Zebra on the outside of The Royal Livingstone Hotel. Zebra grazing in front of the Royal Livingstone Hotel. This hotel has the prime location for the Victoria Falls. It is wonderful to be able to sit in the garden and hear the thunder and see the smoke. The great lawn is beautiful and the sunset bar, built on stilts on the river front, is a superb place to sit and enjoy the sunset. The Royal Livingstone is a grand hotel in a prime location on the banks of the Zambezi. It is so close to the Victoria Falls that you can see the top of them and the spray they give off clearly from the hotel gardens, while listening to the mighty thundering of the water. Around the hotel there are wrought iron chandeliers, smooth polished floors, lavish flower arrangements and big gilt mirrors. There is a wide, sweeping lawn where zebra, warthog and impala often come to graze, with a large swimming pool sloping down to the river. On the river is a fabulous sunset bar, built on stilts over the water. It's stylish, scenic and definitely the place to be as the sun sets. The 173 rooms are arranged in attractive white houses in blocks of ten, all facing the river. You'll be driven by a golf buggy to your room and have a personal butler to look after you throughout your stay. The rooms are international standard hotel rooms, perhaps lacking a little in character but with every facility you could need, including balcony, air conditioning, fan, TV, mini-bar and sound system. The en-suite bathrooms sparkle and have baths and separate showers. There's a large dining room with veranda outside and smart casual attire is required for dinner in the main restaurant. Guests can also enjoy high-tea in the afternoons, at an additional cost, while the hotel also offers spa treatments. Most importantly, it is perfectly located for Victoria Falls, as you can walk from the hotel gardens to the Falls in about 15 minutes. Hotel guests can visit the Falls as much as they like without having to pay an entrance fee, as it is included in the cost of the stay.