CHECK OUT – THE LIV­INGSTON BY ANANTARA

SOUTH­ERN AFRICAN COLO­NIAL-STYLE RE­SORT AND SPA

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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.

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