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Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is the area’s first boutique hotel, with just 16 Suites, which offers guests (of all ages) a place to pause on a spectacular Southern African itinerary. The hotel’s elegant-yet-approachable design is a fresh take on the colonial style, and its spaces – a lounge, bar, restaurant, terrace and pool facing onto the neighbouring reserve waterhole – encourage guests to settle in and unwind. Every comfort, attentive service and good food enhance the experience, ensuring guests are very well taken care of.

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;as well as a delicious selection of vegetarian and Vegan dishes. The sustainable, seasonal, farm-to-table ethos is evident in every single dish.


Though thoroughly modern in their luxuries, 16 Suites capture the charm of a bygone era. Their fresh design is an easy-going approach to colonial style, inviting you to make yourself at home. Each has a canopied king-size bed, minibar, slipper bath and walk-in shower, TV lounge, and terrace – for morning coffees and private dinners.


Just a 10-minute drive from Victoria Falls, with complimentary daily transfers provided, Stanley & Livingstone offers the best of both worlds – a tranquil place in nature to restore self and the perfect base from which to enjoy many of the surrounding activities, from gorge swings to game drives, and much more.

Guests visiting the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a black rhino; the proceeds of which go towards supporting the dedicated anti-poaching unit. Through their visit, guests, therefore, contribute directly to the preservation of one of the world’s critically endangered animal species.

Unique Selling Points

  • Victoria Falls’ first boutique hotel
  • Primely located a 15-minute drive from the area’s namesake Victoria Falls – A UNESCO World Heritage Site and acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World
  • Just 16 luxury Suites, both elegant and approachable in their décor, encourage guests to settle in and feel at home
  • Guests of all ages are welcome and well-catered for with family-friendly accommodation, meals, and activity offerings
  • The hotel’s gourmet restaurant makes dining an occasion – as anticipated as the activities
  • The hotel’s own Private Travel Desk is available to take care of all guest arrangements, from activities – on and off the property – and restaurant reservations, to transfers
  • Complimentary, shared airport transfers between the hotel and Victoria Falls Intl Airport, and Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Intl Airport (Livingstone Airport)
  • An ideal base from which to explore, as well a tranquil place to pause in one of the continent’s most visited destinations


Q Weather

Hot summers from September to April, and mild winters from May to August
During summer, daytime high temperatures average 30°C/86°F, while night-time lows seldom drop below 14°C/57°F
The summer rains wash through the area between November and March, and dramatic thunderstorms may light up the afternoons
During winter, daytime high temperatures average 20°C/68°F, while night-time lows average a chilly 8°C/46°F
Winter is the dry season, and days are usually clear and sunny

Q Best time to travel

A year-round travel destination, with hot summers and mild winters
February to May: last months of the rainy season, when the Victoria Falls have their highest flow and are at their most impressive
June to August: warm days and cool evenings, with little to no rain, but plenty of water still flows over the falls
October to November: dry months, when the falls are at their lowest – but without the dense spray from the falls, visitors are afforded a clear view
Water flow over Zimbabwe’s side of the falls is permanent, with the volume changing according to the seasons

Q Health info

Malaria: Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is located in a malaria area, and we urge you to consult your doctor about malarial prophylactics before visiting.
Yellow fever: There is no risk of yellow fever in Zimbabwe – proof of vaccination on applying for a Zimbabwean visa is only required if you are travelling from a yellow fever risk country (e.g. Zambia).

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