If you like a little elegance, you will love The Stanley & Livingstone. With its blend of modern and Victorian styles, this is one lodge with the wow factor – and the Rhino Search is one of our favourite activities ever! High marks from YZ.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve - a 2,500 hectare Big Five reserve, which borders the Zambezi National Park.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The lodge’s main building is approached via a path through a manicured lawn and nestles behind some trees. It has a thatched roof, high ceilings, and large windows that create a light and airy feel. The restaurant features tables covered with spotless white cloths, while beautiful glassware and chandeliers add a touch of class. The lounge area contains plenty of sofas covered in colourful cushions, which contrast nicely with the white walls and beamed ceilings. The bar area, decorated in cream and green, has further seating, with tables for your drinks. Head outside to the large patio area and you will find tables and chairs for outside dining, shaded by large umbrellas to protect you from the sun. The cool blue swimming pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, should you wish to sunbathe. Altogether, the lodge is comfortable and well planned out, so you have everything you need while you enjoy your stay!
Each of the 16 suites at The Stanley & Livingstone has a comfy bedroom, a living area, and a private patio for viewing wildlife at the neighbouring waterhole. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious, with carpeting underfoot and plenty of storage space. The en-suite facilities cleverly combine modern and Victorian styles, providing a decadent feel whether you relax in the bath or take a quick shower. Each suite is air conditioned and has a wide range of amenities, including a television and DVD player, a telephone, a safe, and a mini-bar. Guests choose from a double suite, a twin suite, an interleading suite (these have one double and one twin bed), or the honeymoon suite, which boasts superb views from its flush toilet! All options have free Wi-Fi.
The Stanley & Livingstone provides a marvellous mixture of activities. Guided game drives are available in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve – here you will have an opportunity to see the Big Five, in addition to many other predators and herbivores. The guides are skilled in tracking the animals and you have a great chance of seeing them! Travelling along the shores of the lake, you can enjoy a vast variety of birdlife as well as antelope species. Drives take place throughout the day, at a time that suits you. Evening game drives include a bush dinner, which is an experience not to be missed! But perhaps the most exciting activity here is the Rhino Search, which happens every morning and every afternoon. Black rhino are among the rarest animals on the planet, so it is thrilling to be able to track them in the Reserve – highly recommended by YZ!