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“The snow-white sheet seemed like myriads of small comets rushing on in one direction, each of which left behind its nucleus rays of foam…the most wonderful sight I had witnessed in Africa.” ~ David Livingstone, the first westerner to set eyes on Victoria Falls in 1955
This is still true today: the glorious grandeur of the Falls causes even the savviest traveller to gasp in awe. Over five hundred million tons of water plummet per minute over a mile-long precipice, roaring into a gorge fathoms below, and the rainbow columns of spray can be seen from miles away.
Just a short stroll from the falls, The Royal Livingstone Hotel is perched along the banks of the sparkling Zambezi River, and it is no surprise to see a zebra or antelope wandering around the property. Cool mist rises from the river, keeping you cool and refreshed as you take breakfast on the veranda or lounge beside the pool. Your spacious suite here is elegantly decorated, and the rooms exude a gracious warmth and charm which is echoed by the staff. A view of the river or the gardens beckons you outside, where the falls await.
Care for relaxation? Float lazily along the Zambezi River in a river boat, sipping a cocktail and watching the antics of hippo pods in the water. Or visit the Simonga Village to meet the local people, hearing their stories and legends about the Falls and the great Zambezi.
For more excitement, we embark on a helicopter tour of the Falls, gasping at the unparalleled views. Elephant-back riding, canoing and even white-water rafting are other exhilarating options.
Whether you’re searching for relaxation or invigoration, a visit to Livingstone Island, where the famous Dr. Livingstone first viewed Victoria Falls, is a must. We begin this exciting trip with an exhilarating ride through the channels of the Zambezi in twin-engine boats, bound for the very edge of the Falls where the island sits. We explore the island, learning the ancient history of this this place and experiencing the thrill of standing in the river just inches from the Falls in the Devil’s Pool, aa miraculously current-free eddy.
Twice as tall as Niagara Falls, and several times longer, Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world. It’s an unforgettable sight, and one that we can enjoy as our exclusive backyard view at Royal Livingstone. The Falls are yours, here, and you can appreciate them in exquisite comfort and privacy. Touch the waters of the Zambezi just meters before it plunges over the falls, cross the gorge on a narrow bridge that provides spectacular views, and photograph a wonder of the world—all within walking distance of your room.
A note for families & children:
Royal Livingstone Hotel is happy to host children of all ages—in fact, children two and under stay free. Baby-sitting services are also available.
Elegant bathroom at the Royal Livingstone
The Royal Livingstone lobby decked out for the holiday season
Victoria Falls' mists are clear and close to the Royal Livingstone dining area
Warmth and comfort in a Royal Livingstone bedroom
Daredevils can see Victoria Falls up close via hang-glider
The astounding power and beauty of Victoria Falls
Explore the breathtaking Victoria Falls from the ground, air and water