Livingstone Bars & Restaurants

Livingstone has a wide array of varied and tasty cuisine. Much of this is meat based (not surprisingly) and depending on which restaurants you may choose, you can be treated to some wonderful and varying game meats such as Kudu, warthog and impala. Crocodile is a speciality of the area and is highly recommended. Mopani worms can be served at certain restaurants and are an "aquired" taste but worth a go if you are game.

The local staple dish is called Nshima and is traditionally beef with corn meal and gravy. Very tasty! There are plenty of places with cold Mosi (the local beer) and you'll find the locals very friendly.

Whether you choose to have your sundowner beside the river or in town, Africans know how to serve drinks.... COLD!

Ocean Basket

This is situated on the main road out of town towards the falls and is within an easy walk of town. As the name suggests, it specialises in seafood and does an excellent seafood platter if there are a few of you who are keen to share. Service is good and generally quite fast.

Pub Rite

If you are keen on a good meal in the centre of town, Pub Rite offers a wonderful meal although service can be slow. It tends to fill up a great deal on Fridays and Saturdays, so if these are your nights in town, we suggest getting in early and enjoying a few cold drinks prior to your meal. Excellent steaks.

The Royal Livingstone Golf Club

For a perfect place to kick back and relax, especially if you are a group, the golf course is well set up with a stunning restaurant overlooking the stunning course. It can get busy so we receommend booking ahead. A varied and distinctive menu is on offer and the service is very attentive.

The Zambezi Sun & Royal Livingstone

Situated near to the Falls on the Upper Zambezi, both restaurants offer a wonderful dining experience. The Royal Livingstone offers wonderful A La Carte food whilst the Zambezi Sun offers and excellent buffet. Prices here are generally more than in Livingstone but well worth it as a treat. Try the excellent breakfast at Royal Livingstone Hotel. A collared shirt is required for men at both establishments.

The Waterfront Bar

Possibly the best place in Livingstone to watch the African sunset and enjoy an ice cold beverage. You'll often see and hear hippos in the river directly opposite the bar and on occasion other animals may appear!


Often the most happening bar in town, Jollyboys tends to have a younger backpacker type crowd at the bar. Service is excellent and being centrally located makes it the ideal place for an after dinner drink.

FezBar Gourmet Burger Joint

On the main road, just opposite Fawlty Towers and next to Shoprite, the Fezbar has a fantastic atmosphere. Rodney and his team do great Gourmet burgers and it is well worth a visit for one of your nights in Livingstone.