Dr David Livingstone statue on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Mosi-Oa-Tunya – The Smoke That Thunders – the local name for the Victoria Falls, is recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sun International Zambia, The Falls Resort is a 46-hectare paradise, situated within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, which fringes the Zambezi River and overlooks the Victoria Falls. The resort incorporates the three-star Zambezi Sun, and the sophisticated five-star hotel, The Royal Livingstone. The town of Livingstone, founded in 1905, was named after the famous Scottish missionary, Dr. David Livingstone who explored much of the area. This charming historic town has much to offer the visitor, including three museums: the Livingstone Museum traces the history of man in Zambia and has a good collection of memorabilia relating to Dr. David Livingstone; The Victoria Falls Field Museum which stands on an archaeological site with artifacts dating back millions of years, and the Railway Museum, detailing the years when Livingstone was the Railway Capital of a vast region and when much of its wealth came from the railways. I had the pleasure of staying at The Royal Livingstone, reminiscent of a by-gone era of colonial sophistication, where I was welcomed with iced tea and personal attention in the elegant lounge. With my luggage installed, Kennedy my butler proceeded to give me a ‘tour’ of my luxurious en-suite room, taking care to check whether I would need my towels and linen changed daily – this was just the start of my journey into exploring the responsible tourism initiatives that saw The Falls Resort named as the overall winner at the 2009 Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism. As part of their commitment to being a sustainable tourist destination, The Royal Livingstone Hotel and Zambezi Sun were proud to achieve Platinum Heritage Status for environmentally responsible tourism in 2009. The daily operations are underpinned by their concern for the environment and the development and implementation of the Environmental Policy has received highest priority since August 2003.