CHECK OUT – THE LIVINGSTON BY ANANTARA
SOUTHERN AFRICAN COLONIAL-STYLE RESORT AND SPA
Southern African colonial-style resort and spa.
It’s not every day you wake up to a view of Victoria Falls – unless you’re a guest of The Royal Livingstone, that is. It’s the only hotel that overlooks this majestic and iconic Natural Wonder of the world, and is a mere 10-minute walk from it.
Located in Zambia, Southern Africa, The Royal Livingstone’s elegant colonial building stands proudly near the riverbank, where zebras, impalas and giraffes graze freely – you don’t even have to be lucky to spot them.
This close proximity to nature gives guests an intimate experience of Africa’s wild beauty and rich tribal culture, imbued with the charm of the Victorian era.
Designer Paul Duesing, who conceptualised the space with Johannesburg-based firm Carolyn Davies, designed French doors, handcarved colonial-style dining room chairs and an explorer-inspired lounge where the adventurous spirit of Scottish traveller David Livingstone lives on through his collection of paintings, maps and books.
The rooms, on the other hand, are a perfect combination of Victorian charm and earthy Zambian character. They feature the luxurious neutral palette of Africa, antique chests of drawers, and lavish marble bathrooms – an inviting and relaxing atmosphere to come home to after a day of exploring Zambia.
And if you want to get up close and personal with Zambian aromatic and medicinal species, visit the herb garden. Treat yourself to drinks on the expansive sunset deck built under a giant Jackalberry tree, while a flautist plays as the sun sets.
VISIT THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE AT MOSI- OA- TUNYA ROAD, LIVINGSTONE 20100, ZAMBIA, WWW. ANANTARA. COM.
FAR LEFT Leave the modern world behind as you step back into a bygone era when you visit the resort. ABOVE & MIDDLE Guests at the resort can spend the day admiring the scenery from their private veranda, or trekking to the nearby waterfall. TOP The resort is situated along a riverbank, while wild animals gather daily in the morning and evening.