The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa is located on the Zambezi River banks with stunning views of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. This was the same view that fascinated David Livingstone, the courageous explorer and missionary who was the first European to witness the Victoria Falls.

The lodge offers 4-star comfort, comprises of 77 en-suite rooms, all of which provide river-facing views for guests to relax and enjoy the breath-taking African sunset from their private balcony.

In addition, the hotel offers its own luxurious boat, The Lady Livingstone, which is a three-decker river cruiser designed for groups and individuals. The elegant spa features treatment rooms for individuals as well as couples, where you can indulge in a remarkable experience of receiving restorative treatments by our skilled spa therapists, and the ideal way to end your day.

Furthermore, the lodge is located in a convenient central area that provides easy access to all of the major activities in the Victoria Falls region.


  • Rooms – 72 Standard Rooms, 5 Signature Suites
  • Child Policy – All ages accepted
  • Spa – Yes
  • Malaria Area – No
  • Conference – Yes
  • Big 5 Area – No
  • Location – Livingstone – Zambia
  • Drive Time – Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Int. Airport 13 km (Livingstone Airport)


Dining Venue

We are thrilled to offer our guests a variety of culinary options to suit their tastes and preferences. With three distinctive restaurants on site, boma dinners on request, there is something for everyone. For an exquisite fine-dining experience, we recommend The Kalai Restaurant, where you can indulge in a diverse range of local and international flavours while enjoying stunning views of the Zambezi River. The Gwembe Terrace offers a more casual dining experience, with a mouth-watering menu of grilled meats, fresh salads, and delicious light bites. Take in the spectacular views of the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River while enjoying your meal. Finally, the Ujiji Bar is the perfect spot for a relaxed drink or quick bite, featuring an extensive selection of local and imported beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two or a lively gathering with friends and family, we have the perfect dining option to suit your needs.

Kalai Restaurant

Located at the main lodge, the Kalai Restaurant provides a unique blend of contemporary cuisine and traditional Livingstone-style dining experience. The restaurant serves up delectable Afro-Arabian fusion dishes for breakfast and dinner, with operating hours from 06:30 to 10:30 and 18:30 to 22:00, respectively. The chefs at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge are also happy to accommodate guests’ specific dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Gwembe Terrace

Located on the scenic Zambezi River and encircling the inviting pool, the deck area downstairs provides an unforgettable gastronomic experience. As a casual gathering spot, guests are encouraged to unwind and soak in the awe-inspiring African sunset, while indulging in expertly crafted cocktails and savouring the delectable cuisine from the renowned Livingstone restaurant. Whether you are in search of a romantic evening for two or a lively gathering with friends and family, the deck area is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Ujiji Bar

Our guests are warmly welcomed to indulge in a diverse range of local and international wines, meticulously selected to tantalize the senses and complement our culinary offerings. Our skilled bar butlers have also crafted a range of unique cocktails that are sure to delight even the most discerning palate. From refreshing classics to innovative creations, our cocktail menu is designed to enhance your experience and leave you with unforgettable memories. Join us for a truly remarkable drinking and dining adventure that celebrates the rich flavours of South Africa and beyond.


Our conference facility boasts a stunning combination of traditional thatched roofing and modern glass architecture, creating a stylish and comfortable setting. With cutting-edge equipment and air conditioning, this venue is an ideal choice for those seeking a modern and hassle-free event.

Located near the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, this conference facility is nestled within the wildlife sanctuary of Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, offering a truly unique and breath taking experience. From thrilling game drives to stunning birdwatching opportunities, the surroundings of this venue offer an array of activities that can be enjoyed during breaks and after the conference. Treat your attendees to a one-of-a-kind experience that they will never forget by choosing this venue for your next conference or event.

  • Break-out rooms, an organiser’s office, check-in lounge and/or a storage area are also available
  • Flexible event space (250m2) overlooking the African bush
  • Cinema: 250-seater;
  • Banquet: 176-seater;
  • Conventional: 170-seater
  • Exclusive boardroom facility for up to 12 delegates
  • Broadband Internet and Wi-Fi
  • LCD projector
  • Plasma monitor
  • 4m x 7m drop-down screen
  • Surround-sound audio system
  • PC-compatible interfacing with all equipment (LCD projector)

The Livingstone area is known for its thrilling activities that cater to adventurers of all levels. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, white-water rafting on the Zambezi River is a must-do experience. Safari game drives offer the opportunity to witness the majestic wildlife of Africa up close, while helicopter or microlight flights over Victoria Falls provide breath taking aerial views of one of the world’s natural wonders. Guests can also jump onto a top-of-the-line river cruiser which is situated at The David Livingstone Hotel that has been meticulously designed to ensure guests have everything they need for a comfortable and unforgettable journey.

The Lady Livingstone Cruise

The hotel features a luxurious river cruise called The Lady Livingstone, which is docked beside the lodge. Every day, guests can embark on the must-try Livingstone experience of a sundowner cruise aboard The Lady Livingstone.

This top-of-the-line river cruiser has been meticulously designed to ensure guests have everything they need for a comfortable and unforgettable journey. With a capacity of 144 passengers across three decks, The Lady Livingstone offers lavish amenities and thoughtful touches to accommodate both groups and individuals.

Spa Treatments

Indulge in a truly unforgettable experience as our expert therapists provide restorative treatments using their advanced skills, intuitive healing, and our delightful organic skincare products, which are proudly African and cruelty-free. At The David Livingstone Spa, we offer a wide range of treatments including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures, all of which can be enjoyed as a romantic couples’ treatment or a relaxing individual session. As a guest of the hotel or spa, you are welcome to book a complimentary session in our steam room and plunge pool, available daily from 08:00 to 19:00, allowing you to unwind and leave behind the stresses of the day. Please note that due to the high demand for our spa services, advanced booking is recommended. Get ready to feel renewed and ready to explore all that Livingstone has to offer after visiting The David Livingstone Spa.

Nearby Activities 

There is a wide range of thrilling activities on offer in the area which includes the following:

• Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi River
• The Elephant Café
• Chobe Day Trips (Botswana)
• Helicopter & Microlight Flights
• Canoe Safari
• Devils Pool Swim
• Game Drives and Walks
• Fishing
• Bungee Jumping
• White Water Rafting
• Abseiling
• Chief Mukuni Village Tour & Craft Market
• Guided Tours to the Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)