David Livingstone Safari Lodge

David Livingstone Safari Lodge: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Good (83%) From 6 reviews
All year

Opened in July 2008, the four-star David Livingstone Safari Lodge has been built on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River. It has 77 well-appointed rooms and 5 loft suites, all with views to the river. It is a colonial styled structure, built using stone, wood and earth, giving a natural feel. The fittings are made from gold, bronze and copper, giving a colonial feel, and the furnishings reflect rich east African colours. The lodge has a state of the art conference centre, tropical swimming pool, restaurant and bar and is in close proximity to Victoria Falls and overlooking “Siloka" island, in the centre of the river.

The lodge has a spa, offering various treatments such as massages, manicures and pedicures.

The hotel also has their own triple-decked 144-seater river cruiser – the Lady Livingstone, which offers sunset cruises along the Zambezi. Livingstone itself offers a variety of activities, including game drives, helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, Zambezi River cruises, white water rafting, and elephant encounters. A tour of the falls is not to be missed, and the David Livingstone museum in the town centre is fascinating.

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge is usually arranged on a bed-and-breakfast basis.


Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: We recommend two to three nights in order to take advantage of all the activities available in Livingstone.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining


Attitude towards children: Children are welcome.

Property’s age restrictions: Children of all ages are welcome.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: The closest doctor is in Livingstone, approximately a 25 minute drive away.

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge