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Conference Venue:
Avani Victoria Falls Resort, Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Avani Victoria Falls Resort


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Accommodation & Hotels in Livingstone

The small town of Livingstone lies close to the famous Victoria Falls, making it the perfect base for the exploration of this natural wonder. It was once the capital of Northern Rhodesia before that title was passed onto Lusaka in 1935. Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, the town still retains its original charm and rustic merits. Its proximity to the allure of the Zambezi River as well as the hugely popular Victoria Falls, make it a favored attraction for tourists. It is fast becoming the adventure capital of Southern Africa with a massive variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Some of these spectacular outdoor activities that attract tourists to the town of Livingstone include: white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, bungee jumping, boat cruises, walks with lions, elephant back safaris and quad bike riding.

Livingstone accommodation include luxurious hotels, sophisticated riverside lodges and villas, and the more economic bed and breakfasts, guest houses, , camping and backpackers. Some of the accommodation in Livingstone is located within the town while there are quite a few options on the banks of the upper Zambezi River as well as close to Victoria Falls  and on the edges of the Batoka Gorge, on the Zambian side.


The following is based on an informal review by an IEEE member

Avani/Royal Livingstone: Most modern and “western” relative to other hotels in the region.

o  Host location

o  Conference rate around 2529 kwacha ($220 as of Fall 2015) and includes full English breakfast and unlimited access to the Victoria Falls between 06h00 and 18h00 daily

o  Several restaurant options within the resort

o  The Royal Livingstone is within walking distance, but golf carts can be requested to shuttle the guests.

o  The hotels are located in a wildlife park, and you can see zebras, monkeys and impala on their grounds.

o  Victoria Falls is within walking distance.

Booking Rates

Royal Livingstone Hotel

Single USD427.00 (1 x King bed)

Double USD473.00 (Either 1 x King bed or Twin beds)

Corner Lux Single USD479.00 (1 x King bed)

Corner Lux Double USD525.00 (1 x King bed or Twin beds)

Avani Victoria Falls

Single K2,529.00 (Queen beds or Twin beds)

Double K2,925.00 (Queen beds or Twin beds)

Family Rooms K3,273.00 (2 x Double beds which can be occupied by 2 x adults and 2 x children below the age of 12 years)Note this is our standard room with 1 x toilet and 1 x shower & bathtub


1. Group rates are quoted in Zambian Kwacha, per room per, per night, inclusive of breakfast and value added tax (“VAT”)

2. Group rates exclude any levy or tax, which may, in future, be levied by any public or government authority or other authorised body.

3. These rates are valid from 28th June – 3rd July 2016.

4. Should the total room requirements reduce to below 10 rooms per Hotel per night the group rates is no longer applicable.

5. Group rates quoted are based on the current bank rate of USD 1 – ZMW 12.00.

6. Rates in ZMK are subject to change according to the actual ROE (rate of Exchange) on the day that payment is done.

7. All rooms will be paid by individual delegates. Rooms will be held until 30th April 2016 after which any untaken rooms will be released for free sale and subject to availability.

The David Livingstone

o The rooms are very nice, comparable to Avani

o  Ballpark room rate around $180 for a standard room

o  Right on the Zambezi river with a gorgeous view

o  Shuttles needed for transportation to Avani

·       Protea Hotel Livingstone: A very nice “western style” hotel.

o  Room rate: $165 – $220 per night

o  Shuttles will be organized for transportation to Avani

·       Charisma: Not as nice as Avani or Protea but still nice

o  Room rate: 780 kwacha (about $70)

o  The guest rooms are quite nice and look like they have been recently upgraded

·       Waterside

o Caters to a younger, louder crowd

o  Rooms lack A/C as of October 2015

o  Prices over $200 per night

moz-screenshotTraveling to Livingstone, Zambia

Travelers from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission may be required to show a current vaccination certificate. Please check with the Zambian embassy or CDC about your country’s listing

Zambia at a Glance

Location Southern Africa, east of Angola between latitudes 8°S and between 20°E and 35°E, landlocked with 8 neighbors (Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo
Area    752,614 square kilometers
Population 14.3 million (2012, est.)
Population Growth Rate 2.11% (2006, est.)
Climate Three seasons:
warm wet season (Nov-April)
cool dry season (May-August)
hot dry season (Sept-October)
Capital City Lusaka
Official Language English
Currency Zambian Kwacha
Exchange Rates Visit

Visa Information

Visas are required to enter Zambia. Single and double entry visas can be obtained at Livingstone airport, border crossings or the local Zambian embassy elsewhere. Multi-entry visas must be obtained and paid for from an embassy in advance. If you are traveling via train from Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in the north before you make the trip down to Livingstone, it is advisable to obtain your visa before you board the train.
A transit/single entry visa is $50, double/multi entry is $80.

As of October 2015, all foreign nationals who require a visa can apply online via the e-Visa facility, which can be accessed here:

Processing time for e-visas should take between 3 and 5 working days.

Getting To and Around Livingstone

Flights: Flights into Livingstone arrive from Johannesburg & Nelspruit (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lusaka (Zambia).

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Livingstone is in a Malaria area. The best precaution is not to be bitten – wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts in the early morning and evening and wear insect repellent. Taking Malaria prophylactics before visiting Livingstone is recommended.

It is advisable to ensure that your Tetanus vaccination is up to date.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificates are no longer required in Zambia other than if you are arriving from an endemic area.

There are 24 hour clinics available in the center of Livingstone town. Feel free to ask your accommodation provider for assistance.

Activities in Livingston
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The Royal Livingstone Express – 0213 323232: $175.00 inclusive transfers within Livingstone

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African Queen/African Princess Cruise – 0978 323 726: $75.00 + $10.00 parking fee

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Jet Boat Extreme – 0213 321 375: $120.00

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Helicopter Flight: $130.00 – 10 minutes

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Micro-light Flights: $155.00 – 15 minutes

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Livingstone Island: $133