Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Spectacular Victoria Falls is the widest sheet of falling water in the world! When the Zambezi River is in full flood, watching it crash 100 metres into a steep gorge is best described by the Falls local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Especially on the Zambian side where, when crossing of the Knife-Edge Bridge, you really feel the power of the waterfall with spray coming at you from all directions!

Victoria Falls lies on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Livingstone, the nearest town on the Zambian side, offers a wide range of adventure activities from microlight flights to bungee-jumping and white-water rafting. Zambia’s wildlife is also a huge drawcard: cruise the Zambezi River past pods of hippo or go on a walking safari to see the white rhino in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

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Highlights in Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

  • Go on a guided tour of magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Take to the skies on the ‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter flip
  • Have dinner aboard The Royal Livingstone Express
  • Visit Livingstone Island and swim in the Devil Pools (seasonal)
  • Set off on a daytrip to Chobe National Park
  • Toast the sunset on a Zambezi River cruise

Featured Accommodation

Toka Leya Camp

Toka Leya Camp

Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands, Toka Leya is made up of 12 raised safari tents with a modern touch. Interiors boast tasteful African décor, climate-control, indulgent outdoor bath, and an expansive wooden deck for amazing views. Activities include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and river cruises, amongst others.

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The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Only moments away from the Victoria Falls lies The Royal Livingstone hotel, pride of Zambian hospitality. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier age. The 173 luxurious rooms with their comfortable furnishings are tastefully decorated in the soft earth tones of the bushveld and expansive views of the Zambezi River.

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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

A short drive to the Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma’s main lodge includes 12 luxury tree houses, all connected by wooden walkways. There are also two private houses each with 2 bedrooms, a dining area and deck with a pool. At the lodge, guests can enjoy a game drive, tour of the Victoria Falls, canoeing as well as a cruise on the Zambezi River. Guided walking safaris are very popular as this is the only lodge in the area to offer it.

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The River Club

The River Club

The River Club offers an authentic local experience within the context of Livingstone and the natural heritage of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. The 11 private suites are nestled within the tree line along the magnificent Zambezi River. From their elevated positions, the suites are perfectly situated to view the river, an array of wildlife and birds and Zambia’s natural beauty.

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Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Boasting 8 twin rooms and 2 family units sleeping 4 comfortably, is just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is built with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa.

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Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge

Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge

Zambia’s first (and only) Relais & Chateaux property, Royal Chundu River Lodge has 10 luxurious suites on a private stretch of the Zambezi River. The lodge lies about an hour’s drive upstream of Victoria Falls and offers a host of activities including tiger fishing, canoeing, sunset cruises and an island picnic for two. Each air-conditioned suite has a king-size bed romantically draped in white mosquito netting, twin rain showers, and a generous deck with river views.

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Royal Chundu Zambezi Island Lodge

Royal Chundu Zambezi Island Lodge

Royal Chundu lies on a private stretch of the Zambezi River, less than an hour’s drive from Victoria Falls. This Relais & Chateaux property has two lodges, River Lodge and Island Lodge. Secreted away on a private island, honeymoon-perfect Island Lodge has just four villas surrounded by baobas and Jackalberry trees. Visit the falls, go canoeing or tiger fishing, and after an unforgettable day out return to a candlelit bubble bath set up on your riverside deck.

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Magical Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

Magical Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

Experience the sights and sounds of Zimbabwe on this 10-day African safari. You’ll start your trip off in Zimbabwe’s most remote national park, Mana Pools National Park, before heading to the country’s biggest park, Hwange National Park, for fantastic game viewing. Your journey will end in Livingstone with the wet spray of the mighty Victoria Falls.

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An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

Pack your camera, and visit the most beautiful places in Africa on this 12-day safari. Start your African safari at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a luxury houseboat, followed by a luxurious stay on a private reserve. Spend your last days enjoying the Okavango Delta. This safari is perfect for avid photographers.

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Undiscovered Zambia

Undiscovered Zambia

Zambia is an exceptional safari destination with around 30% of the country protected by parks or reserves. It’s remote and wild, famous for its luxury lodges. Zambia shares a border with Zimbabwe, so your journey will start with seeing the Victoria Falls – and then you’ll be off to see Africa’s wild animals in South Luangwa National Park.

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Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

This is truly ‘Old Meets New’ as the pioneering days of the African wilderness meet the luxurious exclusivity of a private lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This 8-day safari then continues to Livingstone, where you’ll experience Victoria Falls and the Chobe River in Botswana.

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Walk on the Wild Side of Zambia

Walk on the Wild Side of Zambia

During the months of June to October, you can discover the wild side of Zambia. This 10-day itinerary showcases the most incredible walking safaris in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and North Luangwa National Park. You will truly experience Africa’s wildlife and fall in love with the bush. On the last two nights, you will experience Livingstone and its breathtaking Victoria Falls.

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North Luangwa National Park

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South Luangwa National Park

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