates apply to Leisure FIT up to 9 rooms per booking.· Contracted Rates are quoted per room per occupancy - single or double per night.
  • Contracted Rates are Nett and non-commissionable.
  • Suite reservations and rates are subject to availability and confirmation.
  • The Hotel accepts payment into its Zambian (ZMW) bank account, using the applicable exchange rate on the day that payment is being made.
  • All payments to be made in the form of Bank Transfer Notes, Money Order or Telegraphic Transfer·
  • Rates are guaranteed if the US Dollar (USD) does not move up or down by 5% or more between the date of booking and arrival or for the duration of the agreement term.
  • Contracted rates are subject to change without notice, - in the event that any government taxes, service charges, - or levies are amended or introduced.
  • The Hotel has the right to close any date for sale at its discretion and during specific high demand periods, subject to the Hotels written notification.· Room reservations and rates are subject to availability and confirmation unless allocations have been confirmed.
  • Kindly note that this agreement supersedes all previous agreements between the parties for all or part of the same period.
  • Contracted Rates are applicable on the Wholesaler's account only.
  • Should the guest be paying on his/her own account, regular published rates will be applied.
  • The aforesaid special contract rates are offered to the Wholesaler expressly and solely for wholesale use and must be packaged with another significant travel component, such as car rental, air fare or tour package.
  • All rates committed to the Wholesaler are confidential and must not be published at any time or disclosed to any third party for any reason or purpose whatsoever.
  • Under no circumstances are the Contracted Rates to be published including on any internet website without the express permission of the Hotel.
  • Contracted Rates which are not packaged are not permitted to be published including on any internet website.A minimum of 3 nights is required when arriving on the following dates: 29th and 31st December 2020.
  • Contracted Rates are extended on an understanding that the Hotel will be featured in promotional brochures both pictorially and editorially.
  • Importantly, Contracted Rates must be packaged with at least one other significant travel component, such as car rental, air fare or tour package.

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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guest per bedroom
  • Arrival by water taxi along the mighty Zambezi River, for 2 people on arrival at the hotel (The Royal Livingstone is the only hotel on both sides of the Victoria Falls where guests may arrive by water taxi)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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