Zambia: Royal Livingstone Hotel

Not to be outdone by the historic and famous Victoria Falls Hotel on the Zimbabwean side, Zambia has its own ultra luxury Royal Livingstone Hotel sitting just mere hundreds of meters above the waterfalls. It’s much smaller but is equally impressive – zebras walking right next to the swimming pool, the deck on Zambezi River faces the falls, and it has an awesome all-gin bar featuring Livingstone Botanics gin produced specially for them from then juniper in South African fynbos near Cape Town. Attention to detail is in every little thing – from a royal piano in the main room to tea selection to the extensive library. When Livingstone himself floated in a canoe past this place, the thought of stopping and having a gin-tonic probably crossed his mind – too bad the hotel wasn’t here yet.