Thrillingly perched on the edge of the Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls, The Royal Livingstone is a five-star oasis of luxury ideally situated for admiring one of nature’s grandest spectacles. The hotel consists of colonial style buildings stretched along the Zambezi River, and each of the 173 en-suite rooms here features Victorian bathrooms with over-sized showers, white linen, satellite television, air-conditioning, mini-bar and, of course, a private veranda from which to enjoy your singular surroundings. In the main area of the hotel, the thatch-roofed buildings offer an elegant lounge, restaurant and bar and, you can always go for a swim in the pool that hovers over the swirling waters of the Zambezi. Named after the intrepid explorer David Livingstone, it’s no wonder the hotel offers easy access to such a range of exhilarating activities: white-water rafting, river boarding, canoeing, elephant-back safaris, game drives and more. When you return, you can enjoy a brisk workout at the gym—which includes weight training and circuit training facilities as well as space for aerobic and karate sessions—and a treatment at the spa, or perhaps a round of golf at the on-site course.