Surrounded by Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, Stanley & Livingstone offers an elegant African adventure – a destination itself with a restaurant overlooking a passage of wildlife, a bar, lounge, terrace, and pool facing onto landscaped gardens.
Our thoughtful comforts, attentive service, and excellent food enhance your experience by ensuring you are very well taken care of; just settle in and feel at home.
There are so many adventures to be had in Victoria Falls, and our MORE Family Concierge team is available to arrange them all – Tailor-made guided tours to the Falls, morning and afternoon game drives, a black rhino conservation experience, helicopter flips, canopy swinging, or sundowners on the Zambezi to toast to another great day.
Stanley & Livingstone offers the ideal combination of luxury stays and personalised experiences, including a 5-star African safari. As a contemporary boutique hotel set on a private game reserve within the vicinity of Victoria Falls, it’s both a quiet place to pause and a base for adventure – to be found just minutes away.
Here, you have the freedom to take time out on your busy Southern African itinerary or go exploring in this wondrous destination.
When you stay at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, Victoria Falls is yours to explore – do as little or as much as you like. Our Suites are set apart in tranquil gardens and fronted by furnished terraces.
Each is private and elegantly appointed, no one better than the last, with a fresh approach to colonial style that encourages you to make yourself at home. Two sets of Suites are inter-leading, and each set includes a triple Suite.
DINING AT 1871
1871 restaurant at Stanley & Livingstone is open to hotel guests, visitors, and locals alike, with an incredible view of wildlife on the reserve. The menu pairs excellent wines with enduring favourites like beef fillet, venison loin or pan-fried Zambezi bream; must-try traditional dishes like African sadza and nyama (Zimbabwe’s braai or barbecue); as well as a delicious selection of vegetarian dishes. The sustainable, seasonal, farm-to-table ethos is evident in every single dish.
Clinking generously filled glasses of Cape premium wines, paired with a seasonal menu, in the chandelier-lit 1871 at Stanley & Livingstone is an every-night affair. Dinners under the stars or prettily set up in your Suite are served here, too.
Breakfast could be at your table on the hotel terrace or moved to the lawns overlooking the waterhole. And the golden hours should definitely involve afternoon tea. Whatever you fancy, it will be our pleasure.
SPA & WELLNESS
The natural surroundings should be enough to lift your spirits, but if you need more of a boost there are always revitalising spa therapies, that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room. Our expertly trained therapists offer treatments to rejuvenate the body, quiet the mind and revitalise the spirit.
As well as a place to adventure and discover, Victoria Falls sets a scene of tranquillity, inviting you to unwind and recharge. Our hotel, surrounded by a natural reserve and located a little way from the hum of this much-loved destination, is the ideal place to do this.
Our warm hospitality ensures your every need is met with spa therapies easing any leftover tension, and there’s nothing like being in nature to inspire a sense of well-being.
CELEBRATIONS & HONEYMOONS
Victoria Falls’ deep-rooted romance is irresistible. Close enough to appreciate its allure but far enough to be out of the flurry, our hotel set in the tranquillity of a nature reserve feels like an African Eden. Keep it to yourselves on a far-flung honeymoon or invite friends and family to share in your destination celebration. Either way, we offer the perfect mix of discovery and escape.
A FAMILY ADVENTURE
Our family welcomes yours with an easy-going approach to your entire stay – accommodation, meals, experiences – to keep everyone happy, including your young adventurers.
Fizzing with the excitement of being in a whole new place, they need a little more freedom to have fun, explore, and just be kids. During your time here, our commitment is to creating family experiences that reconnect you with each other and the ‘wonder-fullness’ of life.
With your support, we are able to significantly contribute to conservation on our Victoria Fall Private Game Reserve and towards local community development, and not just through funds generated.
The guests who come through our doors have a wish to get involved and make tangible contributions here, so we have created experiences that bring you to the very heart of this place and make your journey here that much more meaningful – for both you and our causes.
The reserve is a black rhino Intensive Protection Zone and to generate funds for this vital function we bring you the extremely rare chance to see this critically-endangered animal in the wild. After a briefing by your expert VFPGR Guide, set off on a one-of-a-kind game drive.
An African safari in Vic Falls is a wonder in itself – an experience to rival any on the continent, showcasing its most iconic wildlife. Our luxury safaris go out on the 4 000ha (9 900ac) Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve – the only privately-owned reserve within the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls.
All of the Big Five, rare and endangered species, and flourishing birdlife find sanctuary here, and their diverse habitats across grasslands, forests and rivers are idyllic environments to enjoy scenic game viewing experiences – including black rhino game drives.
Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve (VFPGR) is the only privately-owned reserve within the immediate vicinity of the Victoria Falls and the only reserve in the region where you can see the critically-endangered black rhino.
Established in 1996, VFPGR is a conservation success story that includes its designation in 2000 as a rhino Intensive Protection Zone with a thriving monitoring and breeding programme.
Along with once-in-a-lifetime black rhino encounters, VFPGR offers a bucket-list safari experience to rival any of the national parks.
You’ll have the chance to tick off the rest of the Big Five, more big game including the eland and rare sable antelope – Zimbabwe’s national animal – shy and unusual species like bat-eared foxes and aardwolves, as well as an extensive checklist of resident and migratory birds.
It’s thanks to the extraordinary efforts and intelligence of the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve Anti-Poaching Unit that our reserve is such a successful designated rhino Intensive Protection Zone, with a healthy population of the critically endangered species.
Despite facing immensely challenging conditions, this dedicated team has made it their life’s purpose to protect these magnificent animals, almost guaranteed to be seen!
Our early drives take you into a wilderness where wildlife is king. Traversing its basalt plains, open grasslands and teak forests to meet the shores of the Masuwe River, you’ll encounter a great diversity of game, with a chance to see the extremely rare and endangered rhino.
An evening safari offers a whole new perspective on the bush. Curious nocturnal animals are bound to make an appearance, stars twinkle in the dark sky by their millions, but not before the African sunset threatens to steal the show with its effervescent display… leaving you in awe of it all.
Ours is the only walking safari on a Big Five reserve within the vicinity of Victoria Falls. Breeze through the grass, tiny animal tracks, faint grunting in the distance, a flash of feathers, beetle chirps on repeat like a mantra. This is a pared-back, elemental experience that feels all the more real.
Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve is a black rhino Intensive Protection Zone. To generate funds for this vital work, we bring you an extremely rare chance to see this critically endangered animal in the wild.
After a briefing by your field guide, go on a one-of-a-kind game drive. A portion of the funds paid for this unforgettable experience go towards important rhino conservation projects.