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As one of the early settlers in Livingstone wrote in his journal, "At 6 o'clock the sundowner ritual begins…This is a time-honoured social routine…Groups of up to a couple of a dozen would visit each other for a drink, to gossip and exchange news." The two sundecks overlooking the Zambezi River at The Royal Livingstone Hotel make the perfect setting in which to honour this fine tradition, as the sun slips gently into the mist of the thundering falls.
The Royal Livingstone Dining Room will feed your soul and your stomach. Indulge in our fine African-inspired cuisine, and soak up the historical ambiance of the glorious setting. Indoor tables offer a more intimate dining experience, while those outside bring to life the sights and sounds of an African day. The Lounge and Travelers’ Bar caters for high teas and drinks against a backdrop of grand paintings of David Livingstone and décor harking back to an age of exploration and adventure. High Tea is served every day at 15h00 and it’s simply unmissable.
With restaurants and bars overlooking the mighty Zambezi and majestic Victoria Falls, you can expect nothing short of the best from these Royal Livingstone dining options.
African sunsets are legendary, and so much more a sunset right over the Victoria Falls. The Royal Livingstone’s two Sundecks are the perfect location for sundowners. Located right on the Zambezi River, they offer unrivalled views of the river and the thundering Victoria Falls. A sundowner cocktail on one of Royal Livingstone’s sundecks is a must do.
The Royal Livingstone Express is a unique dining venue aboard a steam locomotive train that can host up to 92 people, offering a journey back in time to an era of grace, elegance and romance.
The tradition of High Tea is celebrated daily at 15h00 at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. Enjoy a selection of scrumptious cakes and confectionaries and the Royal Livingstone Hotel’s famous carrot cake.
According to African folklore, trees have their own spirits. The famous Monkey Tree will conjure up a spirit of romance and freedom as you enjoy a unique, 5-star candlelit dinner under its canopy.
The Dining Room is the perfect start and end to a day of adventure. This fine à la carte restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an indoor or outdoor setting. Chef Alex caters for traditional European tastes, but also places a strong emphasis on a menu that will bring you the tastes of Zambia. Chef Anuj brings his Indian influence to the menu.
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.
Every traveller needs a place to unwind, so celebrate the end of your adventure-filled day with cocktails, fine wines and whisky, or the time-honoured Gin and Tonic to a background of live piano music.
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