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Royal Livingstone: Stay of Distinction

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,256

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone introduces an unparalleled level of luxury, service and sophistication, offering a retreat from the ruggedness of Africa.


Bathed in the shade of Acacia trees, the raw splendour of the bush blends perfectly with luxurious living. Luxuriate in the sophisticated harmony of antique and ethnic décor, superb cuisine and personalized service. Every detail of this 5-star luxury hotel captures the opulence and elegance of times gone, while echoing the stunning diversity of the African bush.

Curved seductively against the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone Hotel comprises 173 spacious en-suite guestrooms: 118 with twin beds, and 49 with king-size beds, each with its own private verandah, stretched nymph like along the river bank in a series of private villas. This unique river frontage is perfect for guests sipping sundowners and enjoying the view that stretches to the great river and beyond.

In keeping with the hotel's 5-star services, there is a hairstylist on the premises. Manicures and pedicures can be arranged in-room and massages may either be enjoyed at a special facility around the pool, with a view over the river, or in the privacy of your room. With its unique Zambezi River frontage a stone's throw from the rooms, The Royal Livingstone offers a river experience of both adventure and great tranquillity.

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Accommodation in Livingstone

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    The Royal Livingstone by Anantara



    Located immediately upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone offers an unparalleled level of service and sophistication in the region. 20km from Livingstone Airport. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, mostly African in their ...

    Located immediately upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone offers an unparalleled level of service and sophistication in the region. 20km from Livingstone Airport.

    The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, mostly 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. The resort's deep, shaded verandah has an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

    More Details

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,256

Itinerary

Day 1

Livingstone Airport to Avani Victoria Falls Resort/The Royal Livingstone

Duration30 Minutes

The Royal Livingstone by Anantara

Located immediately upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone offers an unparalleled level of service and sophistication in the region. 20km from Livingstone Airport.

The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, mostly 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. The resort's deep, shaded verandah has an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Royal Livingstone by Anantara

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    The Royal Livingstone by Anantara



    Located immediately upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone offers an unparalleled level of service and sophistication in the region. 20km from Livingstone Airport. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, mostly African in their ...

    Located immediately upstream from the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone offers an unparalleled level of service and sophistication in the region. 20km from Livingstone Airport.

    The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings, mostly 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. The resort's deep, shaded verandah has an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

    More Details

Day 2

African Queen Sundowner Cruise

One of the best ways to end an action packed day in the Falls - a tranquil wildlife cruise on the Zambezi River, above the mighty Victoria Falls. One has a most unique vantage point to watch hippo, crocodile and various animals that come to the river's edge to drink. Sip a sundowner as the light fades - a gorgeous burnt-orange glow on the river - spectacular.Tasty snacks and local drinks are included.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Avani Victoria Falls Resort/The Royal Livingstone to Livingstone Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICES INCLUDES:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights' accommodation with breakfast daily
  • Tour of the Falls
  • Sunset cruise

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International or domestic airfare not mentioned
  • All airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Based on minimum 2 or more passengers, please inquire for singles travelling alone.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Architecturally, the buildings take their cue from African resonances. The Royal Livingstone Hotel stretches luxuriously along the banks of the Zambezi River. 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.

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  verandah, 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.

Only footsteps from the Zambezi River, the rooms and suites offer a tranquil retreat from the unconstrained beauty of their surroundings. The Royal Livingstone, is a 5-star, 173-roomed luxury hotel. The rooms are two-storey clusters and each cluster comprises approximately 10 en-suite air-conditioned rooms, offering private balconies or terraces. Interior furnishings accentuate the influences of Africa translated into a cultured sumptuousness that reflects the essence of African Bush life. Natural light invades the bathrooms, as the luxurious sized showers allow natural light to filter through a milk-glass window.

The Guest Rooms Comprise The Following:

  • Presidential Suite
  • Standard Suite
  • Standard King
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Paraplegic

Standard Room Features & Amenities:

  • Butler service (from 7:00am - 11:00pm)
  • Satellite TV
  • Radio on TV set
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Mini-safe
  • Telephone with message/wake-up/voice-mail facilities
  • Dry-cleaning & Laundry
  • Cots
  • Baby-sitting service
  • 24 hour room service
  • Video in suites

 

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:

Dining 

The food served in the restaurants of the Royal Livingstone are inspired by the mixed influences of Africa and the results are a culinary exploration garnered from the many different cultures that prevail in this diverse and delightful continent.

The Livingstone Dining Room

Dress: Smart 
Hours: Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Capacity: 130 seats in the main dining room, with a further 30 on the veranda and 80 outside.

The à la carte restaurant seats 140 diners, and is delightful mixture of modern sophistication and old worldly style.

The menus at the Royal Livingstone read like an African folk legend. The mezze presented tableside on Ku'omboko Canoe Trays offer Za'alouk salad and Carpaccio of Nile Perch. There are 11 items on this tray including mint tabbouleh and a plantain and green banana salad, Sweetwater marinated prawn tails and coriander marinated mushrooms.

An alternative or in addition to the cold mezze are Warm Kemia such as Minced Herbed Kofta in Capsicum and Tomato Sauce, Coconut and Lemongrass Marinated Chicken Sate, and Plantain, Chili and Polenta Fritters, or a Terrine of Marinated Wild Boar with Cumberland Sauce.

On the main a la carte menu is a dazzling array of dishes from the river and ocean. They include Oven Roasted Zambezi Bream served with a Chili, Onion and Tomato Sambal and Cornmeal Dumplings, or a catch of the day cooked in a Cataplan - like a Papiliotte - with white wine, onions, tomato and King Prawns.

Bush and game fare includes warthog and wild boar cutlets marinated and grilled with a poivrade game sauce, or Sizzling Kudu - filleted strips with ginger and garlic, green beans and sweet potato fries.

The Lounge

Hours: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Capacity: 20 seats

The lounge is warm and comfortable and offers light refreshments, a wide selection of teas, coffees and pastries. High Tea is served on certain days (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

The Verandah

Hours: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Capacity: 30 seats

Lunch is served alfresco on the veranda overlooking the rolling lawns and the mighty Zambezi River. Light refreshments are also served throughout the day.

The River 

For guests with an appreciation for adventure, the Zambezi is Africa's playground. Guests may view Africa's Big Five on a cruise up the river, up close from a private Land Rover, or even take in the scenery from the elevated perspective of an Elephant's back. Keen sportsmen can pit their wiles against the legendary Tigerfish, or test their nerves against the mighty rapids of the Batoka Gorge in a white water raft or a jet boat. In the quiet evening, you may choose to spend your time in one of the sophisticated bars of the resort or trying your luck in The Falls Casino, and then fall asleep between crisp cool sheets to the sounds of the ancient African night.

Casino 

Exhilaration of a different kind is to be found at the slot casino, where a total of 77 slot machines tempt those with a taste for chance. Up to the minute smart-card technology operates the machines. Smart cards give players coinless playing time. The card, having been credited with the amount of money the player requires, is inserted in the slot to be played, and the game begins. Payouts are made on re-presentation of the card to cashiers. A comfortable bar provides drinks, tea and coffee.

Cycling 

To allow guests to explore the surrounding area, there are mountain bikes for hire at The Falls Activity Centre.

Swimming 

The poolside beckons and the service is  superior. There are a variety of poolside activities at the Zambezi Sun that encourage guests to venture towards its azure blue depths. The huge free-form pool meanders round a pavilion restaurant and an outdoor bandstand and dance floor. An established group entertain guests with soft jazz, blues and impromptu pop music. The pool deck is also the scene of more formal occasions such as cocktail receptions and alfresco dining.

Happy Hippo Club 

The Happy Hippo Club, which is every child's idea of holiday heaven, gives parents plenty of free time to discover all the area's attractions. Children enjoy a varied range of activities that include full day or half day excursions to places of interest, daily fun and games and nature walks.

This supervised haven is available to children from 2 - 12 years of age. Children between the ages of 2 - 4 must be accompanied by an adult, or baby-sitter (available at an extra cost), if they are not potty-trained. Baby-sitters can be arranged through your hotel and are also available during the evening.

Staff are specially selected and undergo extensive training in child-care and first aid, ensuring that the child and the parent feel protected and secure.

The Royal Salon - International Hair and Beauty 

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the mighty Zambezi River while having a luxurious outdoor body massage or sit back and enjoy the healing power of a magnificent foot massage while relaxing next to the swimming pool. Try any of the internationally renowned hair and beauty services: paraffin wax manicures and pedicures, personalised facials, hair removal, hair care for ladies and gents.

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