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If you find yourself on an African Safari, you will most likely start, end or go through Victoria Falls. When the tranquil Zambezi River plummets 108 metres over a 1.7 kilometre wide cliff to form the world’s largest curtain of waterfall, one can only stand in awe at the noise and sheer volume of water giving rise to its local name Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the Smoke that Thunders.’ Visitors will find Livingstone to be the ultimate location for white-water rafting. It offers superb wildlife sightings and the opportunity to walk along the edge of the Falls to Livingstone Island, where a heart-racing swim in the Devil’s Pool promises to cool you down from the soaring summer heat.

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is a beautifully appointed thatched lodge oozing with charm set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi. The Executive Suites are complete with a private jacuzzi and all Standard Luxury Rooms boast a river-view vista overlooking Siloka Island. All rooms are west-facing and take advantage of the spectacular African sunsets. A proud recipient of The World Luxury Spa Award for Best Safari Spa in Africa, the Spa comprises several serene treatment and relaxation zones for the ultimate Zambian escape. Continue the relaxation at Ujiji Bar where craft gins, South African wines and cold beers are brought to you by expert bar butlers followed by a meal at Kalai, a healthy Afro-Arabian restaurant. Have a dip in the lodge’s famous infinity pool and sip a cocktail from the riverside deck. Watch the misty sheath of the mighty Victoria Falls or hop into a jetboat and enjoy a unique dining experience upstream at The Elephant Café, rated Zambia’s top restaurant.

When business calls, The Victoria Falls Conference Centre and Boardroom is an inspiring venue overlooking the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. A prime space for a wedding reception to international conferences, workshops or cocktail functions, anything is possible at this exclusive venue. End a busy day under the starlit sky at the open-air Boma and amphitheatre and look forward to a traditional cuisine experience and performances by local talent. 

Time your visit to Livingstone to catch a ‘moonbow’ – when the moon is full, the sky is clear and Victoria Falls are at their peak flow, huge rainbows appear through the mist at night. This unique event is visible the day before, the day of and the day after the full moon. The exhilarating ‘Flight of the Angels’ is another exceptional experience and those with a flair for the vintage may board and dine upon an exquisitely restored classic steam train with a bi-weekly stop on the glamourous Victoria Falls Bridge built in 1905 before settling down to a sumptuous five-course menu. Throughout the day, guests are welcome to hop aboard the complimentary shuttles to Victoria Falls and Livingstone Museum – a venue which devotes an impressive gallery to the adventures and memorabilia of Scottish explorer David Livingstone.

All experiences can be booked on-site with Safari Par Excellence (SAFPAR) – the pioneers of adventure activities in Livingstone. Famed as the Best One-Day White Water Rafting in the World, SAFPAR delivers a fun, safe but challenging day on the mighty Zambezi with an experienced team who are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation. SAFPAR also offer unique multi-day rafting expeditions, canoe trails, village tours, safari drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and day trips to Chobe National Park. Celebrate the end of an adventurous day in Livingstone “the Zambian way” – with a spectacular sunset on the Zambezi River, new friends, a pink gin & tonic in hand and gourmet nibbles. The Lady Livingstone is located at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa and offers a daily scheduled sunset cruise enjoying the abundant wildlife along the banks of the Zambezi River.

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