On 16 November 1855, David Livingstone first laid eyes on the waterfall that would define his life story, and that of an entire country. Visible from over 30km away, the Kololo people with whom he had travelled downriver called it Mosi-oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders. As the first European to witness this magnificent site, he decided to name it Victoria Falls in honour of his Queen.

    David Livingstone took one last look at the magnificent sight before him, he thought to himself, “This will tell our story". At the Royal Livingstone Hotel on the banks of a river that flows through the soul of our continent, your own African story waits to be told.​

 Whats On

  • 26 June 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Royal African Experience

    Royal African Experience

    Book your luxury stay with us. Get 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfast and explorer’s leisure activities included.
  • 26 June 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Royal River Package

    Royal River Package

    Explore all that Victoria Falls & The Zambezi River has to offer in supreme luxury, with a 2 night stay.
  • 30 September 2014 - 30 November 2014
    The Royal Honeymoon Package

    The Royal Honeymoon Package

    Make your most precious day truly unforgettable with this fantastic package offer.

 The Royal Livingstone Lounge

  • The Royal Livingstone Lounge


    Light Meals & Snacks
    ( Vegetarian )

    Dress Code

    Smart casual

    Trading Hours

    • Open 24-hours Mon - Sun
    • Early Coffee: 06h00 - 07h00 Mon – Sun

    The Royal Livingstone Lounge

    ​The Lounge is the perfect place to soak up the paintings of Sir David Livingstone, hand-drawn maps of his African travels, and an array of artefacts and books that inspire a sense of adventure and travel.​


 Rooms & Rates

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 Things to do


 Latest News

  • The Storyteller of Livingstone

    Meet Edward Minyoni, the official storyteller at the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia.

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  • The Blind Farmers of Livingstone

    A farming project involving blind farmers is setting a new benchmark for community sustainability in Africa.

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 Conference & Meetings

  • The Falls Resort is a premier conference facility, with the Royal Livingstone Hotel making for a memorable 5-star conferencing experience.

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