David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Front of the David Livingstone Safari Lodge main building

5 Star
72 Rooms
5 Suites
3 are interleading
Victoria Falls:
9 kilometers
Views of:
Zambezi River
Bush/ Riverside Setting
Family Friendly

Fly Into Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone Airport
20 minute transfer
9 km from Falls, Safari Setting

Distances Site Seeing

Victoria Falls
Transfer time: 15 minutes
Mosi oa Tunya National Park
Located in the Park

About the David Livingstone safari Lodge and Spa

The Victoria Falls offers an inescapable closeness to the natural elements and it is this true grandeur that lends a backdrop to the regal David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa.
Constructed on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, this colonial styled structure has 72 well appointed rooms and 5 loft suites that accommodate a total of 154 guests in four star style. There are also 4 rooms that accommodate the disabled comfortably.
A state of the art conference centre ( separate to the hotel ), tropical swimming pool, restaurant and bar ensures that all the guests needs are taken care of.

The lodge offers visitors a restaurant, bar and conference facilities that are suitable to cater for large groups, with a variety of safari excursions and activities in and around the falls. The Lady Livingstone, a 144 seater river cruiser comprising of 3 decks, enables guests to experience Africa in a unique style on the Zambezi River.

All rooms face the river and most rooms look out over the Zambezi, views of which can be enjoyed from your private balcony, morning coffee or evening sundowner in hand of course!

With beautiful views over the river for the ultimate sundowner drinks setting!


Kalai Restaurant

This restaurant is situated at the main lodge and promises contemporary cuisine in a traditional Livingstone-styled restaurant setting. Here, guests can enjoy succulent Afro-Arabian fusion dishes for breakfast (06h30 – 10h30) and dinner (18h30 – 22h00).
The chefs can cater for most dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan.

Gwembe Terrace

The deck area downstairs is situated on the Zambezi River and around the pool. This is a casual meeting place, where guests can sit back, relax and watch the magnificent African sunset while sipping on cocktails and tucking into the local, Livingstone restaurant offerings.

Ujiji bar

Guests are invited to enjoy a wide selection of South African and international wines, as well as choose from a variety of unique cocktails created by our skilled bar butlers.

Facilities at the David Livingstone

The Rooms

Room Types
  • Standard Double
  • Standard Twins
  • Inter-Leading King
  • Suite King
Room Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Toiletries
Room Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • 24-hour Security
  • Activity Desk
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Dining Areas
  • Conference Centre
  • Disability Services
  • Free Wifi
  • Gym
  • Cocktail Bar with big screen Sports
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

The Lady Livingstone

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge has its own river boat, The Lady Livingstone. The cruiser departs daily from its jetty in front of the lodge for a cruise along the Zambezi River. All drinks and snacks are included the cost of the cruise. The boat can accommodate up to 144 people on three levels and can also be hired privately for special functions.
The boat is open to guests outside of the David Livingstone hotel so it is advisable to pre book. Speak to your Southern Routes consultant to pre book it.

Conference Venue:

The state-of-the-art world renowned conference venue, The Victoria Falls Conference Centre, at maximum capacity can accommodate 200 people in banquet set up. 138 Guests can be accommodated in convention style seating while 250 people can be seated comfortably in cinema style.
Southern Routes has conference co-ordinators that have overseen destinations as diverse as Safari destination team building getaways in Madikwe, multi-national corporate getaway to Mauritius, awards weekends with gala dinners in the Drakensberg and of course several conferences in Victoria Falls. Please contact us with your requirements and we can start working with you to put a conference package together that will suit your company.

Nearby Attractions

David Livingstone Hotel is a 15 minute drive ( 7 km ) from Livingstone town and is only 10km from the Victoria Falls.

  • Tour of The Victoria Falls
  • Onsite Lady Livingstone Sunset Cruise
  • White Water Rafting
  • Livingstone Island Tours
  • Gorge Swing / Zip Line
  • Canoe Safaris
  • Flight of the Angels – Helicopter/Microlight
  • Bungee Jump
  • Chobe Day Trip
  • The Elephant Café Experience

All of the activities can be booked with Southern Routes before you leave, or booked on arrival ( subject to availability )


Children of all ages are welcome at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Available Rooms

Bedroom at David Livingstone

Standard Double/ Twin

Max Guests:
2 guests + 1 child u12

All rooms have en-suite facilities. Enjoy views of the Zambezi River from your private balcony. Std features include a colour televisions with satellite channels, safe, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, wake-up calls and a laundry service are provided, in-room mini bar and coffee/tea butler, telephones, internet & e-mail and air-conditioning, separate bath and shower.

Suite at at David Livingstone

Suite King

Max Guests:
2 adults

The suites have a separate lounge/entertainment area as well as a Jacuzzi bath. Normal inclusions include a colour televisions with access to satellite channels, safe, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, in-room mini bar and coffee/tea butler, telephones, wifi and air-conditioning. en-suite facilities include separate bath and shower and there is a private balcony with views of the Zambezi River.

    Child Policy - Accommodation
  • Standard Room:
    Children 0-11 years will be permitted to share with adults (Maximum 2 adults & 1 child with an extra bed or baby cot)
  • Suite:
    Children 0-7 years are not permitted to share with adults in a Suite due to safety concerns as the Suites include an open Jacuzzi
    Child Policy - Meals
  • Child (0-11 years):
    Breakfast Rate $25 per child – including 10% service fee and 16% VAT
    Dinner Rate $30 per child – including 10% service fee and 16% VAT
  • Please note rates may be subject to change

Rates and Packages

Please Note that all packages marked in Rands are issued by the lodge for SADC residents only. Rates for international guests will be quoted separately in USD. Please send us details of your intended itinerary, we have excellent rates for international visitors and will advise you on an itinerary that will suit you and your budget

Rates may change due to currency fluctuations.
Although airport taxes are included these may increase or decrease slightly due to currency fluctuations and changes in govt taxes

Lady Livingstone in front of the David Livingstone lodge on the Zambezi river
pps fromR 14 410

3 Nights with Cruise

  • Return airfare Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe with airport taxes
  • *Cross border transfers VFA/ David Livingstone Hotel return (incl USD3 bridge fee each way)
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Standard room
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 x Dinners per person PER STAY
  • **Sunset Cruise on the Lady Livingstone with local drinks and snacks
  • Excludes USD10 ** river usuage fee

Valid: 15 Feb 2024 to 14 April 2024

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