Livingstone

Location: Zambia

Total Area: 695 sq km

Population: 139,509

Best time to visit: December and January

Popularity rating:

7/10

Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi, the town of Livingstone is the perfect base from which to explore Victoria Falls and the many exciting activities on offer in the area. Named for the explorer David Livingstone who first documented the Victoria Falls on his expeditions north from Southern Africa, the town is today a bustling collection of shops, restaurants and tour operators. Popular activities in Livingstone include visiting the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, cultural interactions at the nearby Mukuni Village, White water rafting the Zambezi, and scenic flights over the falls themselves.

Victoria Falls

Visit the majestical Victoria waterfalls offer breathtakingly wild river rafting, bungee jumping, swinging or more relaxing canoeing opportunities.

 

Highlights

Flight of Angels

Take a helicopter trip over the falls and see the wide Zambezi and the gorges below. At ground level, you can appreciate the enormous size of the Victoria Falls, but it’s only as you take to air can you see the falls at their enormity.

 

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Wildlife gathers at the banks of the rivers during sunset as the temperature drops. Enjoy a cruise down the river and spot herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and more as you enjoy dinner prepared with fresh ingredients on board the boat.

Example tours visiting

Livingstone
11 Day Johannesburg sights & Livingstone Adventures
Livingstone, Cape Town & Kruger
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Off the beaten track

White Water Rafting

Under the Victoria Falls runs the Zambezi river, known to be one of the best white water rafting spots in the world. With multiple different levels of runs, the routes are sprinkled with tranquil pools.

Full moon tours of the Victoria Falls

Visit the Victoria Falls by moonlight as the full moon illuminates the waterfall.

High tea at the Elephant Cafe

Enjoy afternoon tea while overlooking the elephant sanctuary where the elephants are free to roam as guests enjoy the locally-sourced fresh ingredients on their white-clothed tables.