Garden and main entrance of the Royal Livingstone Hotel.  Stretching along the banks of the Zambezi River, consists of a series of 17 colonial-style buildings with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees and plants. The main hotel is a sequence of thatch-roofed buildings and incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar. A stone’s throw away from the mighty Victoria Falls, the Royal Livingstone overlooks the smooth waters just before it plunges over the legendary waterfall creating a permanent water spray. The hotel has already been named as one of the 'Leading Hotels in the World' for its exceptional levels of service, fine dining, comfort and hospitality. It is a five-star colonial style, luxury hotel which has been designed to capture the opulence and elegance of times gone by.  173 spacious guest rooms are located in two-story clusters and are elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms which have a roomy shower and a Victorian bath. Each room also has a private verandah, overlooking the Zambezi River or the hotel's rolling lawns. There is a sophisticated dining room, or alternatively guests can enjoy meals al-fresco, by the pool or under the acacia trees. The Royal Livingstone is excellently situated for guests to take advantage of the many activities available on the Zambezi River, and around the Falls. Helicopter flights, bungee jumps and white water rafting are just a few examples. Alternatively guests can take their time to sit back and relax by the pool. The swimming pool visually links the river with the terraces of the hotel, with a sweeping timber deck in the swirling waters of the Zambezi. The resort's deep, shaded verandah, offers an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi and is the ideal place to curl up with a book from the well-stocked library.