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Welcome to the fourth article in our luxury getaways series, where we aim to introduce you to the top, most highly recommended resorts, lodges and hotels in Africa. If you missed the first three articles in the series, where we introduced you to the Thornybush Game Lodge in South Africa, the Palms Beach Resort in Zanzibar, and the Mena House Hotel at Giza, Egypt, feel free to catch up here, here and here.
Location, Location, Location
Bordering the Zambezi National Park and situated mere minutes from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the 6000-acre Stanley and Livingstone Game Reserve offers guests a diverse and truly unique African experience. It is said that there is a profound magic about the Victoria Falls, with its towering column of spray, thunder of falling water and the terrifying abyss of the Zambezi gorge below, offset by tranquil lagoons and islands teeming with wildlife.
About Stanley and Livingstone
2013 winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the Stanley and Livingstone Game Reserve offers guests world-class accommodation – enhanced by bucket list-worthy experiences.
Experiences on offer include: Twice-daily game drives within the private game reserve [home to the Big Five and over 2000 different game species that roam the pristine reserve]; walking safaris; rhino searches; elephant-back safaris; tours to Victoria Falls [the “only place in the world where you can see a multitude of rainbows through the mist”], sundowner cruises on the Zambezi, adventure activities [from white-water rafting down the Batoka Gorge, to bungee jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, to helicopter flips over the falls] and village tours.
Board and Lodge
At the Stanley and Livingstone Game Reserve five-star accommodation is on the menu, in the form of two distinctly different options. Guests can either stay at the Stanley and Livingstone Safari Lodge – a luxury all-suite lodge, with each suite consisting of a spacious bedroom, en-suite Victorian-style bathroom, lounge and individual secluded patio – or at Ursula’s Camp – an intimate, private retreat offering top notch small group or family self-catering accommodation [full-board and half-board options are also available].
The Victoria Falls are a must for any discerning traveller, and if you are paying the falls a visit and are seeking the ultimate in luxury accommodation and unforgettable experiences, the Stanley and Livingstone Game Reserve is – in our opinions – the best place to stay.
Photo Credit: http://www.stanleyandlivingstone.com/
Words by Illona Meyer
The STREAM AFRICA Team