The Royal Livingstone, Zambia | Discover Africa Safaris

The Royal Livingstone

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia

Part of the Zambia Safari Collection

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On 16 November 1855, David Livingstone first laid eyes upon the falls that would define him, and an entire country. He lay down on an island in the middle of the Zambezi River, and close to where its waters thunder down a 110-metre drop. The rising mist that he had seen almost 30 kilometres away drizzled on him like rain. The Kololo people with whom he had travelled down the Zambezi to this point 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. Before leaving the island, he carved his initials into the bark of a tree. “The only time I have been guilty of this act of vandalism," he said. DL. David Livingstone. And as he looked again at the magnificent site 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 Africa, your own story waits to be told.

The Royal Livingstone Details

Activities offered at the lodge

River rafting
Safari and wildlife tours


Dining/Communal Area
Fitness Center
Free High-Speed Internet
Kids Activities
Room Service
Spa Services
Swimming Pool

Included in your stay

Meals: Breakfast

The Royal Livingstone Map

The Royal Livingstone's location in Zambia on Google Maps

Reviews on our safaris in this area

I found Discover Africa to be first class. All my questions were answered quickly and sensibly. Megan, with whom I dealt throughout, was helpful and patient and responded to any questions or queries I had rapidly and efficiently. The price…

Colin Duncan

Working with Megan from Discover Africa to set up our safari was a breeze. She managed to get us to all of the locations we wanted to get to and the camps we wanted to visit. She was incredibly responsive and helped us with any questions or…

Jon Nafziger

from United States of America

Two male lions tried to take on an older female lion. The alpha male recently died and they were trying to take over his pride. The female lion was having none of it and while the males tried to tag team her; she swatted her massive paw at…

Kay Oczkowski

from United States of America

We have just returned from our 3rd African safari, this time as far north as Zambia and had an amazing time. It was everything we expected and more. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife spectacular and the kids loved every minute of…

Howes Family

from New Zealand

Just a quick note to thank Discover Africa for their services during our recent trip to Zambia. The arrangements went like clockwork.

Robert Hibbert

from United Kingdom