Founded in 1905, Livingstone owes its existence to Victoria Falls. When Dr. Livingstone discovered the Falls in 1855, he opened up the area to hunters, traders and other missionaries. In 1911 it became the capital of what was then called Northern Rhodesia. While Lusaka is today the capital of Zambia, Livingstone remains the “Tourist Capital” as there is so much to see and do.
Victoria Falls, is found the town of Livingstone. The town was inspired and named after Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone who was the first European to see and name the Falls after the British queen at the time. The history and culture are rich as is evidenced by the number of museums, the art and craft producers, the architecture, and the native food and way of life in the town.
The small town of Livingstone stands as an entry point to Victoria Falls as well as to the surrounding Zambezi region. As far as activities go, Livingstone has something for everyone. Adrenalin-junkies, explorers, romantics and adventurers will all find something here. Here are some of the Amazing activities found int the Mighty Victoria Falls and Livingstone of Home of African adventure activities.
Some of the Things to Do:
Whitewater Rafting – Through the Batoka Gorge.
Horseback Trails –In the Mosi-o-Tunya National Park.
Gwembe Reptile Park - Safaris with crocodiles and snakes at close range
Bungi Jumping – Off the 111-meter-high Victoria Falls Bridge.
Abseiling and Gorge Swinging –Off the sheer cliffs of the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls.
Guided Tour of the Victoria Fall - See the mighty Victoria Falls in all of their glory & Learn about the history of the Falls as you take in the awesomeness of this seventh natural wonder of the world.
Game Safaris and Rhino Walk – Take a drive or a walk through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and see all of Zambia’s plains game and a walk to truck the Rhinos. No predators are here so the animals are relaxed and easy to observe.
Micro lighting & Helicopter Flight -Flight over the Falls, Zambezi River & Mosi oa Tunya National Park.
River Safaris – Quiet jet-propelled boats take you into remote parts of the upper Zambezi.
Elephant back Safaris – Tame elephants give the best view for game viewing in the Reserve.
Lion and Cheetah Walks – No leashes or restraints and no enclosures. Young lions are walked in the bush to encourage survival skills and bush knowledge. This is essential to ensure their eventual release into the wild. The Mukuni Research Centre has an ongoing program for conserving and breeding the threatened Cheetah, through education and understanding of this amazing animal.
Boat Cruise - The Zambezi River cruises will take you along the river boundary of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, around Siloka Island and back with plenty of opportunities for game viewing, bird watching and sunset photo opportunities. The day time cruises last for about an hour and a half and the sunset cruise lasts for two hours.
Things you may see along the way – Elephant, hippo, crocodile, various antelope, Buffalo, bee-eaters, fish eagle, zebra and giraffe to name a few.