The Stanley and Livingstone is a boutique luxury safari lodge on a private game reserve, 15 minutes' ride from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side.
Leaving the tented world of Botswana and Zambia safaris behind, the Stanley and Livingstone is the answer to an overdose of rustic safari chic. Your suite is a brick-and-mortar palace with a high thatched roof, deep wall-to-wall carpeting, plush en suite bathroom with a free-standing slipper bath and a power shower, four-poster bed, air con, mini bar, home entertainment centre and a private verandah overlooking a lush sub-tropical garden and a busy waterhole.
The living area at The Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls - to use its full name - features an elevated game viewing deck with a passing parade of elephant, buffalo, antelope and plains game. A plush bar, intimate dining room and an open terrace all look out over the waterhole. The mood throughout recreates Victorian elegance with polished hardwood finishes, leather-coated luxury, antique objets and historical artwork.
The Stanley and Livingstone has made its name for excellent service, fine dining and a secluded and tranquil location. The safari hotel is situated in the 6,000-acre Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve adjoining the Zambezi National Park.
In the private reserve: game drives; night drives; walking safaris; lion and elephant interaction; fishing; birdwatching; overlooking a waterhole. In Victoria Falls: guided tours of Victoria Falls; sunset cruise on the Zambezi; scenic flight over the falls; adventure sports
Activities within the reserve include day and night game drives, bush dinners, a thrilling walking safari with habituated lions and fascinating elephant-back safaris. Beyond the Stanley and Livingstone, Victoria Falls has every conceivable activity ranging from serene to terrifying.