Name: David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
The Explorer Club Africa design specialist luxury tour packages throughout Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Botswana that promise to be as adventurous as they are luxurious. Their tours combine visits to the spectacular Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba as well as to the tropical shores of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. During a tour you will stay at one of their Signature Properties or in one of their Elite Partner Properties where guests can enjoy a variety of activities including sunset river cruises, canoe safaris, white water rafting and helicopter flights.
The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa situated in Livingstone in Zambia is one of The Explorer Club Africa’s Signature Properties. The lodge itself is set inside Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park which is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, rhinos, buffalo, giraffe and baboons. The lodge consists of 77 rooms en-suite rooms, five of which are suites, three are interconnected (perfect for families) and two rooms comfortably cater to disabled needs. Most rooms look out over the mighty Zambezi River and all guests have a private balcony where they can enjoy a leisurely sun downer whilst taking in the view.
Each of the luxury guestrooms has been decorated in a minimalist style with beautiful pieces of African artwork and design. In-room amenities include air-conditioning, satellite TV (not that you’ll need it, simply look out of the window to enjoy the breathtaking views and wildlife), in room mini bar, coffee / tea butler, safe, hairdryer, telephone, separate bath and shower and of course your own private balcony. The lodge also features a swimming pool and offers wireless internet access in all public areas, 24 hour room service, wake-up calls, baby sitting service, laundry service and shuttles operate daily. Room Tips: rooms further from the reception and restaurant are quieter and rooms on the second floor have better views. While all the rooms are very comfortable, it’s worth spending that little bit extra on a suite (if you can afford it) as they feature an in-room Jacuzzi where you can simply sit-back in the bubbles and watch the Zambezi flow by…..true decadence at its best… and definitely worth the extra expense for a few days. If you are looking for something totally unique, ask for a room overlooking ‘Charlie’, their resident crocodile!
There are several dining options at the The David Livingstone Safari Lodge: The Pool Deck / Gwembe Terrace overlooks the river and provides a true gastronomic experience in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, perfect to sit back and enjoy a magnificent African sunset while sipping on a cocktail. Kalai Restaurant, situated in the main lodge, creates contemporary and traditional Afro-Arabian fusion dishes in a traditional buffet restaurant setting. Finally, the Ujiji Bar is a great place to relax in with a wide selection of South African and international wines as well as a selection of unique cocktails created by the skilled bar butlers.
The lodge has its own onsite Gym and Award-Winning Spa & Wellness Centre, voted Best Safari Spa in Africa and featured in Conde Nast Johansens’ 2015 Collection. The Spa has breathtaking, panoramic views of Zambezi River and Victoria Falls and is run by a professionally trained team of therapists offering treatments including intensive sports massages mud wraps, facials and manicures.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge and the Greater Victoria Falls and Livingstone area is a hive of activity throughout the year. Whether you’re the adventurous type, a nature lover or prefer to sunbath pool-side, the staff will ensure your every need is catered for. The activities available to guests include: bungee jumping; white water rafting; abseiling; bird and game watching; fishing; game drives; walking, horse riding or elephant-back safaris; walking with lions as well as visits to local craft markets and tours to the Victoria Falls. However, a stay at the lodge wouldn’t be complete without a sunset cruise on The Lady Livingstone. Lavishly decked for the utmost comfort, the five star Lady Livingstone is a one hundred and forty four seat, three-deck river cruiser perfect for a relaxing with a few drinks whilst spotting elephants, hippos and crocodiles on the Zambezi (all local beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and snacks are included in your cruise).
The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa truly has it all. Whether you’re looking to simply relax pool-side or get up close and personal with the amazing African wildlife, a stay at this luxury lodge is sure to create memories that last a lifetime.
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