Livingstone


Victoria Falls, Zambia. Livingstone is a town in Southwestern Zambia and is home to the magnificent Victoria Falls. Livingstone is located just a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and is on the border with Zimbabwe. Livingstone is a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls in Zambia. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Visit Livingstone and experience an unforgettable Victoria Falls Safari Holiday.

 

There has been much discussion whether to visit Victoria Falls from Zambia, or from Zimbabwe. As far as entertainment is concerned, both sides of the Victoria Falls offer a fantastic array of activities. Victoria Falls, Zambia accommodation is situated more along the Zambezi River and is away from the town. Whichever country you choose, you are sure to have fantastic experiences.

 

Livingstone (Victoria Falls Zambia)

Livingstone is rapidly becoming known as the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa, with various adrenaline sports, an unmatched scenery of breathtaking proportions, and many other leisure options for outdoor lovers. Zambezi sunsets are stunning and a cruise on the upper Zambezi is a must on any trip to Livingstone. There are many options for breakfast, lunch or sunset cruises. The cruises will take you past the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, where you can glimpse hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffe and more, whilst sipping on a Gin and Tonic. Walking tours around Livingstone can be booked through Pure Africa Experiences, to take in the wonderful colonial architecture and history of this unique town.

 

Livingstone is named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone. The town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything in the country, as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian Colonial Buildings that line the city’s main road. Livingstone even had the distinction of having the country’s first newspaper.

 

The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935 and the bustling city has become a quiet town. A little neglected, but still retaining a special charm. The proximity to the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zambia has led it to become a base for travelers from all over the world, wanting to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonder of the World.

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