The Smoke that Thunders – as the lion roars

For a classic bush experience reminicent of a by-gone era in the heart of Victoria Falls, treat your guests to a safari at the Stanley & Livingston Safari Lodge, writes Des Langkilde.

The 6000 acre Stanley and Livingston Private Game Reserve, situated ten minutes from the Victoria Falls, borders on the Zambezi National Park, and offers a diverse and yet unique African experience.

Home to the Big-5, activities there include morning and evening game drives, game walks and interaction with rhino.

For those wanting to relax, The Stanley and Livingstone’s gardens are lush and tropical. In the early evening, guests can enjoy sundowners on the patio whilst watching elephants, kudu and waterbuck at the watering hole, no more than 25 metres away.

Guests will find that choosing a Big 5 safari this close to one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World has its benefits as the accessibility to activities, both tranquil and exhilarating, is guaranteed to deliver an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

By day many guests choose to relax outside on the raised patio overlooking tropical gardens and a waterhole, which attracts a constant flow of animals, including elephant, buffalo, kudu and waterbuck. The swimming pool provides welcome respite during the heat of the day, and guests can laze around the pool or enjoy cocktails within full view of the surrounding wildlife.

In the evenings, the plush bar area is a natural gathering place and guests are encouraged to visit the handsomely-stocked wine cellar that boasts a selection of connoisseur’s favourites from France and South Africa. The elegant dining area is in a class of its own and offers the definitive fine dining experience in Victoria Falls. Service is impeccable and the food superb, with the emphasis on fresh local ingredients, lovingly prepared by a master-chef.

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